A Message Regarding Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

March 16, 2020

Our top priority is the well-being of our patients, our staff and the communities we serve. As discussions and
concerns surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue at the local, state, and national levels, The Orthopaedic Group, P.C. is continually monitoring the situation in conjunction with guidance from the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control.

With so much attention on coronavirus, we want to assure you we are taking extensive steps to help ensure your health and safety. As we become aware of new information about coronavirus, we will be sure to let you know. You can also find the latest updates at CDC.gov

Our medical staff and employees follow strict guidelines for cleaning and sanitizing surfaces, common-use areas and treatment rooms to reduce/prevent the spread of illness. Hand washing and sanitizing are handled very carefully and thoroughly.

Current Patients:

We ask that if you are sick (fever, coughing, achiness), please cancel your appointment and reschedule for a later time when you are no longer sick. If you or anyone in your household has any of these symptoms, please contact our office to reschedule your appointment.

To protect our patients, staff and family members at all of our locations, we will only be allowing one (1) necessary caregiver/driver/family member/friend to accompany patients. 

We recommend and urge patients to refer to the CDC website for information on preventing illness from the coronavirus.

Am I at risk?

If you are in a group that has been identified as being at high-risk for serious illness from coronavirus infection, you should also consider additional precautions such as limiting close contact with others, avoiding crowds, and avoiding cruise travel and non-essential air travel. Please refer to the CDC webpage for more detailed information.

For more information about who is at risk for serious illness from the coronavirus refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

What if I develop symptoms?

If you think you have been exposed to the coronavirus and develop any fevers/chills, cough, shortness of breath, or other concerning symptoms, call your primary doctor immediately. Please also refer to information provided by the CDC on how to prevent the spread of coronavirus if you are sick.

What can I do to protect myself?

Please refer to the CDC website for information on preventing illness from the coronavirus. The Orthopaedic Group, P.C. will continue taking all necessary and precautionary measures to ensure safety for all of our patients, visitors and staff during this COVID-19 outbreak. If you have specific questions or concerns regarding the situation, please feel free to call (251) 476-5050.