PHYSICAL THERAPY IS AN ESSENTIAL BUSINESS
Nueces County issued a “shelter in place” order on March 25, 2020, that will officially go into effect at 11:59 PM on March 26, 2020.
During this time Six Points Physical Therapy will remain open.
Physical Therapy is considered an “Essential Business” and will continue to operate during a “Shelter in Place” Order. Please know that a memorandum was issued on March 19, 2020 by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security which states:
“If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule.”
Since Six Points Physical Therapy is included in the specific definition of “essential” healthcare businesses, we will stay open to provide health care for patients and decongest emergency rooms and hospitals. We are able to practice within the recommended CDC guidelines and we are following local government mandates. We are here to assist in keeping people healthy; physical therapists are essential in flattening the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 22, 2020 Gov. Abbott directed that “all licensed healthcare professionals and facilities should postpone surgeries and procedures not medically necessary. For those patients who do not need surgery at this time, or if surgery has been delayed, we are here to assist with their individual conditions.
Here are the steps we are taking to help to prevent infection and the spread of the virus.
- All patients are screened daily for COVID-19 prior to their appointments via telephone. Patient’s with any COVID-19 symptoms or Flu symptoms are instructed to reschedule their appointments until they have been cleared to return.
- Employees and patients are asked to wash their hands for 20 seconds with soap and water prior to treatment as well as at the end of each treatment. We also have hand sanitizer readily available.
- All staff ana patients are asked to cover their coughs and sneezes with a tissue and discard the tissue in a closed trash bin or they are provided with a mask if needed.
- We are routinely deep cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces including workstations and treatment areas.
We will continue to diligently work to maintain a safe environment for our patients, our staff and the community. We hope everyone stays safe throughout this crisis.
Jaime P Moreno, PT Cert. SMT/ Director/ Owner