COVID-19: OUR COMMITMENT TO OUR ABILITY FAMILY
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to present itself in locations throughout the U.S., we are focused on protecting the health and safety of our patients, employees, associates and communities.
We are closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation, specifically, guidance and updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO). With this information, our team is implementing calculated and thoughtful plans and actions related to our approach to patient care and other operational elements of our business.
Proactive actions we are taking:
- Requiring team members to take preventive measures recommended by the CDC to help stop the spread of the virus, including but not limited to: washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoiding contact with others who are sick, and staying home if sick.
- Providing our employees with preventive measures and resources, including: facts on the virus, reinforcement of facility cleaning guidelines (including the temporary removal of toys in the pediatric areas of our office), guidance on personal protective care and use, and instructions on reporting a COVID-19 exposure.
- Communicating with Ability Prosthetic & Orthotic patients through various channels to ensure we reschedule an appointment if they have a fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing, have traveled to or had close contact with someone who has traveled to high risk countries, or have tested positive for or been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
- Restricting non-essential employee travel, and limiting non-essential visits to our facilities
Rest assured, we'll continue to closely monitor the situation and follow the CDC's recommended guidelines and take any necessary measures. Our top priority remains to protect the health of our Ability family.