For your health and safety as well as the Olympic staff, we have taken the following precautions to address the COVID-19 crisis:
- We are disinfecting all areas of contact on tables, countertops and equipment after each patient’s use.
- We are taking temperature readings on everyone that enters the clinic. Anyone with a temperature over 100.4° will not be admitted.
- We are requesting social distancing to the extent possible. To support this, reception area seating has been limited to four chairs. If needed, you will be asked to wait in your car and the front desk staff will notify you when we can start your visit.
- Unless you need assistance, please do not bring anyone with you inside the clinic. Please have them wait in your vehicle.
- If you have any of the following please call us at 425-774-2411, do not come to the office.
- Recent fever
- Cough (new within the last 14 days)
- Difficulty breathing
- Confirmed positive COVID-19 test on yourself or someone you live with.
To ease the strain on hospitals and urgent care centers, the Washington State Chiropractic Association has urged providers to remain open and accept patients. As long as we are allowed to, we will continue to evaluate and treat patients with musculoskeletal conditions in the safest manner possible. For updated hours, call us at 425 774 2411 or visit our Google my business account at Olympic Spine and Sports Therapy.
Here are some tips and resources you may find valuable:
Wash, wash, wash your hands. Did you know soap and water are more effective than hand sanitizer (and apparently easier to find right now)? To be the most effective against germs, wash for at least 20 seconds – the amount of time takes to hum Row-Row-Row Your Boat three times.
Be sneeze- and cough-courteous. Coughing or sneezing into the inner crook of your arm catches droplets that would otherwise end up in the air or on the surfaces around you. The COVID-19 virus is primarily transmitted through droplets, so containing them is essential to halting the spread.
Save the mask for Halloween. The benefit of a mask is that it controls the outbound expression of germs when someone coughs or sneezes. If you’re healthy, a mask won’t be very effective in preventing the spread of germs. If you’re sick and need to be out in the world, a mask can help protect those around you from the germs you send out when you cough or sneeze.
Don’t touch your face! The easiest way to get sick (with any kind of virus) is to introduce germs from your hands to mucus membranes – like your eyes, nose and mouth.
Netflix and chill. Avoid social gatherings and shopping right now. Stay at home, cuddle with your pets, and binge a new show.
Out in the World
Wipe it out. Many of us do this anyway, but use the complimentary wet wipes at the grocery store entrance to clean the cart handle.
Declutter! A clean desk or counter is easier to sanitize.
Personal space. Social distancing is key right now. Keep at least 6 feet between you and others when possible. (Close family members are exempt, of course.)
Sharing = caring? Not right now! We’re usually all about sharing, but for now the kindest thing you can do is avoid sharing food, drinks and lotion – and the germs that ride with them.
Breathe in, breathe out. Ventilation is a good thing. Weather and location permitting, crack a window.
Taking Care of Yourself
Be on your best behavior. Keep yourself in good shape by getting plenty of sleep, being physically active, drinking lots of water and eating nutritious foods. A stressed body is a weak body, so manage your stress through exercise, meditation or conversation with a trusted friend.
Self-care matters. Caring for yourself is the best thing you can do for your overall health.
Looking for some trusted facts about COVID-19? We recommend these resources:
I hope this information is helpful. Know that I am praying for your protection and health. If there’s anything we can do, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are all in this together.
Mark Shelley, DC DACNB