Updated July 8, 2020
On July 1st the state of Virginia and Fairfax County moved into phase 3 of our reopening plan. As we begin to get back outdoors and resume many of the activities that we’ve greatly missed, it is important to acknowledge that the virus can still be spread among us. That is why it’s more important than ever to exercise the necessary precautions to help keep you and our community healthy and safe. If you haven’t already, you can read more about Fairfax County’s phase 3 reopening plan here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/covid19/reopen
As a health care provider in this community it is our top priority to ensure the health and safety of our patients and guests. That is why the following precautions have been implemented to make sure we minimize the spread of this virus:
- If you or anyone in your household has been sick, we ask that you please wait at least two weeks before resuming your care in our office.
- All staff, patients and guests of our office are required to wear a mask. If you don’t have one or forgot to bring one, a mask will be provided for you upon entering.
- Our waiting room has been reorganized to allow for proper social distancing.
- Our scheduling has been adjusted to allow one patient per 30 minute time slot.
- Hand sanitizing stations have been placed throughout the office and in each treatment room.
- Each treatment room is sanitized between patient visits.
- High touch surfaces (including door handles, elevator panels, counter tops, keyboards, etc) within each suite and throughout our building undergo regular disinfection and sanitation using Evaclean Protexus Disinfection and Sanitizing System.
A healthy and well protected community starts with healthy individuals. While these precautions will help stop the spread of Covid-19, healthy lifestyle choices can be the first and best line of defense. Make sure you get plenty of quality sleep, aiming for 6-8 hours every night. Try to get regular exercise daily. This doesn’t have to be anything super intense, but aim to get outside and move your body everyday. Try to get outside in the sunlight when possible. Vitamin D is a tremendously important vitamin in the body and plays a key role in the body’s immune function. Drink plenty of water (aim for half your body weight in ounces/day) and eat a healthy, well balanced diet filled with lots of vegetables and fruits for key micro-nutrients. Lastly, try to manage stress during these difficult times. Yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercises are all great ways to help manage stress. If you have any questions or need help with any of the above wellness tips, please feel free to contact me.
Yours in good health,
Dr. Scott Young
Young Chiropractic & Rehab