New Health Acupuncture Clinic
|1407 York Road. Suite 305A. Lutherville. MD 21093
Tel : 443-310-5382 Fax: 667-206-2956 Emai: email@example.com
New Health Clinic Guideline for COVID-19
As of May 7th, 2020, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has
permitted essential health provider to treat non-urgent patients.
In order to meet the requirements for a high level of infection
control, our clinic guideline for COVID-19 is based on the
recommendations from American Society of Acupuncture.
1. All patients will be prescreened by the phone before making
appointment. Prescreening includes any symptoms of COVID-
19, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty
breathing, and for travel history or exposure risks in 14 days. If
patients has acute illness related to COVID-19 or exposure
risks in 14 days, we will ask them immediately to contact their
primary doctor. Our clinic is not authorized to treat any illness
related to COVID-19.
2. To avoid crowded in waiting room, please arrived your
appointment on time. After you arrive at park lot, please stay at
your car and text/call us at 443-3105382 for a permission.
After you received our confirmation text, you can directly come
to office. We suggested you use stairs rather than elevator. If
you use elevator, please make sure you are only one person
in the elevator.
3. All patient requires to wear face mask all time including
treatment except for specific condition. Our office can provide
one face mask for you if you arrive without a mask.
4. All patient’s temperature will be taken before treatment.
5. All patient will fill out a declaration asking about symptoms
of COVID-19 and travel exposure to COVID -19 patients.
6. We strongly suggest all patient wash their hand
immediately when you just arrive in the office and leave office
after treatment. Our office provides CDC recommending hand
7. If patient is positively identified to have COVID-19 in 14 days
after acupuncture treatment in our clinic, he/she should
immediately report to our office so that we can inform our
patient for a necessary next step.
8. If patients have any question regarding COVID-19, please
contact us at 443-3105382 anytime.
1. Our staffs will require self-check for COVID -19 symptoms
based on Johns Hopkins University Medical School Self
If any of our staffs has the symptom of COVID-19, he/she will
require to stay at home and contact his/her primary doctor
immeddiately. If any of our staff member is positively identified
to have COVID-19. We will immediately inform our patient who
received acupuncture treatment in 14 days. We encourage our
patient immediately to contact their primary doctor for
necessary next step.
2. All staff requires to wear face mask, lab coat and gloves all
time during treating patient. Wash hand anytime when
touching any shared item, commons area, before entering
treatment room and leaving treatment room.
3. In addition to maintaining a routine clear protocol, such as
changing bed sheet after each patient, we will use UV to
aerosol disinfectants in treatment room between each patient.
We will use 70% ethanol or EPA approved disinfectant to
disinfect all frequently touched surface including table, chairs,
lamps door knobs, and any object between each patient.
4. For using credit card payment, we will use “COVID-19” as
you signature to reduce touching any potential contaminated
common surface. If you do not agree it, we will provide a
disinfected pen for you to sign.
For our staffs
Masks reduce airborne transmission
A large proportion of the spread of COVID-19 appears to be
occurring through airborne transmission of aerosols produced
by asymptomatic individuals during breathing and speaking.
Aerosols can accumulate, remain infectious in indoor air for
hours, and be easily inhaled deep into the lungs.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
recommendations for social distancing of 6 ft and hand
washing to reduce the spread of COVID-19 are based on
studies of respiratory droplets carried out in the 1930s, when
these studies were conducted, the technology did not exist for
detecting submi-cron aerosols.
Increasing evidence for COVID-19 suggests the 6 ft CDC
recommendation for social distancing is likely not enough
under many indoor conditions where aerosols can remain
airborne for hours, accumulate over time, and follow air flows
over distances further than 6 ft.
After evidence revealed that airborne transmission by
asymptomatic individuals might be a key driver in the global
spread of COVID-19, the CDC recommended the use of cloth
face coverings Masks provide a critical barrier, reducing the
number of infectious viruses in exhaled breath, especially of
asymptomatic people and those with mild symptoms. Surgical
mask material reduces the likelihood and severity of COVID-19
by substantially reducing airborne viral concentrations. Masks
can also protect uninfected individuals from COVID-19
aerosols and drop-lets. Thus, it is particularly important to
wear masks in locations with conditions that can accumulate
high concentrations of viruses, such as health care settings,
air-planes, restaurants, and other crowded places with
reduced ventilation. The aerosol filtering efficiency of different
materials, thicknesses, and layers used in properly fitted
homemade masks was recently found to be similar to that of
the medical masks that were tested. More information, please
see the linked reference.
Infectious aerosol particles can be released during
breathing and speaking by asymptomatic infected individuals.
No masking maximizes exposure, whereas universal
masking results in the least exposure.
SARS-CoV-2 And COVID-19: What's The Difference?
CDC and World Health Organization (WHO) encourage experts to use COVID-19 when
referring to this new disease. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ ‘D’ for
disease and 19 indicates the year it was discovered. SARS-CoV-2, which stands for
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2, is actually the name of virus that
causes COVID-19 (the disease). Because general public has become familiar with COVID-
19, we only use COVID-19 referring to both disease and virus in our web page. .
|Centers for Disease Control
The symptoms of COVID-19
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the
virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
1. Fever or chills;
3. Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing;
5. Muscle or body aches;
7.New loss of taste or smell;
8. Sore throat;
9.Congestion or runny nose;
10. Nausea or vomiting;
This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC
will continue to update this list as we learn more about
How COVID-19 spreads
1.The virus is thought to spread mainly from
person-to-person. Between people who are in close
contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
2.Through respiratory droplets produced when an
infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. These droplets
can land in the mouths or noses of people who are
nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
3. Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19
may be spread by people who are not showing
1. Wash your hands
Wash your hand often with soap and water for at least 20
seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after
blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are
not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least
60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them
together until they feel dry. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and
mouth with unwashed hands.
2. Avoid close contact
Avoid close contact with people who are sick, even inside your
home. If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick
and other household members. Put distance between yourself
and other people outside of your home. Remember that some
people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.
Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people. Do
not gather in groups. Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass
gatherings. Keeping distance from others is especially important
for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
3. Wear face cover
Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when
around others. You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you
do not feel sick. Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when
they have to go out in public. The cloth face cover is meant to
protect other people in case you are infected.
Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children
under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is
unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the
mask without assistance.
The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
4. Cover coughs and sneezes
If you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face
covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a
tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
Throw used tissues in the trash and immediately wash your
hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and
water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand
sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
5. Clean and disinfect
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This
includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles,
desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and
water prior to disinfection. Then, use a household disinfectant.
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6. Monitor Your Health
Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of
breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19. Especially important if
you are running essential errands, going into the office or
workplace, and in settings where it may be difficult to keep a
physical distance of 6 feet.
Take your temperature if symptoms develop. Don’t take your
temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking
medications that could lower your temperature, like
Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.
(All information above are from CDC website updated at 06/5/2020)