Updated January 15, 2021
As we have moved into a new year with students returning to classes and in-person instruction, we fully anticipate an increase in COVID-19 cases. We are confident that this is the start of “turning a corner” and returning to lives of normalcy. We are not sure what the new normal will ultimately look like and no matter the twists and turns, Spectrum Health Care is committed to continuing to keep our staff, clients, and patients safe.
Even as we are being to vaccinate our community members, starting with essential personnel and at-risk individuals, this process will take time. Rest assured – your entire SHC team has received the vaccine and our clinic, along with all SHC properties, continues to keep safety protocols in place (see below). We are optimistic, but we are also being very cautious. Please do the same!
A city health order issued on January 14, 2021 has been extended until February 16, 2021, 11:59pm. The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services continues to included face mask requirements for all of Boone County, not just within the city limits of Columbia. You may find the ordinance details on their website.
Policies for in-person visits to SHC Offices and Clinic:
- All visitors require an appointment to enter our building (both Suites 100 and 250).
- All visits for Clinic and Prevention services (Suite 100) require an appointment. No walk-in services available at this time.
- All patients for the Clinic and Prevention services require a phone screening before an appointment will be set. New patients accepted. Call the Clinic to setup your appointment: (573) 514-7312.
- All patients with a scheduled appointment for Clinic or Prevention services will be required to wear a face covering while in the building. Limited supplies are available for patients while at our offices.
- Only patients are allowed in the building. Companions are asked to wait outside or in their cars. Exceptions: One parent or guardian with their minor child is allowed, but will also have to comply with safety measures in place. One support person is allowed if patient requires assistance for mobility, communication, etc.
- The administrative and housing offices (Suite 250) continue to be closed to the public. Appointments available by calling: (573) 875-8687.
To minimize your risk of transmitting or contracting COVID-19:
- Wash your hands with frequency. Before and after visiting the restroom, and after touching anything potentially contaminated with the virus.
- Wear a face mask or covering at all times when in public, interacting with those outside of your household, and when interacting with those in passing (i.e. shopping, visiting, going to appointments, etc.).
- Practice Social Distancing at all times. Social Distancing is keeping at least 6 feet between you and others at all times possible.
- Do not cough or sneeze into hands. Use a tissue, then discard into a trash receptacle – never put on a table or other area – immediately, and wash hands.
- Do not touch your face. If you have an itch, use a tissue then discard after use.
- If you have new symptoms (fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, loss of taste or smell, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting) – STAY HOME and call your doctor!