As we move into the colder months, we will be spending more time indoors and near one another. Additionally, in Columbia, we have now sent pre-k – 5th-grade students back to in-person learning. With these changes we can anticipate an increase in COVID-19 cases, even if only a temporary jump.
The City of Columbia has also extended its city-wide health order until November 3rd, 11:59 pm. You may find the full ordinance on their website. This ordinance continues through Election Day, so it is essential to note that you must wear a face mask or covering to vote.
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 walk-in visits for Clinic and Prevention services (Suite 100) require an appointment.
- All patients for the Clinic and Prevention services require a phone screening before an appointment will be set. New patients continue to be 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!
Updated October 5, 2020