Mar 16, 2020
To our patients:
The Orthopedic Center of New Jersey is continually monitoring reports from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding the developing situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States. As always, we take preventative measures to ensure your continued health.
We've strengthened our cleaning procedures, including increasing the frequency and diligence in daily cleaning and disinfecting. In addition, we have provided hand sanitizer for use in all our waiting rooms and offices and continue to update our physicians and staff on best practices as outlined by the CDC.
As a reminder, here are a few simple things the CDC tells you that you can do to stop the spread of germs. Avoid close contact with people who are sick, and stay home if you are sick except to get medical attention; cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash; avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; and, most importantly, wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (to judge time, sing Happy Birthday, slowly, twice). For further information about coronavirus and the related illness COVID-19, visit www.cdc.gov or the World Health Organization at www.who.int.
In order to protect you, we are conforming to the curfews set by the state. For this reason, we are suspending our late hours, and all offices will close promptly at 5:00pm. Additionally, our urgent care and walk-in centers will be closed for the time being. We will be sure to let you know when we can go back to our usual office hours and services.
Your health and well-being remain our chief concerns. Please know that during this unusual time, we are taking every step with your best interests at heart.
With sincere thanks for your understanding and best wishes for your good health,
The Physicians and Staff of OINJ