COVID-19 Update

We are here for you Cedar Valley!

March 2020

Dear patients, friends, and family of Vanderloo Chiropractic,

We know that your inboxes are full of COVID-19 updates, so we don’t want to overwhelm you with communication, but we do want to share an update from us. Please read to the end.

First off, WE ARE OPEN! We truly believe that your chiropractic care is one of the most important defenses against this or any virus. Your nervous system is the master system that controls all of the other systems in your body, including your immune system. Getting adjusted helps keep your immune system strong! Vanderloo Chiropractic has always, and will continue, to maintain a clean and sanitary environment for our patients and staff.

With so many news stories, it's understandable to be concerned about COVID-19. Please know that the precautions we already take every day to prevent the spread of infection, also helps prevent the spread of COVID-19.

We want our patients to feel secure knowing that your health and well-being are very important to us.

Just like you, we have families we care about and want to keep healthy and safe. When something like the coronavirus hits the news, it can make us worry about everyday decisions. We feel compelled to respond with some encouraging and empowering words.

One of the most important things we can do is continue with our normal lives, doing the things we enjoy and need to stay healthy, while taking reasonable precautions. Living our lives keeps us healthy and happy and teaches our kids good behaviors.

The person best equipped to take care of you is you, but we’ve got your back (pun intended)! We clean our offices many times a day and every evening before we leave. Antiseptic wipes and other cleaners are used on every surface someone contacts. As we increase the frequency of cleaning, you may see us doing this even more often now. Even before the Coronavirus, we made it a point to wash our hands and use hand sanitizer all the time.

Here are some tips to help you and your family feel safe and ready to face the world.

In General:

Wash, wash, wash your hands. Did you know that regular soap and water are more effective than hand sanitizer (and apparently easier to find right now)? To really get clean, wash for at least 20 seconds – which just happens to be how long it takes to hum Row-Row-Row Your Boat three times.

Be sneeze- and cough-courteous. Coughing or sneezing into the inner crook of your arm, or into the collar of your shirt, catches the droplets that would otherwise end up in the air or on the surfaces around you. Most viruses are transmitted through droplets, so this is important.

Save the mask for Halloween. The benefit of a mask is that it controls the outbound expression of germs when someone coughs or sneezes. If you’re healthy, a mask won’t be very effective in preventing the spread of germs. If you’re sick and need to be out in the world, a mask can help protect those around you when you cough or sneeze. If you do become sick, please seek appropriate medical attention.

Don’t touch your face! The easiest way to get sick (with any kind of virus) is to introduce germs from your hands to mucus membranes – like your eyes, nose and mouth. Kids may have a hard time with this one, please help gently remind them!
Netflix and chill. If you’re not feeling well (whether it’s coronavirus or an old-school cold) please stay home, cuddle with your pet or a blanket and catch up on your favorite show. We'll see soon.


Out in the World:

Wipe it out. Many of us do this anyway but grab one of those wet wipes at the grocery store entrance to clean the cart handle.

Declutter! A clean desk or counter makes it easier to run a cleaning cloth across.

Personal space. Keep at least 3 feet between you and someone who is sneezing or coughing. Own your bubble.

Sharing = caring? Not right now! We’re usually all about sharing, but for now the kindest thing you can do is avoid sharing food, drinks, utensils, etc. Public toys may not be as available in office during this time, so you are encouraged to bring your child’s favorite toy to your visit. (What will we do without the trains?!?)

Breathe in, breathe out. Ventilation is a good thing. Weather and location permitting, crack a window.


Taking Care of Yourself:

Be on your best behavior. Keep yourself in good shape by getting plenty of sleep, being physically active, drinking lots and lots of water, and eating nutritious foods. A stressed body is a weakened body, so manage your stress through exercise, yoga, prayer, meditation, or conversation with a trusted friend.

Self-care matters! Caring for yourself is the best thing you can do for your overall health, including getting your CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS! If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, consider reading Dr. Aviva Romm’s article. Keep breastfeeding!

We are humbled by your loyalty, and we take our responsibility to our patients, families, friends, and community very seriously.

From the onset of this situation, we have been listening to the appropriate sources for accurate and up-to-date information. Please know that we are taking extra precautions to sanitize our office and are following the CDC Public Health Guidelines.

As things evolve, we are actively monitoring the situation and assessing risks, and are ready to implement immediate changes to ensure a high level of safety, should such a need occur. We will continue to communicate with you in a timely and transparent way so you can continue to visit us with confidence.

For over 44 years, we have been committed to providing our patients and community with high-quality chiropractic care and amazing customer service. We’ll be here throughout this situation to serve you, our loyal patients, and take whatever steps are necessary to make sure your health and safety are protected as you visit us during this time. We appreciate your loyalty and patience.

Please take good care of yourselves and each other.
See you soon,
Vanderloo Chiropractic
P.S. Get adjusted!


Resources:

For additional trusted resources about the coronavirus, we recommend these websites: 
https://talbotspy.org/letter-f...
https://www.cdc.gov/coronaviru...
https://www.who.int/news-room/...
https://www.wfc.org/website/im...
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#disease-basics.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronaviru...
https://www.co.black-hawk.ia.u...
https://www.acatoday.org/News-...
https://www.who.int/emergencie...

Pregnancy, breastfeeding, kids:
https://www.facebook.com/Natio...
https://avivaromm.com/covid-19...
https://www.cdc.gov/coronaviru...

Videos:
https://www.facebook.com/David...
https://www.dropbox.com/s/5k0u...
https://youtu.be/atshtoL6KbY


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