Crisis Response COVID-19 – What is next?

Hello, everybody. Happy Passover. Happy Good Friday. Happy irregular Friday since nothing’s regular now but wanted to get back in touch for our critical five minute response for chiropractors. And today we are going to go through a few different things, mainly some updates with regards to some things that have come out, some additional resources for you all to refer to and based on some of the feedback we’ve been getting I think today is going to be our last scheduled events unless and until we hear from you all. If you have additional questions, comments, or things that we need to review and get on live events to do with you all, we’re going to be more than happy to do it.

So for today’s purposes there are a couple of things that I wanted to go through with you together, so that you can be on top of the new guidances, the new guidelines, things that are continually coming out and make sure you are on top of everything. First things first, just recently I was shared a link to an interim guidance from the CDC and this was related to critical infrastructure workers. And the guidance, what they’re talking about is that if a critical infrastructure worker has been exposed to somebody who is either symptomatic or has tested positive for Covid-19 that they can potentially return to work provided that they still remain asymptomatic.

With that there’s additional protocols that should be in place if they go back to work, for instance, temperature checks and symptom checks, wearing masks, being protected, cleaning, et cetera, you know, a lot of the things that are already in place, but one of the confusing parts that I noticed on this link with the interim guidance is that the critical infrastructure workers they listed are not really specifically referring to health care workers or health care providers. They’re more the infrastructure workers.

So that being said, I think this is the direction that the government’s going to go with all essential providers and essential workers because that is what makes sense at this point with more and more people testing positive or being exposed at a certain point, you still need certain people to work and provide these essential services to the public. Even though we’re still doing the shelter in place in most areas across the country. So from that perspective, use your best judgment still. This doesn’t necessarily exonerate you if let’s say you are a provider that had seen a patient that has tested positive or if you have an employee that’s tested positive, the previous guidelines and guidances should still be heavily favored and looked at and you should use your best judgment in whether it’s closing your office or having the employee who tested positive quarantine for 14 days since that’s still the proper protocol or have you quarantine for 14 days.

That’s going to be a personal judgment for you. But the main reason to bring this up today is this is an update that the CDC themselves have put out and that I predict will be something that will be more broad scope in the very near future for all essential providers. So that’s one thing to look at and we can likely provide the link somewhere, whether it’s in the comments or via text or whatever it may be. So look out for that. Another thing that I wanted to go through is another resource that goes through some of the data of the Covid-19 cases and the death rate and the predictions and projections that are coming out. There’s a lot of different websites that are doing this at this point, but this is one of them that we’ve found to have a relatable data and not fear-mongering data that a lot of them are putting out.

So this one is and I think we’ll put it up on the screen here to kind of scroll through briefly, but it shows a lot of different things. You can dictate which state or if you want to look at the country or other countries as a whole to look at hospital resource use when they’re expecting there to be either a critical break or when it’s going to reach its peak go down. Same holds true for the death rate that is coming out. It looks as if we’re reaching a peak of some sort and that it may start to trickle down in the near future. Obviously nobody knows for sure, but those are good signs and there are signs that we may be able to return back to as new of a normal as possible. Hopefully in the next few weeks or few months at the worst so that you all can get back to treating the patients that need you.

So this is another good resource that we’ve been looking at and that I think you might find useful for not only yourself but maybe your patients and your staff as well. Take a look, scroll through, obviously provide comments in the comment section of this video. If you have additional resources for your peers to use or for us to take a look at or if you have any questions as always because we want to make sure you all are taken care of.

And we take it as a positive sign we haven’t been getting as much questions. Hopefully we’ve been covering a lot of the things that you’ve been curious about and as we all adjust to this new normal, the questions stop coming up and we get used to what’s happening. Hopefully these are all positive signs that we’re trending in the right direction and we want to make sure that we’re doing our part as well. So thanks so much for tuning in, for being on this ride with us and we appreciate you all and want to again, send our gratitude, our well wishes and hope you stay safe. So thank you and have a great weekend. Bye bye.

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