COVID-19 Patient Resource Information
Upon arrival at our facility
When you arrive for your scheduled appointment, please call our office at 631-212-1380. We will confirm your room is available before you enter the building.
What is a novel coronavirus?
COVID-19 is a new illness, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. The virus-causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is not the same as the coronaviruses that cause mild illness, such as the common cold.
How does COVID-19 spread?
Current data suggest person-to-person transmission most commonly happens during close exposure to a person (within 6 feet) infected with the virus. Respiratory droplets are produced while speaking, coughing or sneezing. Droplets can land in the mouth, nose or eyes or be inhaled into the lungs of those within close proximity. Transmission may also occur through contact with contaminated surfaces with transfer to eyes, nose or mouth.
Risk of transmission
COVID-19 is a new disease, and there is limited information regarding risk factors for this severe condition. People of all ages with underlying medical conditions are at increased risk, particularly if not well controlled. At-risk individuals include, but are not limited to, those:
- 65 years and older
- who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility
- with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
- who have serious heart conditions
- who are immunocompromised?
- Many conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immunity-weakening medications
- with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 40 or higher)
- with diabetes
- with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis
- with liver disease
What Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery is doing to maintain my safety?
- Actively screening the staff for fever and other symptoms before they begin their shift
- Staff wear personal protective equipment (PPE), which may include eye protection, face shields, gloves and gowns, for their protection and the protection of others
- Limiting points of entry
- Screening all patients entering the facility
- Actively screening patients for fever and other symptoms
- Patients should be wearing their own face covering upon arrival to the facility
- Patients should be wearing their own face covering upon entering the facility and shall remain in place during patient/staff encounters and in all common areas.
- Testing patients prior to elective surgeries no greater than 72 hours prior to surgery
- Patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 will be referred to their primary care physician, treatment or surgery will be postponed until cleared.
- Rigorous cleaning and disinfection practices are used to maintain a healthy environment; cleaning removes dirt and debris, while disinfection kills germs on surfaces.
- We have employed a full-time environmental specialist to clean and disinfect rooms in between patients, frequently disinfecting all common areas, bathrooms and staff stations.
- We have installed touchless sanitizing stations throughout our facility for ease of use.
- Air purifiers are being used in common areas, treatment rooms, Post Anesthesia Care Unit and Operating Room.