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Clinic Re-opening June 9

Clinic Re-opening June 9, Rick DeTroye L.Ac. LLC in Northeast Portland, OR

Nootka Rose   Columbia Slough, Portland, OR   May 17, 2020

Just a quick note to let you know I plan to start seeing patients again on Tuesday, June 9. In terms of the Covid-19 pandemic, I believe anything could happen between now and then, and I will keep this date flexible depending on local and national infection statistics. If numbers indicate a continued reduction in positive cases, I will stick with the June 9 re-opening. If numbers begin to trend significantly upward and another peak infection phase begins, I will remain closed. For the time being, however, you can look forward to acupuncture treatments again beginning June 9.

At this point, I have almost everything I need to operate with the new safety requirements. I'm still waiting for a no-touch thermometer to be delivered, as I'll be taking everyone's temperature when they arrive for appointments. This is now standard operating procedure in all medical offices, so it probably comes as no surprise to you. As I get closer to re-opening, I'll send out another update with information about additional office safety protocols and what I'll need patients to do to ensure a safe treatment environment for everyone.

I'm also hoping to streamline payment interactions with people as much as possible by setting up multiple options for copays and treatment fees, including ApplePay and Venmo. And much as I like cash and checks, it's unlikely I'll be accepting them, at least for the time being. I never thought I'd say that!

Lastly, with so much talk about re-opening and "getting back to normal", I encourage everyone to continue washing hands for a minimum of 20 seconds with soap and warm water, wearing a mask in public, and maintaining six feet of social distancing when in public and meeting with friends. The reason we were able to keep Covid positive numbers down was because so many people observed these practices during the shutdown. According to all reliable sources we are not out of the woods and won't be for quite some time. We can't beat this pandemic, but we can maximize our ability to stay safe. And, thanks to everyone for your continued patience with and mindful concern for others. That's what it's all about...