On March 21, 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy held a press conference in which additional measures were enacted to curtail the spread of Covid-19 and issued Executive Order 108 which memorialized additional restrictions placed on New Jersey citizens and businesses. All businesses except those expressly excluded from the order were to close until further notice. Specifically excluded from the order are “any health facilities that provide medically necessary or therapeutic services.” The Order further states: “Nothing in this Order shall be construed to limit, prohibit or restrict in any way the provision of health care or medical services to members of the public." Exec. Order 108 (3/21/2020). (https://covid19.nj.gov/
When asked clarifying questions at the press conference, Governor Murphy confirmed that physical therapy services would be permitted and that “all healthcare services are considered essential.”
Our practice is maintaining normal office hours unless we are otherwise directed. We are not allowing patients to wait in our waiting room. Instead, we are calling and asking they stay in their cars until we call them to come in for their appointment. This allows us to have everyone maintain a 6-foot distance between staff and other patients, and time for us to disinfect the office prior to the next appointment. We are also screening our patients prior to their appointment so that everyone stays healthy.
In addition to washing your hands and eating properly, chiropractic helps keep your immune system strong to help fight viruses. Stay safe and healthy and we will all get through this together.
Check out this video that illustrates the proper way to wash your hands thoroughly! pic.twitter.com/1WeDwlCaF6
Additional information on COVID-19 in the state of NJ, please visit https://covid19.nj.gov/