An Update from FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers - San Francisco
All of us here at FYZICAL San Francisco hope that you and your family are doing well during these unusual times. As an essential business, we have been able to remain open since the outset of the pandemic and we would like to let you know what we are doing to keep our patients and employees safe.
We want to assure you that as part of our normal course of business we take daily precautions to ensure our clinic is cleaned and sanitized. In response to the pandemic, we increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfection. Specifically, every morning all chairs, treatment tables, exercise equipment, counters, and surfaces are cleaned with a solution of 70% isopropyl alcohol. These areas are then cleaned after every patient throughout the day, and linens used are replaced after each patient. At the end of the day, these areas are cleaned again as they were in the morning. The restroom is cleaned once a day, and a professional cleaner also services the clinic with two evening visits per week.
Concerning air purifiers, we have placed one with a medical-grade HEPA 13 filter in the gym area, which is approximately 800 square feet. This air purifier cleans the air in 840 square feet every 30 minutes. We have placed five additional air purifiers, also with medical-grade HEPA 13 filters, throughout the clinic - one in each of the four treatment rooms and one in the waiting area (which receives fresh air as patients enter and exit). These purifiers clean the air in 150 square feet every 15 minutes, and the treatment rooms are each approximately 100 square feet. Additionally, please know that heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) was newly installed in 2019 when the clinic was built out from the existing shell.
Finally and as you would expect, our team is continuing to wear masks. In accordance with the guidance for healthcare facilities issued by the City and County of San Francisco, we are respectfully requiring that those who enter our facility also wear masks. Should you arrive without one, we will be pleased to provide you a disposable mask at the front desk. Effective August 20, 2021, we will be requiring our Fitness Training Program clients to present proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.
We here at FYZICAL – San Francisco want to thank you, our patients, for your continued trust and support.
Daniel L. James, PT
Note: Updated information from the CDC on coronavirus disease can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html , information from the California Department of Public Health can be found at https://cdph.ca.gov/covid19 and information from the City and County of San Francisco can be found at https://sf.gov