COVID19 Coronavirus Update


As I’m sure you all know by now, the global spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been on the minds of nearly everyone as of late. We are in constant communication with the Rhode Island Department of Health, and following updates as it is made available to us.     

As with all health and medical care providers, we take providing a sterile environment for our patients and staff very seriously. We are very diligent in our daily practices of facility cleaning standards. However, increasing levels of protection are never a wasted effort. 

We have more than doubled our standard procedures of facility sterilization. Each operating / consultation room is sterilized completely after each patient exits. Our office staff will be outfitted with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while interacting directly with persons entering the office. Things such as: pens, phones, doorknobs, clipboards etc will have additional attention paid to these especially. 

If you feel in anyway way affected by the symptoms listed below, please play it safe, and call us to reschedule. Working all together, we can ensure containment of this virus is swift and effective.  

As always, please call our office with any questions you may have. 401-432-4117

Joel H Harrison DMD       

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Please carefully read the following information regarding coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please do not come to the office if:You recently traveled internationally or on a cruise  AND  have a fever of 100.4 degrees or greater, cough, or shortness of breath 

OR 

You have recently been in contact with someone who tested positive for coronavirus  AND  have a fever of 100.4 degrees or greater, cough, or shortness of breath.

If you meet the criteria above, please stay home and call us at (401) 432-4117  

We will assist any patients with a  high suspicion  (based on screening questions above) of coronavirus exposure and coordinate care with the Rhode Island Department of Health and local hospitals. Please note testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) is only done by approval of the Rhode Island Department of Health and only when patients meet federal guidelines for testing.

We may have a high call volume and longer than normal hold times on our phone lines. If you have routine requests — such as lab results, appointment times, or need to request a medication refill — please contact us at 401-432-4117

Please contact the Rhode Island Department of Health at (401) 222-8022 with general questions about coronavirus.