According to the Clark County Department of Public Health, the Salmon Creek Chiropractic Clinic was exposed to COVID-19 last week and may have spread the coronavirus to more than 300 people.
Last week, it was located at the 20th NE. An employee at the Salmon Bay Chiro One Health Center at 20th Ave. 13800 NE may be infected with the virus at work and may have exposed the virus to 300 patients who visited the office in the last four days of last week.
Another 14 people working in the chiropractor’s office may also be infected with the virus.
Patients who visited the Salmon Creek location on September 8, September 9, September 10, and September 1
According to a public health press release, Chiro One Health Center provided public health with the names and contact information of all affected patients.
The public health department will contact the patient to inform them of their exposure and provide other information about the isolation. The process may take several days, so patients at the Chiro One Health Center in Salmon Creek between September 8 and 11 should be quarantined immediately without waiting for public health notices.
Patients who fall within the date range from September 8 to 11 should be isolated for 14 days from the last visit to the health center. The quarantined person should stay at home and avoid contact with anyone who is not a family member. They should not visit any public places or go to work.
Anyone who has any questions before contacting public health can call 360-386-2140.
Public health advises these close contacts to call a healthcare provider and request a COVID-19 test, even if they have no symptoms. According to public health, close contacts should still be isolated for 14 days regardless of the test results. Anyone who develops symptoms during the 14-day isolation period should be tested for COVID-19 even if they tested negative earlier.
Symptoms of COVID-19 will appear two to fourteen days after exposure and may include coughing, shortness of breath, fever, chills or repeated tremors, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and loss of new taste or smell.
Face masks should be worn in all public places and should be worn when people gather with other people in the home, as they are one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of the coronavirus. People should also be physically distancing from other places around and keep gatherings of no more than five people.
Public health recommends that you use your hands frequently, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer without soap and water, cover coughing and sneezing, avoid touching your face with unwashed hands, disinfect high-contact surfaces frequently, and stay at home when you are sick.