Dispensary Safety ProceduresUpdated: April 3, 2020
To Bloom Medicinals Patients and Visitors:
At Bloom Medicinals, the health of our patients and visitors is our foremost priority as we continue to navigate the evolving Coronavirus (COVID 19) situation. We know many of you may be feeling concerned by all the information that is being published and we wanted to inform you of the measures we are taking to protect our dispensary communities, help limit the spread of the virus, and ensure patient care remains uninterrupted.
We understand that access to our dispensaries is necessary for our patients and we want to ensure that those experiences are as safe as possible. Bloom Medicinals is closely following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as state and local health authorities. At this time, all Bloom Medicinals locations will remain open with appropriate measures to protect our patients and visitors.
We thought it might be useful to review some of the additional steps we are taking in our dispensaries as safeguards during this unusual time.
In our dispensaries we are:
- Educating our employees on best prevention practices.
- Requiring additional regular handwashing breaks and hand sanitizing with additional hand sanitizers made available in public areas.
- Increasing frequency and oversight of daily cleaning, including multiple wipe-downs of high-touch surfaces and common spaces with additional disinfecting procedures.
- Following new guidelines to ensure all staff are healthy before coming to work (to date, Bloom Medicinals has had no diagnosed or presumptively diagnosed cases of Coronavirus/COVID-19 among its employees.)
Moreover, all patients with upper respiratory symptoms such as cough, fever, and shortness of breath will not be allowed into our waiting room to avoid the potential spread of infection. These patients will be instructed to call the local health department for further instructions on testing for COVID-19 (coronavirus).
While we all understand that this is a fluid situation that can change at any time, it is important that we remain diligent, follow the guidance of our public health leaders, and take the steps we can in order to reduce risk and ensure that Bloom Medicinals remains open to serve its patients.