A Message on Behalf of UWA Athletic Training & Sports
Medicine Center Providers & Care Team:
Dear UWA Patients,
Discussions and concerns surrounding Coronavirus Disease
2019 (“COVID-19”) continue at the local, state, and
national levels. Our practice continues to closely
monitor the situation in conjunction with guidance from
the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Centers
for Disease Control.
The well-being of our patients and team members is our
top priority and we want to ease any concerns about this
issue at hand. Our medical staff and employees follow
strict guidelines for cleaning and sanitizing work
surfaces, common use areas and treatment rooms to
reduce/prevent the spread of illness. Hand washing and
sanitizing are handled very carefully and thoroughly
between each patient and will be continuous daily.
We ask that if you are sick (fever, coughing, achiness),
please cancel your appointment and reschedule for a
later time when you are no longer sick or running fever.
If you or anyone in your household have been on a cruise
or traveled to or from China, South Korea, Iran, Italy,
or Japan within the last 14 days, please contact our
office to reschedule your appointment. No cancellation
fees will be incurred.
To protect our patients, staff and family members we
will be following the policy of reducing family
members/friends accompanying patients. Please limit the
number of family members or friends with the patient to
one (1) person.
We urge patients to please refer to the CDC website for
information on preventing illness from the coronavirus: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html
What is my risk of becoming sick from the coronavirus?
If you are in a group that has been identified as being
at high risk for serious illness from coronavirus
infection, you should also consider additional
precautions such as limiting close contact with others,
avoiding crowds, and avoiding cruise travel and
non-essential air travel. Please refer to following CDC
webpage for more detailed information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html
For more information about who is at risk for serious
illness from the coronavirus refer to the following
information from the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html
What if I develop symptoms concerning for a coronavirus
If you think you have been exposed to the coronavirus
and develop any fevers/chills, cough, shortness of
breath, or other concerning symptoms, call your primary
doctor immediately. Please also refer to the following
information provided by the CDC on how to prevent the
spread of coronavirus if you are sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html.
What can I do to protect myself from becoming sick from
Please refer to the CDC website for information on
preventing illness from the coronavirus: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html
Our practice will continue to take all necessary and
precautionary measures to ensure safety for all of our
patients, visitors and staff during this COVID-19
outbreak. If you have specific questions or concerns
regarding the situation, please feel free to call (205)
652-3714 to leave a message. A member of our
administrative team will contact you accordingly.