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The following message is from Dr. Lance Richardson:

I wanted to take a moment to reach out regarding the COVID-19 virus and your chiropractic care.  Many of you may have noticed that I have been out of the office since Monday, March 9th.  The reason for this is because my wife and I were in New York City when the first cases of COVID-19 were being seen in that area.  Because the health of my patients and staff is my top priority, I made the choice to stay at home under self-quarantine for 14 days as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Up to this point, neither my wife nor I have had any symptoms consistent with cases of COVID-19.  My intention is to return to the office to treat patients on Monday, March 23 in the Mena location.  I have yet to decide as to whether or not I will be returning to the Hot Springs location on Tuesday, March 24.  When that decision is made, I will contact the patients in Hot Springs directly.

As the clinic returns to a more normal schedule, we will be implementing the rigorous sanitation methods that are recommended by the CDC.

  • All tables and equipment will be sanitized between each and every patient.
  • High touch areas, such as door handles, bathroom faucet handles, waiting room chair arms, and pens will be sanitized at least every half hour.
  • Hand sanitizer will be readily available and will be used by staff between every patient.
  • Also, all reading materials that are usually in the waiting room will be removed because of the possibility of the virus being transmitted by these contaminated items.

If you have any symptoms including fever, coughing, sneezing, or shortness of breath, please do not come to the office at this time.  Please contact your primary care doctor for advice regarding these symptoms.  If you do not have a primary care doctor, Healthy Connections is accepting new patients.  They can be reached at 888-710-8220.

I am constantly monitoring changes made to the CDC and the World Health Organization websites.  I am also in constant contact with the primary care doctors of Healthy Connections in order to protect your health however possible.  If you have any questions at all regarding these precautions, or any other matters related to your health or spinal care, feel free to email me directly at lrichardson@healthy-connections.org.