We are taking steps to keep you healthy and safe.
California Center for Sleep Disorders is committed to being a responsible partner in the communities we serve. We want to inform you of the steps we are taking in our sleep labs and clinics to keep you safe and healthy in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. We want to reassure you that visiting CCSD for your MD appointment or sleep test is safe and the right thing to do for your health. Getting a good night sleep will help your immune system fight off illness.
CCSD is dual accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) and we already closely adhere to those quality assurance and safety standards we have reinforced. We are also closely monitoring and following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), local and federal agencies to share the most up-to-the-minute information to ensure the actions we're taking are comprehensive and appropriate.
Our highest priority is keeping our patients safe and healthy. In order to protect everyone and to help ease concerns, we require anyone, including Caregivers, with allergies or respiratory symptoms to wear a mask. So when attending an MD appointment or an overnight sleep study, you will be attended by CCSD staff always wearing gloves and also wearing a mask when appropriate. Our long-standing policy strictly prevents employees from attending work while being sick.
The cleanliness of our facilities has always been a top priority for us. In addition to our regular cleaning procedures, increased sanitization measures are being added to all sleep labs and MD clinic offices by our janitorial staff as well as our medical staff.
Our staff has received special training regarding the novel COVID-19 virus in order to implement precautionary procedures to keep the environment clean and safe for patients and staff alike. Staff is trained to vigorously clean surfaces, doorknobs and to sanitize equipment used to collect vital signs. At night, our Sleep Technologists are conducting extra cleaning of our sleep rooms, bathrooms and sanitizing our sleep equipment.
We are in the business of caring for people so we want to share the extra steps we are taking to insure your safety and health.
Should you have any further questions or concerns, please contact us directly at 510-263-3300.
We are following CDC recommendations for preventing the spread of illness at all our office locations. Please do your part to observe the following guidelines for Community Health:
a. Avoid close contact with any individuals who are displaying symptoms of illness, including respiratory infection (coughing, sneezing);
b. Practice “social distancing” by maintaining at least six feet (6’) of distance between yourself and other individuals;
c. Avoid touching the face, eyes, nose, or mouth;
d. Stay isolated when sick (especially if experiencing any symptoms of respiratory infection);
e. Wash hands for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, and use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol where a sink/water are not immediately available;
f. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces (including door knobs and handles, light switches, desks, phones, etc.) using a regular household cleaning spray and/or wipe that is recognized as a disinfectant.
g. Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
• CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
• Face Masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a healthcare facility).