Being a healthcare facility, we practice standard precautions everyday to protect our patients. Since the increased concern for this virus, we have implemented additional steps to protect our patients and our staff by increased hand washing and/or hand sanitizing (before AND after every patient), masks and increased disinfecting procedures.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
We kindly ask any patient or family member who has been sick or has been in close proximity with someone who has been running a fever or sick for the past 48 hours to please reschedule your appointment. Any staff member of NWES who is sick or running a fever does not come into work due to our close proximity to patients.
If you answer “yes” to any of the questions below, please reschedule your appointment:
- Have you been out of the country in the last 21 days? (Italy, South Korea, China, etc.)
- Have you been in contact with someone who has been confirmed to have COVID-19?
- Do you have a cough, fever, or shortness of breath? If you have an emergent issue, please call the office for other arrangements. We ask that all NON-URGENT eye appointments to reschedule.
We value every one of our patients and take your health very seriously. These precautions will help ensure that our office remains a safe environment for all of us – patients, family and staff.
Thanks in advance for your help and understanding!! We will continue to update and make changes as the government dictates. Please stay safe and WASH YOUR HANDS.