* Ongoing assessment & monitoring rates of infection locally per ND state website (by owner)
* Patient Screening:
** All pts will be called prior to appointment and asked the following “Patient Screening questions”. Notation to be made on scheduler when this is done (ie: “Covid ?s neg”)
In the past 14 days:
*** Have you traveled away from home?
*** Have you been exposed to anyone with a positive COVID-19 test?
*** Have you had a fever (temperature over 100)?
*if any answer is “yes”, patient will be rescheduled for a later date
*** Anyone scheduled to visit the office will be asked to bring a mask or face-covering for themselves. No non-patient children allowed in clinic.
** Upon entering the office, staff will screen each patient using the following methods:
*** Temperature check
*** Re-ask the patient screening questions above, if it’s been more than 24 hours since patient/customer was last asked.
* Healthy Workforce/Staff Screening:
** Temperature check before starting each work day
** Staff to answer each of the “patient screening questions” each day and remove themselves from the workforce if answering “yes” to any.
* PPE/Protection strategies:
** Staff should avoid touching their face and any other unnecessary surface.
** Staff are to be diligent with handwashing – to include (but not limited to): start of the day, after touching face or mask, between each patient, after using the bathroom, before and after eating and at the end of day.
** Staff will wear a barrier mask during patient contact within 6 feet. Care should be taken to limit touching/adjusting the mask during the work day. Cloth masks are to be laundered daily or sooner if soiled.
** Staff who do not have close patient contact (within 6 feet) may elect to wear a mask if they choose. Coughs and sneezes will be covered at all times, regardless of mask wear.
** Limit physical contact while in the office –
*** Routine patient schedule will be reduced, determined weekly
*** Limit 1 adult to accompany any patient.
*** No children who are non-patients in store.
*** Nobody allowed to wait in lobby area
*** Social distancing during in-office interactions is expected
** Signs posted on exterior doors to notify public/patients of restricted access and including the screening questions
** Office set up:
*** Optical tables at least 6 feet apart.
*** No cups, newspapers, books, magazines, etc in public areas.
** All door handles will be cleaned at the beginning and end of business day and every one hour between.
** Desk/table, phone & keyboard surfaces will be sanitized morning, noon & end of day.
** Exam instruments to be cleaned between patients, including any surface touched by the patient or their accompanying adult.
** Eyeglass frames in contact with customers will be washed with soap/hot water and dried with a fresh paper towel before next customer contact.
Supplies: Will maintain supply of disinfectant wipes/cleaner & masks. Staff to notify owners if low supply is noted.