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Protecting Our Patients and Staff Against the COVID-19 Threat

COVID-19 is a virus strain that began spreading in the human population in December 2019. The virus primarily spreads through respiratory droplets. That means to become infected, you generally must be within six feet of someone who is contagious and come into contact with these droplets. It may be possible to get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching your mouth, nose, or possibly your eyes. People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear two to 14 days after exposure.

In response to the COVID-19 threat, and in an effort to protect the health of our patients and staff, ScottHyver Visioncare has taken a number of steps to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Specifically we are implementing the Social Distancing Protocols specified by the Health Departments of the Counties in which we operate. These include, among others:

1. Screening patients and staff for potential COVID-19 symptoms

2. Limiting the number of people in the office

3. Practicing physical distancing and avoiding hand-shaking

4. Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces on a frequent basis

5. Requiring patients and staff to wear protective masks in the office

6. Instructing patients and staff to cough or sneeze into their arm area to avoid dispersing virion into the air

If on the day of your appointment with us, you’re experiencing any flu-like symptoms – such as a cough, fever, or shortness of breath – or have recently been in the company of others who presented flu-like symptoms, please do not attend your appointment but, rather, call us at 800.454.2747 to reschedule.

We greatly appreciate your patience. And if we can be of any assistance, please let us know.