Fig Garden Optometry Coronavirus Status
Updated May 14th, 2021
While the “Relaxation” of the “Mask mandates” for fully immunized individuals is a welcome change – please note that this relaxation DOES NOT include health care facilities, including doctors offices (See below).
Therefore, a face mask is still REQUIRED when inside the office of Fig Garden Optometry.
Here are the main (not all) precautions we are taking to safeguard YOU our patients and OUR TEAM:
- Protective equipment: We have secured masks for all our team and are asking ALL PERSONS in the office to WEAR a face-mask at all times. If you are coming in for care – PLEASE BRING / WEAR A MASK. Doctors and staff will wear laundered “scrubs” daily.
- Reduced “touching”: During selection of eyewear frames, staff will “bring frames to you” – trying on will be allowed but controlled.
- Regular sanitization: Frames tried-on are sanitized each use, door handles are sanitized between each patient, restrooms as they are being used, exam room surfaces between each use, medical equipment (as always) regularly between use. Pure&Clean sanitizer is used rigorously on hands, surfaces, phones, computer keyboard/mouse, etc.
- Hand Washing: all Staff are washing with warm water and anti-microbial soap between patients and every 20 minutes.
- No-Touch Delivery: Eyeglasses and contact lenses can [If Desired] be left in a “Dropbox” for patients to pick-up without coming into the office (patients will call or text from the parking lot to let us know they are here).
- Excellence: We are not compromising on our standards of excellence and quality during this time – we will utilize the latest technology and provide the very best examination.
We are getting close to “normal” – our hope is to “see you smile” very soon!
Donna Goebel, Jeffrey Krohn and Alesha Jensen, ODs—-Fig Garden Optometry
These recommendations can help you make decisions about daily activities after you are fully vaccinated. They are not intended for healthcare settings.
…Americans who are fully vaccinated against the virus may stop wearing masks or maintaining social distance in most indoor and outdoor settings, regardless of size — was a sharp turnabout for federal health officials. It also comes with caveats. Even vaccinated individuals must cover their faces and physically distance when going to doctors, hospitals or long-term care facilities like nursing homes
- In general, fully vaccinated HCP should continue to wear source control while at work. However, fully vaccinated HCP could dine and socialize together in break rooms and conduct in- person meetings without source control or physical distancing. If unvaccinated HCP are present, everyone should wear source control and unvaccinated HCP should physically distance from others.
Healthcare settings refers to places where healthcare is delivered and includes, but is not limited to, acute care facilities, long term acute care facilities, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, home healthcare, vehicles where healthcare is delivered (e.g., mobile clinics), and outpatient facilities, such as dialysis centers, physician offices, and others