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COVID-19 Virus Office Guidelines

May 19, 2020

In light of the changing climate surrounding the COVID-19 virus Omni Vision & Learning Center will be instituting some stricter and newer guidelines for our office.

We are happy to be open and continue to serve our patients in the safest environment possible.  We are continuing to follow all the guidelines recommended by the CDC and the Minnesota Department of Health.  This may look a little different to you in the office and we want to share some of the changes we have made.

We have always had a careful hygienic protocol in our office but here are some precautions that go “above and beyond” our normal process – please note that some items IN BOLD may be asking YOU – our patients to do something DIFFERENT as well:

  1. We will be asking all patients to use a hand disinfectant called Pure and Clean (we supply) at each step in their office experience.  We will also continue to clean each work area following each patient thoroughly with Pure and Clean.
  2. Upon arrival, your temperature will be taken. Anyone above 100.4 will be asked to leave and reschedule their appointment.  Our staff is screened daily as well.   We will also ask that you use hand sanitizer when you enter the building which will be provided upon check in.
  3. You will be asked to answer COVID-19 screening questions either right before your appointment or upon arrival.
  4. We ask that you come to your appointment alone or with only one parent or guardian.  We are trying to reduce the number of people in the office at one time.
  5. Everyone in the office will be expected to wear a face mask when within six feet of another person.  Please bring your own mask to the office, if you do not have one we will provide one for you.
  6. We ask any patient (or person accompanying a patient) who has a cold or flu-like symptoms to reschedule or set up for remote teletherapy.  This also includes exposure to anyone in your household who has flu or cold symptoms.
  7. We will enforce a no food or drink of any kind any-where in the public office space for patients and team members – while the food isn’t the problem, eating and drinking involves “hand-to-mouth” motion and may contribute to a “touch” – then “infect” scenario.  We currently do not allow our staff any food or drink in public areas but we will also be removing our water and treats as well.
  8. If you feel you are uncomfortable coming into the clinic we do have the option of scheduling your same time and session on Teletherapy.  This will require a phone or device with a camera and we will provide you with the details to set this up should you choose to do teletherapy in lieu of office therapy. There will be no additional fees for this service and is considered a complete therapy session as if you were in the office.

It is our hope that these days of uncertainty will draw us toward a steady, thoughtful, caring and reasoned approach to our surroundings and our approach to the communities we live within.  While it is not a time to ‘panic’ – we can play a part in reducing the severity and impact of this disease on the most vulnerable among us.

⁠— Dr Mary Gregory and the Omni Team