Patient Update 6/22/2020
We are thankful to announce that we have received all of our staff's final test results and they all are negative for COVID-19. The office has been professionally cleaned and sanitized. We plan to reopen Wednesday morning at 8:00am. We will still be seeing limited patients, primarily urgent and emergent. We will continue to be diligent with the CDC guidelines for cleaning and safety. All of our protocols will meet or exceed CDC standards. Thanks for your understanding and prayers.
-Mid-Atlantic Eye Physicians
Patient News 6/20/2020
One of our employees tested positive for COVID 19. This employee worked on Monday and Tuesday (June 15th and 16th) and had very limited contact with patients. She was asymptomatic on Monday and Tuesday. Later in the week she developed sinus congestion and tested positive for COVID 19 on Friday (2 days ago). This employee was wearing a mask the entire time she was at work and was observing all of the CDC protocols.
All of our staff is being tested for COVID 19 now. The doctor and his surgical team test results are negative for COVID-19.
All of our employees wear masks and personal protective equipment and wash hands frequently. We clean frequently touched surfaces, bathrooms, chairs, equipment and patient care rooms before and after each patient is seen. We follow strict protocols in accordance with CDC guidelines. These measures have been shown to significantly reduce the risk of transmission of the virus.
A professional team is performing an intensive cleaning of our office. We have secured the services of this team through the hospital to meet all CDC standards for completely sanitizing the premises.
The office will remain closed to ensure that the cleaning of the premises is completed.
Since the employee was wearing a face mask during work hours, the CDC considers this a low risk exposure and so you only need to self-monitor for symptoms. This means that if you were seen in the office on Monday, June 15th or Tuesday, June 16th and you develop a fever, cough, sinus congestion, shortness of breath, fatigue or cold-like symptoms please contact your medical doctor’s office. Most symptoms occur within 5 to 14 days of a potential exposure.
The safety of our staff, our patients and their families is our utmost priority.
We will resume patient care and reopen when we confirm that it is safe. -Mid Atlantic Eye Physicians