COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Updates, Visitor Policies, Universal Masking, and Vaccination Information

Updated November 1, 2022

Visitor Policy:

Only staff, patients, and 0-1 support people will be permitted to enter the office. If you rely on another person for transportation, they may wait in their personal vehicle during the appointment. We ask that you minimize waiting in public spaces. Patients may bring newborns to postpartum visits or to in-office postpartum 2 hours glucose testing visits.

No minor visitors (under age 18) are allowed unless the minor is the patient.  Our waiting room and our exam rooms are very small, so these policies are to minimize crowding and encourage safe social distancing.

Patients may bring newborns < 6 months old to postpartum visits or to in-office postpartum 2 hour glucose testing visits.

Visitor Screening for COVID-19:

Every patient and visitor will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms at the entrance to our office (please review the sign on our office door and do not enter if you have any symptoms) and again by our staff.

Universal Masking:

We require that everyone – patients, visitors, physicians, staff and vendors – wear a mask when in our office.  We have high risk patients and staff, and this is to keep everyone safe.

Please bring a disposable/surgical mask or higher grade mask and wear it for the duration of your visit.  We do not recommend cloth masks.  Bandanas and gaiters are not an acceptable alternative.

COVID-19 Symptoms or Exposure

If you have a fever, respiratory symptoms or any of the following symptoms listed below or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the past 2 weeks, we ask that you call to reschedule your appointment.

If you need to be seen and have one or more of the following symptoms below, we ask that you show a negative COVID-19 test result within 24 hours of your visit. In accordance with CDC guidelines, the test can be a self-testing kit that is FDA approved or from a testing site. We can help guide you to a place for viral testing if deemed necessary.

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea