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COVID-19 Updates

Supplemental Informed Consent and Health

Bright Ortho OFFICE UPDATES • January 6, 2022

If You Test Positive for COVID-19 (Isolate)
Everyone, regardless of vaccination status.

  • Stay home for 5 days.
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house.
  • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.

If You Were Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 (Quarantine)
If you:
Have been boosted
Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months
Completed the primary series of Johnson & Johnson vaccine within the last 2 months

  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days.
  • Test on day 5, if possible.

If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home.

If you:
Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over last 6 months ago and are not boosted
Completed the primary series of Johnson & Johnson vaccine over 2 months ago and are not boosted
Are unvaccinated
Stay home for 5 days. After that, continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
If you can’t quarantine, you must wear a mask for 10 days.
Test on day 5 if possible.

If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home.

Bright Ortho OFFICE UPDATES • September 29, 2021

1. As a patient or employee, if you have any of the symptoms or signs of COVID we kindly ask you to reschedule your appointment or not come into work.

2. If you have not been vaccinated and were in close contact with a COVID positive person (close contact meaning, no mask and close contact for longer than 15 minutes), we ask that you isolate for 7 days. If you choose to get a COVID test, you can on day 3-5. Self-monitor for symptoms. If you have been vaccinated then you can just self-monitor for the next few days. It is recommended you wear a mask when in close quarters with other people.

3. We are still screening our patients. Taking their temperatures and asking them to wear a mask.

4. We are limiting the amount of people in the waiting room, so please stay in your car if you can.

5. The office will still be chilly- it gets pretty hot wearing the proper PPE.

Close contact with COVID positive person (within 6 feet for longer than 15 minutes):
Vaccinated - If you show no symptoms, wear a mask and monitor yourself for symptoms. It is recommended that you still get tested.
Not Vaccinated - Isolate for 14 days after first exposure to COVID positive exposure, suggested to get tested with or without symptoms.

What is the CDC’s stance on face coverings in workplace?
CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings as a protective measure in addition to social distancing (i.e., staying at least 6 feet away from others). Cloth face coverings may be especially important when social distancing is not possible or feasible based on working conditions. A cloth face covering may reduce the amount of large respiratory droplets that a person spreads when talking, sneezing, or coughing

*We are not allowed to tell patients or other employees who has been or hasn’t been vaccinated. If a patient asks just state we are taking all of proper precautions to ensure everybody is safe. We are not requiring our employees to be vaccinated. We are not requiring our patients to be vaccinated.

We ask if you have any signs or symptoms of the COVID virus to stay home.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • 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

Domestic Travel during a pandemic:
Fully Vaccinated - Wear a mask during travel. After travel, self-monitor for symptoms, isolate, and get tested if symptoms develop.
Not Vaccinated - Gets tested 1-3 days prior to travel. Wear a mask. Avoid crowds. After you return from travel, get tested 3-5 days after and stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days. (even if your test is negative, stay home for 7 days) Self monitor for symptoms.

Bright Ortho OFFICE UPDATES • MAY 4, 2020

Greetings Friends and Families!

We hope this letter finds everyone healthy, happy and prepared to ease back into regular routines. Much has changed since we saw you last. Everyone on the planet has been affected by COVID-19. We want to update you on our office, it’s measured re-opening timeline, and the steps we are taking to ensure we do everything possible to keep our patients and team healthy. Dr. Veit has been staying up to date on the wealth of continually changing information.

With the ADA guidelines now in place, we have begun scheduling our emergency/urgent patients to be seen in May. We plan to begin calling to schedule our routine patients over the next few weeks with a clinical start date of June 1st. We are planning on a first-canceled-first-rescheduled bases, so please allow us to call you. If you have an urgent concern- please don't hesitate to contact us.
Before the appointment:

  1. Check for loose parts/bands/braces. This will be more important than usual as this has the potential to be an aerosol creating appointment.
  2. Please fill out 2 new forms (these will be e-mailed to you and are on our Facebook page-attached to this post in comments):
    • a. Patient Screening
    • b. Treatment Consent
  3. Please send the forms back to us electronically prior to the appointment.
  4. Take your temperature to ensure you do not have a fever (over 100 degrees F), if you have one- we will not be able to see you that day.
  5. Please brush your teeth before leaving home.
  6. Please bring your mask with you if you have one.
  7. Please make sure we have contact information for the person dropping the patient off and picking them up.

Dropping off:

  1. Once you arrive, please call the front desk from your car to check-in.
  2. For social distancing, only the patient will enter the office if possible, please.
  3. Please wait outside the door for the greeter, if the weather is bad, feel free to wait in the entryway.
  4. The greeter will take your temperature with a no-touch thermometer.
  5. The greeter will confirm the screening and treatment consent forms have been completed.

During Appointment:

  1. The waiting area will no longer have coffee, toys, or magazines available ☹.
  2. The office will be colder (the team will be wearing warm masks and face-shields), please bring layers.
  3. Not all of the chairs will be filled.
  4. Please maintain the 6-foot social distancing guidelines when in the office until seated in the treatment chair.

After Appointment:

  1. We’ll call to give you the update and schedule the next appointment. We are looking forward to seeing you!

For previous updates over the past few months, please reference our Facebook page.

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