Educate staff about the coronavirus, about policies and practices aimed at minimizing exposure, about job- or task-specific information aimed at preventing transmission, about evaluation and treatment, and about how to advise patients about changes in office procedure.
2. Office preparedness
Design a COVID-19 office management plan
Consider installing engineering controls to limit exposure by shielding staff and other patients from the infected
Provide hand sanitizer, approved respirators, face shields, goggles, surgical masks, gloves, and gowns to all physicians and staff to use when dealing with the infected
Ensure adherence to standard precautions
Create mechanisms that alert key staff to suspected COVID-19 patients