COVID-19 update

The COVID19 pandemic has triggered a state of emergency in Washington state, which allows the Governor's use of Proclamations to limit activities deemed a danger to public safety and health. WA State optometrists are authorized by Proclamation 20-24.2 to provide non-urgent care and provide a much needed service for our patients. Optometrists must comply with these criteria to be in adherence with the provisions of this proclamation.


Proclamation 20-24.2 is an update of the original Proclamation 20-24.1 issued in May.

A new aspect of this Proclamation is emphasis on following the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) rules and guidance on personal protective equipment (PPE).
Your infection prevention policies should be updated to reflect the most recent practice guidelines from CDC, DOH, and L&I
Staff must be trained or updated on these policies.
Another new item is to promptly offer and make available, either on-site or by directing to an external local testing location, testing to employees who have signs or symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
Employees who may have been exposed to a workplace COVID19 exposure must be notified within 24 hours.

If PPE supplies are poor and a contingency/crisis standard of PPE is implemented, clinics must conduct randomized surveillance and testing of those with suspected COVID19 symptoms within 24 hours.

EXPOSURE

KEEPING SAFE 

STAYING UP TO DATE

OTHER RESOURCES

 

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