APSI COVID Practices and Procedures
We are all understandably concerned about COVID-19 and are monitoring the situation closely. Please know that APSI is committed to providing a safe environment for our patients, visitors, and colleagues.
Daily we practice all CDC and OSHA standards of rigorous infection control.If you are sick, have fever or symptoms of respiratory illness, such as coughing or difficulty breathing or have possibly been in close contact with a person that was confirmed with COVID-19 please do not visit the office/surgery center for a procedure or for any other reason. Please call to reschedule your appointment.To ensure the safety of all patients, please do not bring any ill visitors with you to your appointment or into the surgery center. Practice good hygiene habits and self-care measures to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases. Here are a few helpful tips:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue.
- Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands often, using either soap and water or alcohol-based hand gel for at least 20 seconds.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
In response to the everchanging CDC guidelines regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, Austin Plastic Surgery Institute will be following the guidelines cited by the Texas Medical Board which are to follow the state and federal mandates. Texas Governor Abbott lifted the state mask mandate March 10th, 2021. The CDC has noted that fully vaccinated people may return to normal activities without masking or social distancing and non-vaccinated people should adhere to the minimum safe-practice standards which includes masking and social distancing.
In consideration of the most recent CDC update, APSI will no longer require masks for vaccinated patients or staff. We strongly recommend those that are not vaccinated to wear a mask and continue the minimum safe practice standards. We reserve the right to change this policy, as necessary.