Risk Assessment & Limitations
In addition to the PHS staff vaccine mandate (in place beginning 10/1/2021) the following protocols are in place to ensure proper steps are taken by all parties involved in patient care.
Screening – Clinicians will ask patients a series of questions to determine risk for exposure to coronavirus. Employees must report any possible exposures or symptoms, as well as travel.
Monitoring – Strict monitoring guidelines are in place for employees if the possibility of exposure is determined.
Responding – When completing an essential in-person visit where exposure risk has been identified, clinicians will ensure appropriate PPE and precautions are executed.
Notifying – If a patient or employee is being monitored or has tested positive for coronavirus, appropriate parties will be notified and protocols put in place to limit interactions and prevent further exposure.