Disease Control and Prevention

PRACTICES FOR OPERATING GRAND BLANC EYES DURING COVID-19

Our goal is to enhance the safety of Grand Blanc Eyes.

At all times patients must comply with the Governor’s applicable executive order for facemasks and social distancing.

 

Dear Grand Blanc Eyes PLLC patients,

An update to our current situation:

In March, Michigan’s Governor Whitmer declared a state of emergency as the state’s first positive cases of COVID-19 were identified. Our practice has been closed since March 23, 2020 given in response to executive order 2020-21, ordering all people in Michigan to stay home and stay safe. As of writing, the current executive order no. 2020-42 declaration places Michigan in a stay-at-home mandate extended to May 28, 2020.

For the last several weeks, Grand Blanc Eyes, PLLC has been preparing the office for a new environment when we return within our healthcare industry. We have taken action to adapt to these new processes and keep our patients and team safe. We currently plan to re-open safely with a very limited schedule, first priority to emergencies to avoid patient hospital visits, exam preference weight to diabetic retinopathy/macular degeneration/ocular cancer/glaucoma examinations, and last, procedures in place to eliminate the risk of disease spread. Our staff has held several meetings to review procedures and topics such as: face shields, acrylic front desk shields, provided N95 droplet masks and gloves, scrubs, Genesee county heath forms, visits by appointment only, screening and taking temperatures, socially distancing patients, UV disinfection policy, and hand sanitizer policy.

Please continue to stay safe practicing temporary separation, quarantine, and social distancing. All are encouraged to follow the recommendations from MDHHS and the CDC to protect themselves and slow the spread of COVID-19. Please feel free to ask Dr. Ann Walker or Dr. Agnone any questions.

We please ask that our patients also do everything possible to keep us all safe during these times.
To protect everyone, please take a moment to review the two PDF links above before your visit within our office.
We appreciate all of your patience.

with sincere Regards,

– Dr. Ann A. Walker, OD and Dr. Matthew J. Agnone, OD
 

 

Additional Protocol and Forms Release:

 

Video Content was produced by Grand Blanc Eyes management for all our team:

Video 1: Introduction topics reviewed: Forms, outline (see “GBE Staff Meeting Outline 05-14-2020.pdf”), updated schedule (see “GBE Schedule updated.pdf”), documents REQUIRED by all employees daily before beginning any work, social distancing, supplies, scrubs. The recording is live and available to all staff for review as needed.

Video 2: PPE Video topics reviewed: Arrive 15 minutes early, to Room 5. Washing hands, placing gloves, review masks, placement of mask, face shields, taking temperatures, daily employee form screening (see “Employee Return to Work Questionnaire and Acknowledgement.pdf” and “High Risk PT COVID19 Questionnaire Form – Over age 65 – After June 1st.pdf”), Scrubs worn and washed every day, and Hair. The recording is live and available to all staff for review as needed.

Video 3: Seeing scheduled appointments only Topics Reviewed: Please notice the signage upon entry outside and inside, Forms presented to Patients (see “Patient Screening Questionnaire Acknowledgement.pdf” , “COVID19 – Patient recommendations.pdf” , “High Risk PT COVID19 Questionnaire Form – Over age 65 – After June 1st.pdf”), Patients are directed to the reception area to fill out, the patient has his/her temperature taken if answered “No” to all four questions, Initial check-in can proceed after this screening takes place. Use the office in a circular flow to not back track patients. The recording is live and available to all staff for review as needed.

Video 4: Patient Walk-ins Topics Reviewed: Services will be provided by appointment only after phone/text screening; no walk-in patients except for prearranged emergency services or treatment. This include glasses selection or glasses adjustments. The signage reads exactly: “Enter by Appointment only. If you do not have an appointment: Please call (810) 694 – EYES (3937). NO exceptions.” At all times patients must comply with the Governor’s applicable executive order for facemasks and social distancing. The recording is live and available to all staff for review as needed.

Video 5: Closing Topics Reviewed: See “Reopen Summary.pdf” , Disinfection log, UV disinfection box, cleaning face shields with alcohol wipes, review PPE. The recording is live and available to all staff for review as needed.

Video 6: Q&A: An additional questions and answers session with Dr. Walker and Dr. Agnone was held 05/15/2020 from 10:00am-11:00am. The recording is live and available to all staff for review as needed.

 

We please ask that our patients also do everything possible to keep us all safe during these times.

We are truly blessed to have such a marvelous team.

We want to take a moment to thank you for your business. Thank you for choosing Grand Blanc Eyes. We are a team of 18.
We are celebrating 40 years in Flint and Grand Blanc, Michigan.

By choosing us, you have:
Supported local business
Kept dollars and jobs in our local economy
Prevent blindness in underprivileged children through mission trips and charitable acts, and
Nurtured and invested into our community

Our lenses are crafted in-house or in Michigan labs.

We understand not everything always goes the way we planned, let us help you figure things out. We love to talk–so please let us know how we can help you better–to talk to a human, call us at: (810) 694-EYES (3937). We are always available for any personal/private/tele-medicine questions. And will continue to adjust and adapt as we move forward safely.

With open-mindedness, enthusiasticness, absolute-uncompromised-cautiousness, and readiness we inch onwards as experts and leaders in our field.

sincere Regards,

– Dr. Ann A. Walker, OD and Dr. Matthew J. Agnone, OD

 

https://www.grandblanceyes.com/cdc/ Updated 05/15/2020 12:10pm