**PHSC Policies on Coronavirus (COVID-19)**
Updated July 14, 2021
Pennsylvania Patients: On June 28, 2021, Pennsylvania lifted the universal mask mandate for all businesses, including healthcare settings. If you are fully vaccinated and visiting one of our PA offices, you do not need to wear a mask. However, you may be asked to do so for the safety of other patients. If you are not fully vaccinated, please continue to wear a mask at all times.
New Jersey Patients: The state of New Jersey requires masks in healthcare settings. If you are visiting one of our New Jersey offices, please continue to wear a mask at all times.
On behalf of our patients, physicians and staff, thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
You can take comfort in knowing that we are continuing the following safety measures in all of our offices:
- Patients must sanitize their hands upon arrival at our offices.
- We are staggering appointment times and safely separating chairs in our waiting rooms to ensure proper social distancing.
- We are sanitizing our patient areas including waiting rooms, exam rooms, x ray suites and therapy clinics.
- We are sanitizing chairs, pens, clip boards and all other frequently touched surfaces between each patient.
The safety of our patients and staff is our number one priority. With that in mind, we ask that all non-urgent patient appointments be rescheduled if, in the last 2 weeks, you:
- Have tested positive for COVID-19
- Have had upper respiratory/flu-like symptoms including cough, fever, tightness in the chest, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headaches, sore throat, loss of taste or smell
- Have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19
- Have returned from international travel
Please contact our scheduling department or your physician’s clinical assistant with concerns or questions about whether or not to reschedule your appointment. If you have had surgery in recent weeks, you must contact your physician team if there is anything preventing you from attending your post-operative appointment(s).
As a reminder, the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued the following recommendations for controlling and minimizing the spread of the Coronavirus:
- Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. When soap and running water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands that are visibly soiled.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- For more information about COVID-19, visit CDC.gov