In light of the CDC’s recent announcement related to vaccinated individuals not being required to wear a mask and social distance, Platinum has decided to update some of its restrictions around screening, source control and social distancing.

Effective June 1, 2021, the following safety measures will be implemented/lifted:

  1. We will continue to encourage employees and patients to wear a mask at any of our locations.
    1. Vaccinated providers/employees may remove their masks when/where appropriate.
    2. Vaccinated patients can remove their masks in the exam room.
  2. We will be reopening all practices’ waiting rooms to full capacity.
    1. We highly recommend all patients continue to wear masks in the waiting rooms.
    2. Vaccinated patients can remove their masks in the exam room.
  3. Appointments will still be limited to patient only; unless assistance is needed, or patient is a minor. At that time 1 additional visitor is accepted.
  4. We will no longer conduct symptoms and temperature screenings for patients at check-in. Instead, we encourage everyone to self-screen and make sure they are symptoms/COVID free before entering any Platinum facilities.
    • COVID-19 Self-Screening Protocol:
    • Prior to accessing any Platinum facility, please ensure the following:
      • ­You have no recent history of exposure to anyone with a confirmed or presumed positive COVID-19 infection.
      • You are not currently experiencing the following symptoms:
        • fever or chills
        • loss of taste or smell
        • shortness of breath that started in the last 48 hours
        • cough that started or has gotten worse in the last 48 hours
        • muscle or body aches and/or fatigue
        • headache
        • sore throat
        • runny nose or nasal congestion
        • nausea or diarrhea
    • Please also make sure you are monitoring your health for flu-like symptoms. If you are experiencing cough, fever and shortness or breath, please call to reschedule your appointment or move your appointment to a telehealth visit
  1. We will reopen all practices’ waiting rooms to full capacity.
    1. We highly recommend all patients continue to wear masks in the waiting rooms.
    2. Vaccinated patients can remove their masks in the exam room.

Note that vaccinated patients and employees may also continue to follow masking and social distancing protocols if they so choose. We encourage everyone to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to help keep everyone safe, to follow the CDC’s recommendations to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, to work together in keeping our offices COVID-19 safe, and to be mindful/respectful of everyone choices.

Thank you for your patience and partnership as we continue to work to keep you safe. We will continue to communicate with you as more updates become available.