COVID-19: How we're taking precautions.

COVID-19 Announcement

May 24th, 2021

Advanced Vision Institute has continued to focus on the safety and welfare of our patients, staff, and visitors by following the recommendations of the CDC, Virginia Department of Health (VDH), and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). We will continue to work alongside these organizations as we adapt to the new regulations regarding COVID-19. We are committed to providing the highest quality of care while maintaining an environment that is safe for everyone.

One of the ways to ensure safety is the wearing of a face mask that covers your nose and mouth. In following the recently released guidelines of VDH, we will continue to require our patients, staff, and visitors to wear a mask when inside any of our locations. We will also continue social distancing and increased hand hygiene. Our staff and doctors thank you for your cooperation and the opportunity to be your eyecare provider.

For additional information regarding the newest updates in COVID-19, please visit:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

“On 5/13/2021, CDC advised that Americans who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus may stop wearing masks or maintaining social distance in most indoor and outdoor settings, regardless of size. The new advice comes with caveats. Even vaccinated individuals must cover their faces and physically distance when going to doctors, hospitals or long-term care facilities like nursing homes; when traveling by bus, plane, train or other modes of public transportation, or while in transportation hubs like airports and bus stations; and when in prisons, jails or homeless shelters. C.D.C. said vaccinated Americans must continue to abide by existing state, local, or tribal laws and regulations, and follow local rules for businesses and workplaces.

o  Keep in mind: State regulations take precedence over federal guidance, so plan to keep wearing a mask at businesses, in your workplace, and anywhere else a mask is currently required until Governor Northam announces a change.”

Here are some other examples of what we are doing to keep our patients and staff safe: