Coronavirus Safety Protocols
We strongly recommend getting vaccinated against COVID-19. It is the best way to reduce risk of complications including ICU admission, intubation and death.
It is important to remember that obesity is an important risk factor for poor outcomes for those who become infected with coronavirus. Weight loss may reduce your risk of hospitalization should you become infected. That’s why we are open and providing careful, safe care for our patients to the best of our ability.
Safety at Clinical Nutrition Center
- Physical Distancing: All patients and staff maintain a 6 foot distance or more whenever possible.
- Masking: All patients and staff are required to wear a facemask that covers both the mouth and the nose at all times within the center, unless they are fully vaccinated. Masking is recommended, but is optional at this time for fully-vaccinated individuals.
- Screening: Please do NOT come to the office if you have any symptoms within 2 weeks of your appointment time (fever, cough, shortness of breath, body aches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea).
- Cleaning: We maintain strict surface cleaning protocols.
- Hand Washing: Staff wash hands / sanitize before and after contact.
- Telehealth: Patients may opt for visits by phone or video.
- Immunization: Most of the staff have been immunized, and we recommend vaccination to all of our patients, unless medically contraindicated.