Important Information Regarding COVID-19
We have re-opened our practice. It is not the same practice it was on March 16, 2020:
The practice has been completely reconfigured and significant infection control protocols have been implemented. Every staff member has been completely vaccinated against COVID 19. In addition, we have made changes in our scheduling practices. This is to socially distance our patients and their families from others.
We want to welcome our previous patients back to the office and look forward to introducing ourselves to those that are new. Dr. Maranon and the staff will continue to provide the quality care they are known for in and even safer manner.
For additional information about the safety measures we have implemented, please go to the COVID 19 section of our website. These changes are outlined in the Welcome back to our Practice section.
You will also find some answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the practice.
In recognition of news reports and the ongoing COVID-19 virus-related events, we realize our patients have questions. As dedicated health care professionals, we want you to know that we remain as diligent as ever in protecting the health and safety of our patients and staff. Our practice strictly adheres to and exceeds the standards for infection control by wearing personal protective gear, using hospital-grade disinfectants, practicing the latest sterilization protocols, utilizing single-use disposable materials, and more. Every effort we have in place is to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. We want you to know that we are monitoring this situation very closely, and we will keep you updated regularly.
Symptoms of coronavirus are reported as flu-like, with varying degrees of severity. While we do not know everything about this virus to date, individuals who are elderly and/or immunocompromised appear to be the most at risk of a severe infection. To ensure your health and safety, and the health and safety of everyone at our practice, please reschedule your appointment if you or a member of your household has a cough, fever, and/or flu-like symptoms.
Delta is currently the predominant variant of the virus in the United States and is more than 2x as contagious as previous variants. On July 27, 2021, CDC released updated guidance on the need for urgently increasing COVID-19 vaccination coverage and a recommendation for everyone in areas of substantial or high transmission to wear a mask in public indoor places, even if they are fully vaccinated. CDC issued this new guidance due to several concerning developments and newly emerging data signals. New data began to emerge that the Delta variant was more infectious and was leading to increased transmissibility when compared with other variants, even in some vaccinated individuals. California has a requirement that all health care workers be vaccinated or submit to weekly testing. Dr. Maranon and the entire staff have been fully vaccinated since the beginning of the year. Since the Delta variant has caused a recent surge, all visitors to the office are required to wear a mask.
We thank you in advance and extend our gratitude for your understanding and cooperation. Together, we can help keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office, and one of our staff members will be more than happy to assist you.
For further information, including measures to keep yourself healthy, visit the following links: