Guidance for Staff and Patients Regarding Protocols for Office Reopening
Manhattan Psychology Group, PC (MPG) continues to monitor the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic and implements guidelines recommended by the NYC Health Department (DOHMH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In preparation for the reopening and ongoing operation of our offices, we are implementing the following guidelines to promote the wellness of our staff and patients.
Guidance for Staff and Patients
- Vaccine verification is required for all in-office staff, vaccine-eligible patients, and any family members, caregivers, and/or client representatives who accompany patients into the office.
- Vaccination verifications will be kept on record in a confidential file.
- Vaccination verification may include a picture or scanned image of a COVID-19 Vaccination Pass, COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, or an official record noting the patient has been vaccinated.
- Patients are required to complete a health screening no more than 24 hours prior to all appointments.
- Masks are required in all common areas, including the waiting room. Masks may also be required in offices during sessions at the discretion of each staff member.
- Social distancing at 6-feet is required in all areas. The waiting room has been configured to maintain the 6-feet social distancing guideline. As such:
- Patients may only be accompanied by one other person.
- Patients may not arrive sooner than 5 minutes prior to your appointment.
- The health screening must be completed prior to patient arrival or upon arrival.
- Anyone accompanying a patient to an appointment may not remain in the waiting room during the duration of the appointment. Please return to the office no more than 5 minutes prior to the appointment end time.
- MPG staff are required to sanitize office furniture and equipment twice daily.
- Staff members are required to sign the Staff COVID-10 Acknowledgement of Risk and Consent Form.
- Patients or patient representatives are required to sign the Patient COVID-19