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COVID-19 POLICIES

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the delivery of medical care and public health recommendations are rapidly evolving. Please visit this page for up-to-date information regarding the policies of the clinic. During the COVID-19 pandemic, delivery of medical care is rapidly evolving. The following policies are current as of October 2021.

 

PATIENTS WITH COVID-19 SYMPTOMS, EXPOSURE, OR PENDING RESULTS

If a patient has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the previous 14 days, is pending a COVID-19 swab/test, has been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days, or has travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days, they may not attend any in-person appointments at Manning Family Medicine. If their concern is urgent and requires an in-person assessment, we strongly recommend attending a local urgent care or emergency department. Virtual (phone/video) appointments will be made available for the patient while they are under mandatory isolation precautions.

COVID-19 SCREENING 

All patients will be expected to complete a COVID-19 symptom screening questionnaire prior to attending in-person clinic appointments. This will be sent by email as part of the standard questionnaires sent prior to appointments, as well as at the check-in kiosk on the day of their appointment. Dr. Manning may choose to move a patient’s appointment to virtual if there are concerns regarding symptoms found on the screening questionnaire, or if the questionnaire has not been completed in advance of the appointment. 

ARE MASKS REQUIRED?

Yes, masks are mandatory for all in-person appointments for anyone age 3 or older. 

HAND HYGIENE 

Hand sanitizing stations are available at the entrance of the clinic, at the check-in kiosk, and in the exam room. 

COVID-19 VACCINATION

Vaccine exemptions are extremely rare and Dr. Manning is not obligated to provide one unless criteria are met, as per the Ministry of Health: https://health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/publichealth/coronavirus/docs/vaccine/medical_exemptions_to_vaccination.pdf 

Patients will be asked about their vaccine status prior to in-person appointments. This is for research/data collection only. Vaccines are not mandatory to be a patient of Manning Family Medicine. Dr. Manning has been fully vaccinated against COVID19.