June 10th 2021 update:
As Illinois moves into stage 5 masks will still be required in healthcare facilities. See below.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends that individuals who are NOT fully vaccinated shall be required to cover their nose and mouth with a face covering in a public place and are unable to maintain a 6-foot social distance. This requirement applies whether in an indoor space, such as a store, or in a public outdoor space where maintaining a 6-foot social distance is not always possible. CDC also advises all individuals, including those who are fully vaccinated, are required to wear a face covering on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation and in transportation hubs, such as airports and train and bus stations; in congregate facilities, such as correctional facilities and homeless shelters; and in health care settings
We’re taking extra steps…
Our doctors and staff will be strictly following the current safety guidelines and recommendations put forth by national, state, and local authorities. Here are some of the steps we are taking to protect our patients, staff, and community:
1. No one will be allowed to enter our building, including staff and patients, unless they are wearing a mask and pass our screening process that includes personal wellness, exposure risk, and temperature questions. We request that patients bring their own mask as masks will not be provided.
2. Visitors/drivers will not be allowed to accompany a patient inside the building unless they are needed for physical/mental assistance or accompanying a minor.
3. All patient areas will have protective measures to ensure the safety of our patients, staff, and doctors. All patient areas will be sanitized after each use.
4. Each waiting room is arranged to ensure proper physical distancing.
5. Our Optical Department will have limited access, to ensure proper social distancing, and eyeglass frames are disinfected whenever they are touched.
6. We have a huge backlog of urgent patients that need to see a doctor. Please only schedule an appointment if you can guarantee that you can make the appointment
We sincerely hope that you and your family remain safe and healthy during this crisis, but PLEASE call us at 1-800-344-7058 if you have a cough, fever, or are otherwise feeling ill prior to your appointment. We will be happy to reschedule your appointment to a day when you are feeling better.
The impact of COVID-19 remains an evolving story, so please check back frequently for new updates.
As we all struggle through this crisis together, Thank You for trusting Marion Eye Center with your eye care needs, and thank you for helping to keep our community safe.