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How do I operate my animal hospital safely while reopening for electives and wellness?

  • 1.  How do I operate my animal hospital safely while reopening for electives and wellness?

    Posted 18 days ago
    Edited by Tim Atkinson 8 days ago
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    Dr. Scott Weese has provided an comprehensive guide to hospital operations while reopening during the Covid19 crisis, attached here.

    NYSVMS recently ran a webinar in partnership with Cornell University on reopening

    AVMA has a comprehensive website with resources on safe operations

    CDC has some guidelines specifically for veterinarians



    ALSO as a minimum

    As part of the NY Forward plan for reopening the NY economy NY State issued . These do not just apply to regions that go through phase-one reopening. At the very top of the it says:

     

    "The guidelines below apply to both non-essential businesses in regions that are permitted to re-open and essential businesses throughout the state that were previously permitted to remain open."

     

    There is also that says the same thing:

    If I am an essential business, am I subject to the new operating requirements detailed in the Guidance?

    Answer: Yes. The increased measures detailed in the Guidance are in furtherance of public health and safety, and all businesses as well as units of State and local government are required to ensure this standard of safety.

     

    That means that every animal hospital is required to

    1. Read
    2. Affirm online that they have read them (see page 10 of the guidelines)
    3. Conspicuously post completed safety plans onsite

    The provided by NY State.



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    Tim Atkinson
    NYSVMS
    Albany NY
    518-869-7867
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