Roswell Eye Clinic is just one of hundreds of businesses that have taken Roswell’s “Come Back Safely Pledge” to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Businesses that take the pledge promise to wash hands frequently and have hand sanitizer available, wear face coverings when interacting with guests, follow physical-distancing & capacity guidelines, conduct wellness screenings of employees, and train employees on COVID-19 safety procedures.
As an essential business, Roswell Eye did not close at any point during the pandemic. Because they treat many eye diseases and emergencies that many general physicians are not equipped to treat, this was vital for many of their patients. Remaining open also allowed their patients to avoid the hospital or regular doctors office, reducing their risk of exposure to the virus.
However, keeping their doors open during a virulent pandemic was no easy task. One of the first steps that their team took was to divide into two groups, each working a few days in a row. This precaution meant that if anyone in either group was exposed, that group would quarantine for the appropriate amount of time, but the office would not have to close. Thankfully, they never had to take that measure as they have not had any cases amongst staff.
Going above and beyond the measures that pledge takers follow, Roswell Eye Clinic also implemented several other precautions including temperature checks upon entry, mask requirements for both patient and staff, limited seating in the waiting area, one way hallways to limit patient interaction, and added room dividers to separate patients in pre-test areas. Additionally, the staff sanitize all computers and surfaces between patients and sanitize frames using the Optiwash & UV ozone oven cleaning systems for eyewear. Lastly, Roswell Eye has strict testing protocols for any staff members that may have been exposed or are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, and many of their staff have now been vaccinated.
Roswell Eye Clinic has done an amazing job of keeping our community healthy and helping our city reopen and recover safely. If you’re interested in taking the “Come Back Safely Pledge” as a business or resident, you can do so by visiting roswellgov.com/ComeBackSafely.