COVID-19 Update

Here at Sweeney Eye Associates, we share the same goal: To stay healthy.

Sweeney Eye Associates is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our patients and our employees.

We closely monitor the available information concerning the Coronavirus disease (COVID – 19) and associated guidelines and recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

We want you to know that we have policies in place to help protect the health of our patients and our employees to include the following:

We’ve advised our employees to follow the public health authorities’ guidance regarding hygiene and personal travel, and we’ve reinforced our existing policy encouraging employees who exhibit flu-like symptoms to stay home and consult with a medical professional.  We will take each employee’s temperature upon arrival to our clinic.   We will be wearing the necessary Personal Protective Equipment.   Our waiting rooms, exam lanes, restrooms and offices are continuously disinfected.  We follow a strict handwashing policy.

 

We have guidelines in place for our patients:

 

As mandated by the Governor of Texas you are required to wear a mask upon entering our facility.

  • Your temperature will be checked prior to entering our clinic.  If 99.4 or higher you will be asked to call us and reschedule your appointment and to contact your physician.
  • You will be asked if you or anyone in your household recently returned from international travel and/or the United States of known high risk.
  •  You will be asked if you or anyone in your household are currently experiencing any respiratory symptoms that include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
  • If yes to these questions, we ask that you seek guidance from your primary care physician or the CDC.
  • We will ask every patient to wash their hands upon entering our facility.

 

In the meantime, 

  • Wear a mask
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (Sing Happy Birthday)
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash, and wash your hands
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Stay home when you are sick

 

All of these are necessary precautions for you as our patients and for our employees in order to help do our part during this unprecedented global health crisis.