On March 2, 2021, Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-34, which, effective Wednesday, March 10, 2021, lifted all COVID-19 related restrictions on businesses along with the statewide mask mandate. However, the order allows organizations, including medical practices, the option to still require masks.
At Texas Retina Associates, we remain committed to doing everything we can to keep our patients safe while maintaining their retina care. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have been following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Texas Medical Association, and we will continue to do so. This includes requiring masks for all of our physicians, patients and staff along with maintaining all of our current infection control, hand washing and social distancing practices.
We also ask that any patient experiencing fever or flu-like symptoms, such as cough or shortness of breath, reschedule their appointment and contact their primary care provider. In addition, if you have had contact with anyone who has COVID-19, please stay home for at least 10 days from the time you made contact and self-monitor.
While we are encouraged that COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are decreasing, and that vaccinations are increasing, we recognize the importance of staying vigilant to protect our patients, staff, physicians and the communities we serve.
Thank you for placing your trust in us. Please feel free to call our offices if you have any questions or concerns.