In Texas and across the country, the Omicron variant is waning. We hear of countries and of states removing mask mandates in the schools and perhaps across the board. It seems we are on the brink of normalcy.
For now, medical and dental facilities still will be having mask mandates. While there is still community spread of the virus, it makes sense to keep medical and dental facilities as safe as possible. I know this sounds disappointing. With that, it makes sense that these facilities should be among the safest places, as they have been for a long time. Our efforts of sterilizing instruments, disinfecting surfaces, overall cleanliness, taking temperatures, and obtaining infection-based questionnaires, assure the safest conditions for all patients. This is how it should be. We take this very seriously in our office, as is consistent with medical standards and norms.
As far as how should you manage this now and in the immediate future, it is still very wise to stay home when you are sick, to continue hand-washing and using hand sanitizers frequently, to refrain from touching your face and mouth, and to consider wearing a mask when in more crowded conditions or when in situations in which distancing over time may be difficult. Again, as the community spread continues to decrease, these recommendations may change in the way of mask wear. All the other conditions should be part of a “new normal.”
If you have any concerns or questions concerning this pandemic, and on how you or we should manage this, we welcome your input by e-mailing us at [email protected].
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