As per Gov. Murphy’s Executive Order No. 145 of May 15, 2020, healthcare providers in addition to other measures must:
- Direct all administrative staff to wear, at a minimum, a cloth face covering within the office, except where doing so would inhibit the individual’s health.
- Require clinical staff to wear PPE, consistent with the level of risk, using professional judgment regarding the potential for exposure and PPE resource constraints, consistent with CDC guidance at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/infection-control.html.
- Require anyone coming to the office for an in-person visit to wear, at a minimum, a cloth face covering, in accordance with CDC recommendations, while on the premises, except here doing so would inhibit the individual’s health or the individual is under two years of age. If a visitor arrives without a cloth face covering, at a minimum, and is not exempt from this requirement, the office must either provide the individual with a suitable face covering or decline entry to the individual.
To read the full Division of Consumer Affairs Administrative Order and other requirements, please click here.
Additional resources from the CDC on recommended office procedures and screening may be found here.