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Prischmann Facial Plastic Surgery, PLLC is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all our workers and customers. To ensure that, we have developed the following COVID-19 Preparedness Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The entire team is responsible for implementing this plan. Our goal is to mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 in our workplaces and communities, and that requires full cooperation among our workers, management and customers. Only through this cooperative effort can we establish and maintain the safety and health of our workplaces.

Management and workers are responsible for implementing and complying with all aspects of this COVID-19 Preparedness Plan. Prischmann Facial Plastic Surgery, PLLC managers and supervisors have our full support in enforcing the provisions of this policy.

Our workers are our most important assets. We are serious about safety and health and keeping our workers working at Prischmann Facial Plastic Surgery, PLLC. Worker involvement is essential in developing and implementing a successful COVID-19 Preparedness Plan. We have involved our workers in this process by seeking input, suggestions, and feedback regarding this plan.

Our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan follows Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) guidelines, federal OSHA standards related to COVID-19 and Executive Order 20-48, and addresses:

Additional Reference for Staff Regarding Hygiene

Additional Reference for Staff Regarding CDC Recommendations for Healthcare Practices

Screening and policies for employees exhibiting signs and symptoms of COVID-19

Workers have been informed of and encouraged to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. The following policies and procedures are being implemented to assess workers’ health status prior to entering the workplace and for workers to report when they are sick or experiencing symptoms.

Prischmann Facial Plastic Surgery, PLLC has implemented leave policies that promote workers staying at home when they are sick, when household members are sick, or when required by a health care provider to isolate or quarantine themselves or a member of their household. All employees will be paid for up to 6 weeks as paid medical leave. Accommodations for workers with underlying medical conditions or who have household members with underlying health conditions have been implemented. If any employee has an underlying medical condition that would impact any work-related task, we will make all appropriate accommodations for the employee’s safety.

Prischmann Facial Plastic Surgery, PLLC has also implemented a policy for informing workers if they have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 at their workplace and requiring them to quarantine for the required amount of time. The safety lead will inform the employee if they have a known exposure and they will start a 14 day self-quarantine.

In addition, a policy has been implemented to protect the privacy of workers’ health status and health information. All health information will be protected.

Handwashing

Basic infection prevention measures are being implemented at our workplaces at all times. Workers are instructed to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water frequently throughout the day, but especially before or after any direct patient interaction, at the beginning and end of their shift, prior to any mealtimes and after using the toilet. All visitors to the facility will be required to wash their hands prior to or immediately upon entering the facility. We will have hand-sanitizer stations with products containing greater than 60% alcohol. Handwashing is preferred but hand sanitizer can be used for hand hygiene in place of soap and water, as long as hands are not visibly soiled.

Hand sanitizers will be available in all rooms and common areas. The designated safety lead will be responsible for mandatory hand hygiene for each person that enters the suite. Hand hygiene will be required for all employees before and after each patient interaction and at regular intervals throughout the day. Hand hygiene will be mandatory after any coughing, sneezing, or touching of the face. Hand hygiene will also be required after touching any community surfaces, such as doorknobs.

Respiratory etiquette: Cover your cough or sneeze

Workers and visitors are being instructed to cover their mouth and nose with their sleeve or a tissue when coughing or sneezing and to avoid touching their face, in particular their mouth, nose and eyes, with their hands. They should dispose of tissues in the trash and wash or sanitize their hands immediately afterward. Respiratory etiquette will be demonstrated on posters and supported by making tissues and trash receptacles available to all workers and visitors.

Social distancing

Housekeeping

Communications and Training

Certified By:
Jess Prischmann, MD