PPE Guidelines

Updated January 15, 2021

  • All patients and volunteers must wear a mask covering their nose and mouth at all times.
  • All volunteers who interact with patients in any form should wear eye protection (face shields or goggles; sanitize these before wearing them).
  • All volunteers interacting with patients with any respiratory / COVID symptoms (fever, shortness of breath, cough, loss of sense of taste or smell, or diarrhea), or who are doing COVID testing, should wear a gown and gloves.
  • N95 masks need be worn only in the following circumstances:
    • Volunteers when doing COVID testing.
    • Dentists and dental assistants should consider wearing N95 masks due to the high amount of oral secretions in their line of work.
    • If you use an N95 mask, please place it in a brown paper bag when done and write your name on the bag and leave the bag in the cupboard above the front desk.  Please place a tally mark on the outside of the bag; N95 masks can be reused (taken off and on) 5 times and then should be thrown away.
    • If you are not doing COVID tests or working in dental work, please do not use our N95 masks (you are welcome to bring your own if you have one).  Please use our basic surgical masks instead. If you feel you need an exception to this policy, please email Dr. Chelsea Slade at chelsea@seagerclinic.org to discuss.

Please wash / sanitize your hands before and after every individual patient encounter. Please also change your gown and gloves in between each patient encounter. Please sanitize your eye protection (face shields / goggles) at the end of your shift and put it back where you got it, so it can be reused.