Last updated 08/03/2021
Visitor policies continue to evolve at Schaumburg Dermatology to ensure a safe, trusted, and comfortable care environment for all patients, visitors, physicians, and staff.
To align with recent changes made by the CDC, Schaumburg Dermatology updated our patient/visitor policy.
Effective 08/03/20211, the following visitor policies are in effect.
Screen for illness, At the point of check-in, patients and companions will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms by answering the screening questions below:
- Are you experiencing symptoms of potential COVID-19 infection, including fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, new loss of taste or smell, vomiting or diarrhea, and or sore throat?
- Within the last 14 days, have you had close contact, without the appropriate PPE, with someone currently sick with suspected or confirmed COVID-19?
- If you previously tested positive for COVID-19, has Infectious Disease, or your PCP advised you to discontinue home isolation?
Patients with recent COVID-19 infection should have a visit postponed until > 10 days after a positive test and until they are asymptomatic.
Visitors should be restricted from visiting, regardless of their vaccination status, if they have: current SARS-CoV-2 infection; symptoms of COVID-19; or prolonged close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone with SARS-CoV-2 infection in the prior 14 days or have otherwise met criteria for quarantine, or have not been cleared from home isolation by their medical provider.
Visitors: We currently are not allowing visitors unless otherwise stated below:
Parent/guardian is required – (Two designated visitors).
A translator is required – (Two designated visitors).
Patients with disabilities who require a reasonable accommodation for assistance – (Two designated visitors).
Physical Distancing, Everyone must maintain a distance of at least six feet from each other unless they give or receive direct patient care.
Universal masking, Everyone is required to wear a mask while in our facility. Masks must be worn at all times unless requested to remove them, even when a provider is not present in the exam room. Patients and or visitors are not permitted to eat or drink in our facility, as it would require frequent unmasking.
Your guide to masks https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html
All guests who do not comply with the masking policy may be asked to leave.
We ask you to use your best judgment and caution surrounding upcoming appointments and call us at (847) 534-0700, select option two if you have any questions about your next visit or practice protocols. We also encourage you to follow the prevention and safety guidelines established by the CDC.
We appreciate your understanding and will do everything to provide exemplary dermatology services while keeping our patients/visitors safe.
Thank you for your continued trust and loyalty as we work together to fight this virus.