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Preventing the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses

Last updated 12/21/2023

In accordance with the County of Santa Clara and the CA Department of Public Health, we are practicing the following policies and procedures:

Mask Mandate

As of April 3rd 2023, California has lifted the mask mandate for healthcare facilities. However, from November 1st to March 31st of each year, which is the “Designated Winter Respiratory Virus Period”, people in these areas must wear permitted face coverings to prevent the spread of respiratory illness.

 

View the full health order at: https://covid19.sccgov.org/health-order-requiring-use-face-masks-patient-care-areas-health-care-delivery-facilities-during

 

We expect the mask mandate to be lifted, again, in April, at which time it will be optional for all patients and staff to wear a mask in the office. Here’s what that means for your experience at P3:

  • You’re welcome to wear a mask or not during your session

  • Staff at P3 may or may not be wearing a mask during your session

  • If your PT is not wearing a mask and you prefer that they wear one, or even for certain activities during your session, please let us know and we’d be happy to put one on.  

​Screenings and scheduling

  • 15-minutes gap between all appointments to allow for time for disinfecting surfaces.

  • See "When to stay home" below for guidance on how to proceed if exposed or experiencing symptoms.

Disinfection

  • All surfaces and equipment used by clients or staff are wiped down with products that kill 99.9 percent of germs

  • We have a medical grade air filtration system that filters 95% of bacteria/viruses greater than .1 micron in size 

  • Soap and clean water is readily available for washing hands.

  • Hand sanitizer is available before and after session.

​​Personal Protective Equipment

  • Surgical gloves, masks, and hand sanitizer are available for use by clients and staff.

  • Secure and well-fitting face mask is optional for staff and clients. Clients are welcome to request their respective Physical Therapist wear a mask.

When to Stay Home

  • Staff and clients are advised to stay home if they are sick.

  • If you have tested positive for COVID-19, please stay home.

  • If you have COVID-19 symptoms, we encourage you to stay home until 24 hours after resolution of fever (without fever-reducing medication) and improvement in other symptoms AND until testing is negative or determination that testing is not needed.

When to return:​​​

​If symptomatic

  • After 5 days if your symptoms are gone or resolving and you don’t have a fever (without the help of medication) and you have a negative test result.

  • After 10 days if you’re still testing positive and/or symptoms not improving.

If asymptomatic

  • After 5 days since your first positive test.

If you’ve had close contact with a confirmed case:

  • If symptoms develop, test and stay home.

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