COVID-19 Office Policy of Keystone Elder Law P.C.
All of our staff have received a COVID vaccine, which will be required of all future employees. When only staff is present in the work areas of our office, we do not require the wearing of masks.
We attempt to follow the recommendations of public health officials. We agree with the Center for Disease Control’s recommendation that most people are best advised to get the full COVID vaccine. If you have been fully vaccinated, that reduces risk for yourself and our team members.
We welcome office visits. We believe that safety protocols such as social distancing and mask wearing continue to be appropriate in some circumstances. Especially with advance scheduling, visits can be socially distanced in our 17 x 30 meeting room. Please let us know when scheduling if this level of social distancing is important to you, whether you have been vaccinated or not. We also offer the opportunity to connect “virtually” using Zoom or a phone conference line that maintains a solid connection with multiple participants.
Please call ahead before you come to our office. This will help us to manage social distancing when it is needed for others, as well as to accommodate you most safely. Unscheduled drop-ins when we are busy with a scheduled appointment could require us to ask you to wait patiently until we can attend to your needs.
Out of concern for everyone’s health and safety, we have adopted some basic office safety protocols. Even if you have received your vaccine, please respect our desire to follow them:
- If you are presently experiencing cold symptoms such as a body temperature of 99 degrees or greater, a cough, shortness of breath, nasal congestion, loss of taste, or loss of smell, please do not visit our office.
- Even if you are presently not experiencing such symptoms, if within the last two weeks you have been in close contact with anyone who has tested COVID-positive or who has experienced symptoms such as mentioned above, please do not visit our office.
- Upon your entering our office, if one of our team members is not at the receptionist’s desk, please press the doorbell on the wall to the left of receptionist desk and be seated. Someone will come to greet you as soon as possible.
- We reserve the right for everyone’s safety to use a touchless thermometer to measure the temperature of any visitor to our office, and to reschedule a meeting if anyone’s temperature is greater than 99 degrees.
- With prior notice and scheduling, and otherwise upon request to the extent possible, we will practice social distancing and sit at least six feet apart from you during any meeting.
- We provide masks, latex gloves, and hand sanitizer for your use if you want them.
- Our vaccinated team members may choose to wear a face mask, or they certainly will upon your request.
- Our staff will wash and/or disinfect our hands before and after meeting with office visitors.
It is rarely helpful to bring non-adult children to a law office. All children will be subject to these safety protocols. Children may not wait in our lobby unattended by adult family.
We respect and will abide by similar protocols when meeting with clients or care providers outside our office at another location.