Protocol for: COVID Symptoms/Positive COVID Test

Patients with Acute Symptoms:

If a patient develops a fever (defined at >100 F) (or if over 65 YO, the fever threshold is 99.6 F) AND at least one of the following symptoms:  cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, fever, body aches, chills, he/she should remain at home.

  1. In a patient feels ill, he/ she shall notify Impact PT to cancel any appointment they have scheduled.
  2. The front desk is required to ask the patient the following:
    1. Is your fever greater than 100 degrees F or if over 65 YO over 99.6 degrees F
    2. If yes, are you experiencing at least one of the following symptoms:  new acute severe cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, running nose, body aches, chills?
  3. If the answer to either a or b are “NO” the screening criteria are not met and the employee may return to work when feeling well enough to do so.
  4. If the answer to questions a or b is “YES” Impact PT staff  will direct the patient to call their primary care provider.
  5. If the answer to the second question (b) is “YES”, the patient will be advised to schedule an appointment to be tested for COVID-19 and may not return to Impact PT until:
    1. A negative test result, or
    2. Until 14 days have passed and since the onset of the symptoms, and symptom free.
  6. The Impact PT will follow the CDC guidelines here –  and
  7. If a patient refuses to complete the questions or notify Impact PT of symptoms outlined above, Impact PT reserves the right to refuse medical care.