With the peak of respiratory season behind us and recent changes in CDC and NYS Department of Health guidance, CCP has appropriately revised our guidance for the management of COVID and other respiratory illness.
Starting April 3, 2023, masks are OPTIONAL in all CCP practices EXCEPT in certain situations outlined below (regardless of vaccine status):
- You must wear a mask if you are experiencing any respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, runny nose).
- You must wear a mask if you have been diagnosed with COVID within the last 10 days.
- You must wear a mask if you have a known COVID exposure within the last 10 days (following your last known exposure)
- You are encouraged to wear a mask if you choose to do so.
These rules apply to patients and visitors in any CCP facility/office.
Some CCP practices may apply more stringent policies if they see medically vulnerable patients (for example, medical oncology). Please follow the instructions provided by your office before your appointment.
Our number one priority is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for our patients to receive care. Our revised guidelines align with CDC and NYS DOH, which CCP has followed throughout the pandemic. Although we do not anticipate the need to return to universal masking, we may modify requirements if circumstances change.
After three years, a million US deaths, countless hospitalizations, and a population segment with chronic symptoms, COVID has taken its place in the panoply of endemic illness: not gone by any means but, at least for now, manageable. We’ve been impressed with how our community of patients has supported us and each other in recent times. We’d like to thank you again for continuing to follow our guidance for your safety and ours.