Coronavirus guidance for ECPs: All our blogs in one place
Since the coronavirus pandemic began we've used our blog to publish several posts offering advice to eye care professionals. Although vaccine distribution is starting, a number of areas are still affected by the ongoing public health crisis.
While 97% of ECPs are now open, according to Jobson's Coronavirus ECP Survey - Wave 17, the pandemic is still affecting the way they operate. Now it's important to buy personal protective equipment, both for your staff and for patients who don't bring their own. And more than 1/3 of ECPs are spending more than an hour a day cleaning their offices and exam rooms.
It's not just how practices operate that's changed, though. Over half of ECPs are seeing fewer patients per day in 2020 than they were in 2021. And despite the first waves of vaccine distribution, 83% of ECPs told Jobson that coronavirus cases were on the rise in their areas.
Posts on topics that arose from the coronavirus pandemic
In order to help ECPs address ongoing struggles with the pandemic, we've updated our blogs advising ECPs on how to run their businesses amid the coronavirus outbreak. We also decided to collect them all in one place to make them more accessible for our readers. Below are links to each of our posts covering topics that have grown in importance since the pandemic began:
- State-by-state coronavirus eviction and rent relief measures
- What is your practice's business recovery plan?
- What happens when a former employee files for unemployment?
- Negotiating lower rent for your business
- Covid-19 lockdown business plan for eye care professionals
- How lifted telehealth barriers help ECPs take patients amid Covid-19
- Coronavirus relief for small businesses: What ECPs need to know
We have a vaccine on the way, but challenges still remain before it's available to everyone. We hope these posts help you find ways to maintain or grow your business and continue providing excellent care and services to your community.