Illness Policy

last updated 7/22/2022

I am currently offering both virtual and office visits for lactation and bottle feeding help. 

MASK POLICY FOR OFFICE VISITS

 As a healthcare practice location, masks are REQUIRED for all individuals over 2 years old in my office whether or not you are vaccinated.  If you forget a mask I am happy to provide you with one when you arrive.  

ILLNESS POLICY

I do not see clients in person if I have a fever, any new known symptoms like a cough or sore throat, or if I have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

I am fully COVID vaccinated and boosted, as is everyone in my household, but I still take the utmost care to avoid spreading the virus to my clients or my own children.  I am frequently antigen and PCR testing myself and members of my household and I always err on the side of caution.

By agreeing to my illness policy you are confirming that no-one in your household:

  • Has a fever (Higher than 100.3 degrees), sore throat, stuffy or runny nose for unknown reasons, cough, chills, body aches for unknown reasons, has shortness of breath for unknown reasons, and/or has a loss of smell or taste
  • Has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week, and/or suspects or assumes they have COVID-19 (if you or a family member have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week I will see you in the office once you’ve had a negative antigen test)
  • Has taken a PCR test recently due to COVID symptoms and/or being a close contact of someone with COVID and is waiting for test results

If the answer to any of the above questions is yes, please contact me immediately so we can discuss. I will NOT charge a cancellation fee if our visit is cancelled due to illness!

If you are not sure if we should still meet in person please contact me via Spruce or text me at 617-231-9089 and we can discuss your particular situation.

-For our visit, only the parent(s) of the baby should be present in the room where we meet.  If you have other children I ask that they not be present in the room for our consult- for the time being I do not have space for older siblings in my office while we meet.  

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING AN OFFICE VISIT

-I will be wearing a KN95 mask.

-I will wash my hands before we start, will use hand sanitizer frequently throughout our visit, and if I do an oral exam on baby or if I am touching any areas with bodily fluids I will wear gloves. 

-I will try to maintain distance between you and baby but it may not be possible for the entire visit, and usually I will be holding baby at some point.  

– My HEPA filters will run continuously during our visit.  

It is always my #1 goal to keep “my” families safe and healthy, and now that’s more important than ever. However, of course, there is still risk involved with in-person visits as I cannot control everything.  COVID-19 has a long incubation period and even people with no symptoms can spread the virus.  If I find out that I had a COVID-19 exposure that may have occurred around the time of your visit I will notify you immediately.

If you or someone in your household is ill or awaiting PCR results we can always switch from an in-person visit to a virtual visit or we can reschedule. I will refund any deposit paid if we cancel due to illness.