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EFFECTIVE JANUARY 6, 2022

UPDATED MASK REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPASS MEDICAL

Based on the latest CDC guidance, Compass Medical is now requiring all employees, providers, patients, and visitors to wear a surgical mask or better in all Compass Medical offices. This means a cloth mask alone will not be accepted. If patients do not have a surgical mask, one will be provided to them upon their arrival.
Thank you for your cooperation during this time and for helping us keep our community safe.

EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 21, 2021

MASSACHUSETTS ANNOUNCES MASK ADVISORY FOR VACCINATED AND UNVACCINATED RESIDENTS

In response to the spread of the Delta variant and the emerging Omicron variant, the Department of Public Health now advises that all residents, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask or face covering when indoors (and not in your own home). The DPH particularly urges this recommendation if you have a weakened immune system, or if you are at increased risk for severe disease because of your age or an underlying medical condition, or if someone in your household has a weakened immune system, is at increased risk for severe disease, or is unvaccinated.
On Tuesday, December 21, Governor Baker added three measures to help healthcare workers amid the current COVID surge:
1. Activating MA National Guard to help hospital operations.
2. Hospital postponement of nonessential elective procedures.
3. Masks are now recommended indoors regardless of vax status

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COVID-19 VACCINE IN MASSACHUSETTS

THE COVID-19 VACCINE IS FREE!
The vaccine is safe and effective. 

The FDA has officially approved Pfizer’s mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. If you are over the age of 5 and live, work, or study in Massachusetts, you can get vaccinated. The COVID-19 Vaccine is free. You don’t need an ID or insurance to get the vaccine.

People age 5 and older can only get the Pfizer vaccine. People age 18 and older can get any vaccine.

WHAT’S THE LATEST NEWS REGARDING THE COVID-19 VACCINES & BOOSTERS?

PFIZER’S COVID-19 VACCINE IS NOW RECOMMENDED FOR EVERYONE AGES 5 AND OLDER BY THE CDC!

COVID-19 BOOSTER SHOTS ARE NOW RECOMMENDED FOR INDIVIDUALS 16+!

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE COVID-19 VACCINE & BOOSTERS

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COVID-19 VACCINES ARE SAFE & EFFECTIVE

COVID-19 vaccines were evaluated in tens of thousands of participants in clinical trials. The vaccines met FDA’s rigorous scientific standards for safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing quality needed to support emergency use authorization (EUA).

MILLIONS OF PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED COVID-19 VACCINES

Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines, and these vaccines will undergo the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. This monitoring includes using both established and new safety monitoring systems to make sure that COVID-19 vaccines are safe.

GET BACK TO NORMAL!

After you’ve been fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic!

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LATEST NEWS

REGARDING COVID-19 FROM THE CDC

CDC Updates and Shortens Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Period for General Population

Given what we currently know about COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, CDC is shortening the recommended time for isolation from 10 days for people with COVID-19 to 5 days, if asymptomatic, followed by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others. The change is motivated by science demonstrating that the majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs early in the course of illness, generally in the 1-2 days prior to onset of symptoms and the 2-3 days after. Therefore, people who test positive should isolate for 5 days and, if asymptomatic at that time, they may leave isolation if they can continue to mask for 5 days to minimize the risk of infecting others.

Additionally, CDC is updating the recommended quarantine period for those exposed to COVID-19. For people who are unvaccinated or are more than six months out from their second mRNA dose (or more than 2 months after the J&J vaccine) and not yet boosted, CDC now recommends quarantine for 5 days followed by strict mask use for an additional 5 days. Alternatively, if a 5-day quarantine is not feasible, it is imperative that an exposed person wear a well-fitting mask at all times when around others for 10 days after exposure. Individuals who have received their booster shot do not need to quarantine following an exposure, but should wear a mask for 10 days after the exposure.  For all those exposed, best practice would also include a test for SARS-CoV-2 at day 5 after exposure. If symptoms occur, individuals should immediately quarantine until a negative test confirms symptoms are not attributable to COVID-19.

FDA Authorizes First Oral Antiviral for Treatment of COVID-19

On December 22, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for Pfizer’s Paxlovid tablets for oral use for the treatment of mild-to-moderate coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in adults and pediatric patients (12 years of age and older weighing at least 40 kilograms or about 88 pounds) with positive results of direct SARS-CoV-2 testing, and who are at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19, including hospitalization or death. Paxlovid is available by prescription only and should be initiated as soon as possible after a diagnosis of COVID-19 and within five days of symptom onset.

PLEASE NOTE: Compass Medical does not anticipate receiving this drug to administer to patients until the Spring. We will notify all patients as soon as we have more information on when we can expect to receive the drug for distribution. While this is an exciting development in the fight against COVID-19, we are asking patients for their cooperation as we continue to learn more.

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COVID-19 VACCINE

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Do you have COVID-19 symptoms or have suspected exposure?

Our Urgent Care number is: (508)350-2818.

Please be aware that Compass Medical DOES NOT offer screening testing.

Covid19 Screening Testing Scenarios:

General screening purposes such as:

  • Return-to-work
  • Clearance to travel
  • To attend school, daycare, or camp
  • For public health or surveillance purposes
  • For periodic or serial Testing of asymptomatic high-risk individuals (examples include: congregate housing and occupational safety)

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