COVID-19 UPDATES – Effective 5/11/2023
On May 5, 2023, the World Health Organization (WHO) stated that COVID-19 is no longer a global health emergency. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has declared that the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) in the United States has expired on May 11, 2023. In addition, Governor Pritzker has ended the PHE in Illinois as of 5/11/23. As a result of these declarations, Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, LLC (IBJI) is updating its COVID-19 guidelines and procedures.
COVID Masking Update:
Use of facemasks remains optional at IBJI facilities. Face masks are recommended if an individual has a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19. Members of the IBJI workforce should be respectful of both patient and coworker decisions on facemask use.
The CDC continues to maintain that getting vaccinated is the best way to protect against COVID-19, and strongly encourages vaccination for everyone five years and older, and boosters for everyone 16 and older.
Illinois Bone and Joint Institute continues to make your health and safety a priority.
We are monitoring the updated recommendations and guidelines released by the CDC and IDPH and will be acting in accordance with the most up-to-date guidance available.
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Please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any questions or concerns regarding your orthopedic care.
We are returning to pre-pandemic visitation policy (no limitations).