As I am sure many of you are aware, Governor Pritzker is lifting the mask mandate for the State of Illinois effective February 28th, 2022.
Lincolnshire Animal Hospital has reviewed current face mask policy in regards to our operation, our clients, staff and the Omicron variant. Our goal remains as it was in the beginning, to have our hospital remain open for service providing you and your pets with quality healthcare while using necessary protocols to keep our clients and staff safe.
We understand that this has been a difficult time for everyone and I think we can all agree that we are all tired of COVID, wearing masks and social distancing. We long to go back to our lives as they were pre-COVID. Our community has done an amazing job tackling this pandemic and we have made great strides allowing us to revise our protocols.
Due to the highly contagious nature of the current virus, we are strongly encouraging that you remain masked while in the hospital. However, we will not require it.
We will continue to require our staff to remain masked. We feel that being masked for staff is the best way to prevent the spread of the virus which is critical to maintain proper staffing and enabling us to treat your pets. Employees exposed to or those with symptoms will follow the CDC guidelines and quarantine.
We are taking these necessary steps as we realize the possibility of being short staffed due to quarantine. If staffing issues do arise, we will need to call and ask to move appointments or reschedule surgeries. We hope to minimize any disruption of services by keeping our staff masked and we appreciate your patience as we proceed through this pandemic.
Our revised guidelines as of February 28th are noted below:
- Masks for our clients will be strongly encouraged while inside our hospital but not required.
- Staff will remain masked.
- Doctor appointments will text upon arrival and wait for a room to be ready.
- Technician appointments will check in at the front desk lobby upon arrival.
- Acute care appointments will remain curbside being seen by first available doctor.
- Curbside appointments are still available upon request.
As we move forward, we will continue to re-evaluate and update our protocol to ensure we can continue to provide you with the excellent medicine and service that you have come to expect at Lincolnshire Animal Hospital.
The Doctors and Staff at Lincolnshire Animal Hospital
Lincolnshire Animal Hospital is a full-service hospital that offers veterinary care to dogs, cats, and pocket pets in Lincolnshire, IL and the surrounding Chicagoland area. For more than 20 years, our clients have chosen us as a trusted provider for quality pet care, including wellness exams and preventive services, pet dentistry, veterinary surgery, and more.
Our doctors and staff are highly trained and are available six days a week to provide compassionate care and service to each of our pet clients.
At Lincolnshire Animal Hospital, we take pride in treating your companion with the love and care they deserve. We work to establish a long-lasting relationship with you to ensure your pet enjoys the highest possible quality of life.
If you are in need of veterinary care for your Lincolnshire pets, call us today at (847) 634-9250.