NOTICE TO CLIENTS
In advance of your appointment, please read the updated covid 19 information and PAW REHAB protocols
Dear PAW REHAB clients,
UPDATE As of July 15th, 2021 there will be changes to the state and local Covid 19 mandates and protocols. This will be reinstating the indoor mask mandate for LA County public businesses which will include vaccinated and unvaccinated persons.
What this means for PAW REHAB:
We are currently continuing to see all patients on a drop-off appointment basis including consults until the mandate has been lifted by THE LA COUNTY PUBLIC HEATLH, CAL/OSHA and our veterinary medical associations. Thereafter, we will readdress our modified plan for return of clients to the facility which will be in a limited capacity for consults, intake and discharge. We will continue to see patients for regular sessions as a drop-off appointment as was our protocol prior to the pandemic.
Because some clients or staff members may not be vaccinated and Covid-19 and it’s variants are still a threat, and due to regulations for veterinary practices, we will continue to request that all visitors regardless of vaccination status wear a face covering during your pet's drop off and or when greeting staff members.
We will encourage contactless payments and continue to ask clients to be mindful of distancing inside the facility.
Regarding our latest Covid updates and policy:
We will continue to follow the guidelines set forth by the health department and the CAL/OSHA regulations for employers which may have different requirements than the statewide changes pertaining to other public venues.
Thanks for your cooperation and patience as we implement these changes. We look forward to once again welcoming our pet parents into our facility in the safest way possible.
A QUICK GUIDE TO YOUR VIRTUAL VISIT
PAW REHAB has precautionary policies in place for preventing infectious or communicable disease such as regularly sanitizing our facility, requiring core vaccines, requiring flea and parasite preventives and implementing “no nose to nose” contact between patients in order to keep our patients, clients and staff safe from common diseases that may affect animals or people. We now are all faced with additional challenges due to the COVID-19 viral pandemic.
As there has never been a precedent protocol for animal rehabilitation facilities in the face of a pandemic and the Veterinary Medical Board and AVMA have left it for now, upon the judgement of each veterinarian to judiciously decide how and if they will remain open, we have carefully decided how we may practice at this time. In addition, veterinary professional organizations have further provided veterinarians with recommended guidelines.