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If patients present to our practice with a suspected COVID-19 infection, we are asking them to return to their cars and call our office from their cell phones. Is this good practice?

Yes. This is a good practice. Also, consider being proactive by calling ahead and screening prior to the appointment. If a patient shows up in your office, recommend conducting the screen, and placing a mask on the patient if they screen positive. You would place them in a room with the door closed or ask them to wait in the car until you can coordinate their care.

Of note: Don’t forget to address other medical issues the patient may be dealing with. Placing them in a room with a closed door may be more suited for your patient depending on their condition. See Curi’s COVID-19 Patient Workflow Chart.