Dear Manet Patients,
Thank you for continuing to choose Manet Community Health for your care. The federal COVID-19 public health emergency will expire at the end of the day on May 11. Manet will continue to provide quality, comprehensive care to all of our patients, but you will see some changes across our health center sites beginning May 12.
We’d like to provide you with information about what this means for you, and we will continue to update you as guidelines change.
Manet Community Health will no longer require masks in most clinical settings.
Of course, patients, visitors, and clinic staff may still wear masks if they prefer. Masks will be available at all front desk and clinic areas.
If you are COVID-positive, please adhere to the CDC’s isolation guidance.
Patients are still encouraged to wear a mask if they:
- Have a fever or other flu-like symptoms
- Have a known exposure to COVID-19 within the last 10 days
You can reduce your risk by wearing a high-quality mask that fits securely around your nose and mouth when attending indoor and crowded outdoor events.
Wash your hands with soap and water or sanitize your hands before eating and after using the bathroom to prevent both respiratory and gastrointestinal illness.
Vaccines are the best way to protect yourself against COVID-19. If you still need to be vaccinated with your first, second, third, or booster doses, please call us to schedule a nurse visit.
People aged 65 and older and those who are immunocompromised are now eligible for an additional bivalent vaccine booster.
I encourage all members of the community to follow the CDC’s vaccination guidance.
Many insurance companies will continue to cover the cost of COVID-19 vaccines. Please call your insurance company or your primary care doctor if you are not sure about the cost.
When the public health emergency expires, most insurance companies will stop paying for at-home tests. If your doctor orders a COVID-19 test, you might have to pay a copay or another small fee, like with some other medical tests.
Thank you for trusting Manet with your care during the public health emergency. We will continue to provide a safe healthcare environment for all your health care needs.
If you have any questions, please contact your Manet Care Team.
Lily Yung, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Manet Community Health Center