Due to the rising case counts in Utah and the highly infectious nature of the new Covid delta variant, MASKS will again be required for all staff indoors and required of all patients coming into the offices as well as any accompanying guests. Alternative face coverings are acceptable for those who are physically unable to wear a mask. Masks will be provided for those arriving without one.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. We will revisit the issue when case counts decline.
Face masks are now optional at our clinic for those who have been vaccinated. Everyone entering the clinic must be free of COVID symptoms and over the age of 18. If you prefer our staff wear a mask for your visit, please let us know.
In accordance with the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), we strongly encourage patients who have the opportunity to be vaccinated to do so prior to becoming pregnant. It typically takes two weeks for the body to build protection (immunity) after being vaccinated. A fertility treatment cycle can be initiated anytime thereafter. Studies regarding the safety of the vaccine in pregnancy are ongoing, and we expect to have more information in the coming months. Other similar vaccines have been shown to be safe when given in pregnancy.
Patients who choose or decline vaccination will be supported in their decision. Regardless of a decision to receive or not receive the vaccine, these conversations provide an opportunity to remind everyone about the importance of other prevention measures such as hand washing, physical distancing, and wearing a mask.
Please call us with any questions!
September 23, 2020
Utah Fertility Center has re-evaluated our policies in response to the ongoing pandemic. We have reviewed updated recommendations from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. We are continuously monitoring data and requirements from our state and local officials and all local regulations. We are also weighing our duty to our patients in these trying times.
–We will continue the utilization of telehealth procedures wherever possible, and all new patient or follow-up appointments will be conducted remotely.
–We are able to offer diagnostic testing and initiation of treatment cycles
We will revisit this guidance periodically and update important information.
If you are coming to the office, please note the CDC/Utah DOH recommended procedures we are following in order to help keep you safe:
-Washing our hands often
-Children under 18 are NOT permitted to enter the office. Please make arrangements to leave children safely at home
-Requiring facemasks to be worn at all appoinments by staff, patients and allowed support (see support companion on next line)
-A healthy adult support companion may accompany the patient to ONLY the following appointments: obstetric ultrasounds, egg retrievals, embryo transfers and surgery
-Patients are being asked to check-in and wait in their cars
-All individuals will be checked for possible exposure to Covid-19. If you are ill, have had recent exposure or have Covid symptoms, please let us know. We may need to reschedule your appointments in accordance with current CDC guidelines but will work with you on an individual basis, based on your circumstances.
These practices and our business decisions are informed by guidance from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the CDC and the Utah Department of Health. This is a rapidly evolving situation; we are monitoring closely and will re-evaluate our policies and guidance as the situation demands. For more information regarding COVID-19: