Eye Protection

Health care workers are no longer required to wear eye protection for every patient interaction; instead, they should conduct a point-of-care risk assessment and use the appropriate eye protection and any additional precautions where indicated.

 

In addition:

  • When providing direct care of patients with suspected COVID-19 (e.g., patients with risk factors and/or symptoms of COVID-19) or a diagnosis of COVID-19, health care workers and providers should continue to follow droplet and contact precautions; this includes wearing a medical mask, eye protection, gloves and gown.
  • For acute care settings, clinical areas requiring additional eye protection guidance will be identified and communicated by the health authority infection prevention and control and workplace health and safety teams to the applicable areas (e.g., emergency departments and units with clinically extremely vulnerable patients).
This page last updated Sep 9, 2021 6:14pm PDT