COVID-19 Reopening Update
Published May 21, 2020
On behalf of our entire team, we hope everyone is doing well and navigating the best they can during these challenging times. We very much appreciate all of the support expressed by our growing family of clients and hope to be able to reopen our clinics as soon as possible.
As an organization founded on the principles of protecting the welfare of both animals and humans, Essentials PetCare is committed to the protection of public health. The veterinarians on our leadership team use their training and expertise in infectious disease contagion and management to create our operating policies and procedures that allow us to adhere to these founding principles. Because of this public health knowledge, we will be extremely cautious in our reopening strategy to help protect the health and lives of our team, our clients and our communities.
While we are still in the process of determining the exact criteria of when we can safely reopen, we can assure you that we are closely monitoring guidelines established by a host of public health officials at the local, state, and federal levels. We believe if businesses open and people interact too early, the number of positive Coronavirus cases and deaths will likely spike and further extend the time for our communities and country to completely recover. This is of particular concern for our staff who are regularly in close proximity to each other while treating pets.
We are also keenly aware of the financial hardships occurring throughout the communities we serve and the need for our services. Upon reopening, we look forward to providing the affordable, high-quality care you seek and entrust us with for your pets.
Below are several websites that we utilize for Coronavirus related case trajectory as well as guidelines for safe reopening:
- Federal Guidelines for Opening Up America Again
- John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
- Florida cases
- Texas cases
- Georgia cases
As the pandemic continues, we are implementing alternative ways to help serve our clients and their pets, including our recently launched Telemedicine Plus™ service. Learn more here.
We will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available. In the meantime, please stay safe.