A note from WorkRight

Last updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2020

The WorkRight medical facilities are designated as essential and remain open. This means that we remain open to provide essential services such as treatment for work related injury, basic medical exam, drug and alcohol testing.


The health and safety of our employees and  patients’ network is of paramount importance.


We are closely monitoring guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As outlined by those organizations, Our WorkRight providers and staffs are strongly encouraged to:

  • Perform screening procedures for all those who enter  our facilities.
  • Practice social distancing and limit the number of clients in our facilities.
  • Follow appropriate hygiene protocols.
  • Perform regular  disinfecting and sanitizing within the clinics, especially for frequently touched surfaces like doors, handles, counters,    computers, etc.

We require calling your nearest WorkRight clinic to set an appointment and confirm hours of operation before your visit.


We appreciate your trust . 


If you have questions about COVID 19 call the Illinois Corona Virus Disease hotline 1-800-889-3931 or email DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV anytime.


Additional resources:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/coronavirus-guidelines-america/
https://www.cisa.gov/identifying-critical-infrastructure-during-covid-19 

Illinois Governor Pritzker ordered "Stay at Home"

 On Friday, March 20th, Governor Pritzker issued Executive Order 2020-10 requiring all Illinoisans to stay in their homes to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. The order prohibits things like visiting the homes of friends and holding gatherings of any size and closes all nonessential establishments, including most retail, recreation and entertainment businesses. It does NOT prohibit essential activities like going to the grocery store, receiving medical care, or taking your pet for a walk. For more information on what this order means for you, please see below 

How we are responding to COVID-19 Pandemic

  

Protecting Us and You in our Clinics

Careful guidance and information being provided to our staff to review the best ways to prevent the spread of infection, based on guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These include:

  • Cleaning your hands often. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
  • If a WorkRight employee experiences symptoms such as fever or respiratory infection, they are required to seek medical treatment immediately.


   

Limiting the Number of People Entering in our Facilities

  • We are limiting the number of people inside our locations per period of time. 
  • Only patients with appointments, no essential family members or companions will be allowed in the treatment area. They will be confined to our waiting areas. 
  • We have suspended all visits from others, including case manager

  

Screening Procedures

  • Prior to approaching reception, we perform a temperature check using a no touch infrared thermometer. 
  • Everyone entering will be asked screening questions to determine: a) if you have symptoms of cough, fever, headaches or shortness of breath; b) if you have traveled to countries in the past 14 days that have a level 3 travel warning and/or have been on a cruise, or; c) if you have had close contact with a person confirmed to have the COVID-19 coronavirus. If the answer is yes to any of the questions, our staff will work to reschedule your appointment. 
  • The CDC has also identified certain populations that are higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19. We encourage older adults and those with serious chronic medical conditions or their immune system is compromised to stay home. If you have any doubts about whether you should attend a scheduled appointment, please call the clinic before arriving for your visit.

Important Websites

World Health Organization

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

State of Illiois

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

State of Illiois

City of Chicago

The President's Guidelines

State of Illiois

Travel

The President's Guidelines

The President's Guidelines

The President's Guidelines

The President's Guidelines

The President's Guidelines