We have been closely monitoring the development of COVID-19 as cases have emerged in Minnesota and our local community. Proper sanitation standards are not new to us – our regular protocols require thorough sanitization between every patient interaction at PineCone Vision Center. It has always been our goal to provide a clean, safe environment for our patients and staff.

Because of recent events we cannot ignore the contagious nature of this virus and have put into place additional safeguards and precautions as we prepare for COVID-19. To ensure the continued safety of our patients and staff members, PineCone Vision Center has enacted the following policies, effective immediately.

Any staff members with symptoms will not come to work.

All standard sanitization protocols will remain in effect and expanded upon to ensuring all surfaces are disinfected prior to each patient interaction.

As always, all staff members will wash or sanitize their hands before and after every patient interaction.

Our lobby, common areas, and bathrooms will be sanitized routinely throughout the day.

Most importantly: We care about you, your family and our staff members. If you are not feeling well or are experiencing symptoms, we ask that you stay home. We will happily reschedule your appointment. Since this is a rapidly changing situation please watch for updates from our office via email, our website, and on social media. Also know that we are here to help if you experience an eye related emergency during or after business hours.

If you have any questions about our policies and safeguards, please do not hesitate to contact us. We feel this is an important step to protect the safety of our patients and staff members, and we appreciate your help.