Know your state’s COVID-19 limits and restrictions
Forethought is needed when switching from curbside to inside care. A state is considered to have fully reopened once it has lifted all restrictions on businesses, Lopez explained, even if it continues to require masking, social distancing, and limits on gatherings.1 Given that each state will have different safety protocols, Lopez urged attendees to check with their state and local authorities to determine whether their location has a high rate of COVID-19 transmission.
“Deciding to go forward with the transition depends on...state and local officials—are there any mandates in place? I have a couple [of] sites where masks are still required at all times, and people are still doing curbside,” she said.