Coronavirus (COVID19) Prevention

If you have been to a city, state or country where a community spread outbreak of the Coronavirus has been reported, please contact your medical provider. 

In order to protect the health of our patients and staff, please call and reschedule your appointment if you are showing any of these symptoms: Cough, Sore throat, Fever, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Recent onset of loss of taste or smell.

During this time of the COVID-19 outbreak, Eye Surgical Associates (ESA) has implemented enhanced infection prevention protocols to ensure a safe environment for our patients, staff, and providers. These precautionary measures are being implemented for the continued safe delivery of care at ESA.  While these measures may be an inconvenience, we ask for your patience. We believe this will be temporary and will improve as situations normalize.  Upon entering the clinic, the following protocols will be followed:


  • ESA will be taking precautionary measures to limit the risk of exposure by following the CDC’s guidance
  • While masking is no longer required in our 1710 S. 70th St and 7001 A St locations, patients who visit our 1610 S 70th St. location, are required to wear masks while at that clinic.
  • If a patient would prefer that our staff wear a mask during their visit, please let us know and we would be happy to accommodate that request.


  • At this time, NO VISITORS are allowed to accompany a patient to their appointment unless deemed medically necessary. This policy is in effect at our 1710 and 1610 locations.

During Your Visit

  • Masks must be properly worn throughout your appointment while visiting our 1610 S. 70th Street location.

Staff Protocol

  • To protect our patients, all ESA team members are required to self-screen daily for COVID-19 symptoms.

This information will be updated as the situation locally, or the situation at ESA, changes. For the latest on general information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), we suggest the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or calling the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services at (402) 552-6645.

Thank you for your understanding, and for doing your part to keep our community safe.


What you need to know about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Coronavirus disease is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person.  The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhun, China.   It is currently spreading through many countries, including the United States.  If you have been to a city, state or country where a community spread outbreak of the Coronavirus has been reported, please contact your medical provider.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of COVID-19 have been reported from mild to severe illness and may appear 2-14 days after exposure has occurred.  You can help stop the spread of this disease by knowing the signs and symptoms.

  • Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Fever
  • New onset of Shortness of Breath or difficulty breathing
  • Recent onset of loss of taste or smell

How is it spread?

The virus is mainly thought to be spread from person to person:

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes
  • Possibly through touching a surface or object that has been touched by an infected person


There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19.  The best way to prevent illness is to avoid exposure to the virus.  The CDC recommends these everyday preventative actions:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw that away
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

Frequently Asked Questions