Page Updated 8/23/2022
The AIMC Campus is currently open to staff members, students, & patients with scheduled appointments. All of our official, current COVID-19 Policies can be found in our COVID-19 Safety Manual.
Patients are required to wear a mask in clinic & are screened for COVID-19 and monkeypox symptoms before their appointments. Clinic Interns & staff are required to wear N95 or equivalent masks in clinic, clinic consultation rooms, & in the herb room.
In accordance with CDC and Alameda County guidance as of August 2022, wearing masks in the didactic and administrative areas of AIMC is optional, except in the case of anyone who has had a possible COVID exposure within the previous 5 days. All exposed persons, regardless of vaccination status, should wear a high-quality mask for 10 days, and test for COVID 19 on day 5. If you test negative, continue to mask for 5 days and monitor for symptoms until day 10.
Anyone experiencing symptoms such as a cough, fever, new loss of sense of taste or smell, shortness of breath, or other COVID-19 associated symptom should not request entry into our Campus. If you have visited campus in the last 14 days and begin to experience COVID-19 Symptoms, please notify the AIMC Clinic Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) to provide information about your symptoms and exposure. This information will remain confidential and is only for the purposes of contact tracing and preventing further spread of the novel coronavirus.
If you are seeking an appointment and have new COVID-19 related symptoms, please schedule a Telehealth Consult rather than in In-Person Appointment.
AIMC Berkeley is currently offering a mixture of in-person, online, and hybrid courses and clinic formats. As an Acupuncture college, many courses have an essential in-person element. Our Safety Committee meets weekly to ensure that we are following local public health guidance while offering a rigorous & complete educational experience to our students. Our capacity to offer online learning opportunities will lapse when the Department of Education special waivers lapse.
Patients & students who have had prescriptions filled by our in-house pharmacy can pick up their prescriptions on campus. Please wait for a confirmation email from our Pharmacy Team that your prescription is ready to be picked up before arriving to campus. Alternatively, prescriptions can be shipped directly to a patient’s home upon request.
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