From the Oregon Board of Optometry and CDC:
Regarding if we can see patients for routine care (wellness visits) Yes, if the visit does not require the use of PPE, and with appropriate screening for patients to prevent the spread of disease.
PPE includes facemasks, N95 respirators, gowns and eye protection. Should exam gloves or surgical gloves be in short supply, non-urgent and elective procedures requiring them would also be canceled.
Is social distancing required for health care providers that are still providing services? No. Health care providers that continue to provide services are not required to practice social distancing but providers should make every effort to protect patients, staff and themselves from COVID-19. Those efforts include imposing social distancing requirements for staff and patients for interactions that do not require close contact, screening patients for symptoms of COVID-19, imposing strict infection control practices for providers and staff, and using telehealth whenever possible.
Can providers perform elective and non-urgent procedures without PPE while preserving infection-control practices for both patients and providers during the cancellation period? Yes, if it is safe to perform the elective or non-urgent procedure without PPE, and not using PPE for the procedure is consistent with applicable infection-control guidelines and laws.