In an effort to minimize the spread of the Coronavirus and to protect our patients, if any of the following pertain to you, we kindly ask that you:
DO NOT ENTER THE OFFICE & GO DIRECTLY TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM:
- If you have recently traveled within the past month
- If you have had close exposure to anyone that has had any recent travel
- If you are currently experiencing lower respiratory symptoms, fever, cough
- Shortness of breath
*If you are unsure regarding the abovementioned information, please call our office prior to entering.
Recent News About Coronavirus
As you have likely heard on the news, Coronavirus was reported in Wuhan, China. Coronaviruses cause respiratory illnesses ranging from the common cold to pneumonia.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to believe the risk of coronavirus to the American public remains low at this time; however, in order to protect you and others, we would like to share the following general information and tips for travelers.
The virus appears to be spreading from person to person. Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
To reduce your risk of any infection, we recommend the same precautions as those for avoiding the common cold and flu:
- Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
If you recently traveled and have a fever and cough or shortness of breath: Seek medical care right away.
Before you go to a doctor's office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and symptoms. After you have been seen by a medical provider, stay home and avoid contact with others until you are well. Avoid travel on public transportation (such as bus, train, or airplane). Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing. Wash hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
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