ATTENTION PARENTS / GUARDIAN / PATIENTS

COVID Vaccines have been approved for 18 years and over.  We will be announcing updates as we receive them.

Guidelines for COVID-19

  • Exposure

If you or your child have been exposed to a known or suspected COVID-19 positive patient (has been within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more in a 24 hour period), CDC guidelines state that you should quarantine for 14 days after the last contact with the COVID positive patient.  If no symptoms are present, testing should be done 5 days after the exposure.  If symptoms develop, the patient can get tested earlier. 

 

  • Positive Test

 

If you or your child has tested positive for COVID-19, they should isolate for 10 days after the day the positive test was obtained.  Per CDC, if patient may be around others when all of the below criteria are met:

  1. Fever free without medicine for 24 hours
  2. 10 days after symptoms first started
  3. Other symptoms (cough, headache, congestion, etc) are improving
    1. Loss of taste and smell may take weeks to months to return, this is not a reason for isolation if other criteria have been met

If illness was severe (required extended hospitalization) then quarantine time will be 20 days or longer depending on your immune status

  1. When to go to the ER

If your child has the following symptoms, they should be taken to the ER:

  1. Shortness of breath
  2. Chest pain
  3. Inability to take or hold down liquids

 

For further information, please visit the CDC website  If You Are Sick or Caring for Someone | CDC by clicking on the following link:  

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/index.html

 

Please Do Not Visit the ER for cough, runny nose, nasal congestion, vomiting, or diarrhea, as these symptoms can be managed at home and do not require treatment.  If you are unsure of whether or not to go to the ER and your child is stable, then please call our office for further guidance. If it is after hours, you can still call and our on-call provider will call you back within 30 minutes.  Please remember that we do offer virtual visits at our office to serve our patients while keeping you safe. 

Preventative measure:  Parents may be asked to wait in their vehicles until there is a room for the patient.  We can accommodate pts that were dropped off once we are informed. All patients above age 3 years must wear a mask covering mouth and nose.  We only allow 1 parent/guardian during the visit.  This is to ensure that we keep everyone safe during their visit.

 

Thank you Management

 

 

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