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 eff 8/22/2021
If you or your child have been exposed to a known or suspected COVID-19 positive patient. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19 and CDC guidelines NOW state that you should quarantine for 10 days from the start of your symptoms, after the last contact with the COVID positive patient. Common symptoms that appear after exposure to the virus:
If there are no symptoms are present, testing should be done 5 days after the exposure.
If you, a family member in the house 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, patient may return to school or be around others when all of the below criteria are met:
- Fever free without medicine for 24 hours
- 10 days after symptoms first started
- Other symptoms (cough, headache, congestion, etc) are improving
- 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
When to go to the ER:
If your child has the following symptoms,
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing/Trouble breathing
- Chest pain
- Inability to take or hold down liquids
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone
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: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/index.html
OFFICE: Parents will be asked to wait in their vehicles until there is a room for the patient.
ALL 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
Note: COVID vaccine for 18 years and over now available in the office call for more information.
Other resources: Knowing if you have the FLU vs COVID