Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for patients and visitors
Posted On: 3/12/2020 3:25 PM
To ensure the ongoing safety of patients, visitors, staff and the community, all visitors experiencing respiratory symptoms will be asked to notify the office prior to visiting and reschedule non urgent appointments.
Hand washing remains the most important thing we can do to prevent the spread of respiratory germs.
Please see the link below for updated CDC information on COVID -19 virus information. Please read these recommendations carefully and familiarize yourself with the recommendations on how to minimize exposures and decrease risk of transmission:
How COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Influenza Spreads:
Spread from contact with infected surfaces or objects : It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick and limit contact with people who are infected.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or cough into the crook of your elbow.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using disinfectant spray or caviwipes.
CDC’s recommendations for using a face mask.
CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a face mask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 or influenza to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.
- The use of face masks is also crucial for people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
Hand washing Reminders
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds:
- After going to the bathroom, before and after eating
- After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
Dr. Ned Ruhotina
Chief Medical Officer