06 Mar, 20 Information about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

And we need your help to keep our community healthy! If you or your child has a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, please call us before coming into the clinic so that we can properly prepare to screen and treat your child.

Additionally, please tell us if your child has had contact with anyone who was diagnosed with coronavirus or if you traveled to any of the following countries in the past 14 days: China, Iran, Italy, Japan, or South Korea.

It is important to remember that this does not mean that you have or will have coronavirus, but it helps us take extra precautions, like asking your child to wear a mask.

While the threat of coronavirus may be concerning, most of the cases are mild, and you can take several steps to keep you and your loved ones healthy:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based sanitizer if soap and water is not available
  • Cough and sneeze into your sleeve rather than your hand
  • Stay home when sick, unless you are concerned that you need to be evaluated by a healthcare provider
  • Avoid close contact with other people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects (like your cell phone) and surfaces using a household cleaning spray or wipe

Please see the CDC website for an FAQ on coronavirus and children: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/children-faq.html.