We are all aware of the public health concerns due to COVID-19, and our doctors, nurses, and staff remain committed to serving you and your family. We have updated some of our clinic procedures so we can continue to provide you with excellent care.
We want to remind everyone about the importance of social distancing and face coverings while in public and to be aware of community-specific mandates for wearing a mask or face covering. As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow in our communities, we want to offer a few reminders for patients WHO TEST POSITIVE OR ARE EXPOSED TO COVID-19. It is important that these guidelines are followed closely to help reduce community spread of the coronavirus.
Covid Testing + Schools
We are also aware that some schools, daycares and employers are requiring or encouraging testing or medical clearance before attendees and employees who have been diagnosed with or exposed to COVID-19 may return. We want to emphasize that CDC guidelines allow most confirmed COVID-19 cases to return to these settings after enough time has elapsed (a minimum of 10 days, without fever for 24 hours) AND with improving symptoms.
With very few exceptions, a test-based strategy to discontinue isolation or quarantine is no longer recommended given that COVID-19 test results can remain positive for weeks and don’t necessarily correlate with contagiousness. Our guidance to you on these matters will utilize the most current CDC guidelines and not necessarily specific school, daycare or employer plans. If your child is required to have an evaluation, a note from their provider or testing done before they return to school or daycare (whether they have symptoms or not), please contact us to discuss further.
We are temporarily offering telehealth services for certain types of appointments. Call our clinics to find out if a televisit might be appropriate for your child.
You will see us continuing to wear our masks to help protect your family when you come to one of our offices. Before your child’s appointment, please consider these simple ways you can help:
Together we can stay safe and stay well!
During this time, some of our clinic hours may change. For the most up-to-date information please follow the Facebook page for your clinic site.
As always, please call us with questions. We are always here for you.
Our Children’s Clinics are committed to keeping your family healthy and safe with updated office procedures and televisit options.Learn more