To our community, patients and friends.
We are keeping up to date with the guidelines set by our state government, the CDC and the World Health Organization. We encourage you to do the same and take all the necessary precautions for you and your family to stay happy and healthy. We are doing our best to provide the safest and cleanest environment for our patients. It is uncertain times like these that we pull together as a community and prevail.
What is COVID-19
According to the CDC – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.
The disease causes respiratory illness with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe causes, difficulty breathing. You can help protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact with people who are unwell.
How Do You Know If You’re At High Risk?
Based on the information we have right now, the CDC says those who are at a higher risk include:
- People age 65+
- Nursing home or long term care patients
- People with any of these pre-conditions: chronic lung disease, asthma, serious heart conditions, immunocompromised
- Anyone with severe obesity, BMI of 40 or more.
The CDC remains your best resource for COVID-19
The COVID-19 situation continues to quickly evolve. Go to the CDC for the latest information on COVID-19, including how to protect yourself and what to do if you are sick.
If you believe you might have been exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms such as fever, cough or difficulty breathing, call your health care provider right away. Only health care providers can order a COVID-19 test.