We can all do our part to keep the community healthy and safe. Learn more about symptoms and how to stop the spread. For the time being, please do not visit the office without prior calling to speak with the Nurse Advice Line. If you have an appointment scheduled, please click here for new arrival guidelines.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
SYMPTOMS - KNOW THE DIFFERENCE
- Possible runny nose or stuffy nose
- Possible shortness of breath
- Body aches
- Muscle aches & fatigue
- Sore throat
- Nausea & vomiting
- Sore throat
- Aches & pains
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Watery eyes
- Runny nose
- Itchy, watery eyes
WHEN TO BE SEEN-
- We are still seeing patients for well checks & annual physicals. We are using dedicated well check rooms, entrances, & waiting areas to promote safety & cleanliness.
- If your child experiences any of the following CALL our office for further advice:
- Difficulty breathing
- Persistent coughing
- Behavior that is not normal for your child
- Fever that is not responsive to fever reducing medications
- Crying without ability to be consoled
- Refusing liquids with decreased urine frequency
- Many sick visit appointments can utilize Telemedicine virtual care. For more information, click here.
- The following chart represents who needs to be tested:
|Fever or signs/symptoms of lower respiratory illness (e.g. cough or shortness of breath)||AND||Any person who has had close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient within 14 days of symptom onset.|
|Fever or signs/symptoms of lower respiratory illness (e.g. cough or shortness of breath)||AND||A history of travel from affected geographic areas with 14 days of symptom onset|
|Fever or signs/symptoms of lower respiratory illness (e.g. cough or shortness of breath) without alternative explanatory diagnosis||AND||No source of exposure has been identified|
KNOW HOW TO PROTECT YOUR FAMILY-
- Use soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- Wash for at least 20 seconds
- Touching eyes, nose, mouth
- Close contact with people who are sick
- Contact with others when you are sick
- Avoid mass gatherings
- Practice social distancing by staying 6 feet away from others
- Cover your mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing
- Discard the tissue in the trash
- Wash hands or use sanitizer after touching the tissue
- Disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces with regular household cleaning products
- Clean your cell phones and any other electronic devices with approved wipes or cleaning products
STAY UP TO DATE: RELIABLE SOURCES
Resources for parents and caregivers whose children directly from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
CDC is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).