Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
School closings and quarantines are ramping up coronavirus anxiety amongst all of us, from the youngest, who respond to our stress, to the elderly, who are most affected, to those of us in the middle, who feel responsible for the whole family.
Your doctors at Olney Pediatrics are here for you, not only for medical care, but also as a source of reliable and sane information. We suggest you look at COVID-19 information from two perspectives.
1. Personal Safety: the vast majority of people infected by COVID-19 will have mild illness, especially children.
2. Community Responsibility: the CDC and Health Department are trying to limit spread, or at least slow it down. Self-quarantine, containment areas and social distancing are being implemented for these purposes.
During this time we recommend the following:
· Practice good hand washing
· Avoid touching your face
· Follow all CDC and local guidelines
· If you are sick, STAY HOME
· Avoid public gatherings of more than 10 people
· Limit non-essential public activities as much as possible
· Keep children home from daycare
· Avoid play dates, gyms, pools, indoor play spaces, etc.
· Avoid non-essential air travel
With respect to upcoming visits to Olney Pediatrics, we recommend:
· Keep your well child exams - Children still need to get physicals and the vaccines that protect them from severe illness. Our office has implemented procedures to keep you safe. We are following CDC recommendations and updating our procedures daily as new information is available. We are cleaning intensely and often. We ask that you bear with us over the next few weeks as the appointment schedules may be in flux to accommodate the changing needs of our patients during this coronavirus pandemic.
· Utilize Telemedicine - this is a great tool for many types of visit types. If interested, please contact our office for more information and to schedule a Telemed appointment.
· Follow CDC guidelines - please seek care if you or your child has been exposed or potentially exposed.
· Stay Home - If your child has mild respiratory symptoms and/or fever, stay home.
What else can you do? Shut off the TV and give yourself and your children a break. When possible, keep their schedules normal. Look for anxiety symptoms - such as moodiness, trouble sleeping and separation anxiety. Talk to your children about their fears. Reassure them.
If your child is sick or you have questions and concerns, please call us.
We are screening patients carefully and doing what is necessary to keep our families safe.
We are a community, we need to take care of each other. Together we will get through this.
Dr. Melissa Schwartz, Dr Victoria Lee, Dr. Richard Tran, Dr. Shira Schwartz, and Dr. Janice Son
|Monday:||08:30 AM - 05:00 PM|
|Tuesday:||08:30 AM - 05:00 PM|
|Wednesday:||08:30 AM - 05:00 PM|
|Thursday:||08:30 AM - 05:00 PM|
|Friday:||08:30 AM - 05:00 PM|
|Saturday Sick Hours:||08:30 AM - 11:00 AM|