Coronavirus COVID-19

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WESTROADS RHEUMATOLOGY ASSOCIATES PC IS FOLLOWING THE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC) WE ASK THAT IF YOU OR YOUR CHILD HAS AN APPOINTMENT SCHEDULED WITHIN THE NEXT 14 DAYS AT OUR CLINIC AND ANSWER YES TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS, PLEASE RESCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT AT 402-391-3800.

SYMPTOMS

COVID-19 symptoms are similar to the cold or flu, and may take up to 14 days to appear after exposure to the virus. Be vigilant as severe cases may lead to pneumonia, kidney failure or death.

ANSWER YES/NO TO THE FOLLOWING:

  • Fever of 100.4 degrees F or higher
  • Cough & Sore Throat
  • Difficulty Breathing or shortness of breath
  • Have you or anyone in your household travel outside the US in the last 2 weeks?

PREVENTION

The World Health Organization (WHO) advises the following prevention methods:

Wash Hands Frequently
Use soap and water for visibly dirty hands or an alcohol-based hand rub frequently for non-visibly dirty hands.

Practice Respiratory Hygiene
When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – discard tissue immediately into a closed bin and clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

Maintain Social Distancing
Maintain at least 3 feet distance between yourself and other people, particularly those who are coughing, sneezing and have a fever. If you are too close, you can breathe in the virus.

Avoid Touching Eyes, Nose & Mouth
Hands touch many surfaces which can be contaminated with the virus. If you touch your eyes, nose or mouth with your contaminated hands, you can transfer the virus from the surface to yourself.

Seek Medical Care Early
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early and tell your health care provider if you have traveled in an area in China where the virus has been reported, or if you have been in close contact with someone with who has traveled from China and has respiratory symptoms.

Mild Symptoms
If you have mild respiratory symptoms and no travel history to or within China, still seek medical care and be sure to carefully practice basic respiratory and hand hygiene and stay home until you are recovered, if possible.

Animal Proximity Precautions
Practice general hygiene measures when visiting farms, live animal markets, wet markets, animal product markets or contact with wild animals. Ensure regular hand washing with soap and potable water after touching animals and animal products.

Animal Consumption
Avoid eating raw or undercooked animal products. Handle raw meat, milk or animal organs with care, to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods, as per good food safety practices.

MORE INFORMATION

For the most up-to-date information on possible vaccines, treatments, FAQs, news and more, please visit the following official health organizations:

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
www.CDC.gov

World Health Organization (WHO)
www.WHO.int

CONTACT US

If you have questions or concerns, please call us at 402-391-3800