Coronavirus


 

Dear Patients,

During this challenging time with the Coronavirus, COVID-19, we want to assure you we are still on and caring for our patients. We made the decision to adjust the office schedule until further notice for the well-being of our patients and staff but also following the authority’s order, the new schedule will be as follow:

Monday & Friday: 9:30am-6pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-7:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am-6:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am-7:00pm
and Saturday: 10am-2:00pm
being our last appointment at 5:45pm when we close at 6 and 6:45pm when we close at 7pm.

We are taking extra precautions to ensure our patient’s safety in our practice:

  • Prior to every visit, we are asking screening questions to ensure symptomatic or at-risk patients reschedule their appointments to avoid community spread
  • Daily, we are screening our staff and following CDC guidelines regarding staff members who are ill or may have been exposed to COVID-19
  • We are following all infection control protocols: our staff are disinfecting surfaces constantly, especially following each contact point with a patient, throughout the office
  • To ensure the safety of the patient and the staff we ask that only one (1) parent/adult to accompany the patient. Please keep children at home if they do not need to be seen by a provider
As the situation develops, Children of Joy Pediatrics is closely watching local health department reports and news. Should we need to do additional adjustments to our operations, we will keep you informed.

As always, if you need us, we are here for you and your family. Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or concern.

For additional information, please go to: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov

Sincerely,
Children Of Joy Pediatrics Staff

 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to COVID 19

Take steps to protect yourself and others

1. Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

2. Avoid close contact

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

3. Stay home if you’re sick

  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.




4. Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

5. Wear a facemask if you are sick

  • If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room.
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.

6. Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.



Facts about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Patients with COVID-19 Virus have experienced mild to severe respiratory illness.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:
Fever, Cough and Shortness of breath.

Seek medical advice if you develop symptoms and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you live in or have recently been in an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19.

If you are infectcted with COVID-19:

If you experience any of these symptoms, please contact your health care provider immediately. Let's all do our part.


Useful Resources

Note to Parents

March 16, 2020

Hello!

As a result of the COVID-19 health emergency, many parents are stock piling infant formulas. Please be assured that Mead Johnson has supplies to ensure that retailers can be restocked and parents can order online. If parents call your office to report that they can not find their Enfamil formula in the stores, please direct them to our website www.enfamil.com, which is an easy and efficient way for parents to get ANY Enfamil formula delivered right to their home.

Our webstore features free shipping with orders of $30 or more, and typically the products ship within 2 business days. If there is an emergency situation where a parent can't wait for a home delivery, and you do not have sample cans in the office to provide to them until their order would arrive, please don't hesitate to call me and I will deliver what is needed to your office.

Stay healthy!

Best regards,

Ellen Teresa Dogali
201-390-1889
ellen.dogali@rb.com

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