COVID-19 precautions per CDC guidelines:
- If you feel sick, stay home and call your doctor.
- If you are older, stay home and away from people.
- Stay away from bars, restaurants and food courts.
- Avoid discretionary travel or social gatherings.
- Avoid social gatherings of 10 or more.
- Cancel all social visits at home.
- Avoid any intergenerational visits, but stay in touch virtually.
- Do not visit nursing homes or retirement communities.
- Do not hoard groceries, baby formula, or baby wipes.
- Wash your hands with normal soap for at least 20 seconds.
- Wash your hands after returning home from work, grocery runs, gas stations, or any other public spaces.
- Sneeze and cough into your elbow crease every time you do, and not into your hands or onto others.
- Avoid touching your face as much as possible.
- Try your best to avoid public restrooms; but if you can’t, well, you can’t.
- Children should not touch their grandparents. Period.
- When a social activity or gathering is cancelled, do not go looking for the same activity or event elsewhere; it was cancelled for a reason.
- Practice social distancing as a good patriotic American. 😊
- Maintain a strict 14-day quarantine if you have been instructed to do so by your medical provider or other authorities.
- Avoid spreading any fake news or fake medical tips; when in doubt, the CDC should be your paramount source of information.
- Do not panic. This isn’t the end of the world, but it is close enough. 😊
What we are doing:
- Well child checks are being grouped to just the mornings, with sick visits being pushed to the afternoons. We do not want to create any secondary pediatric outbreaks of measles, pertussis, etc. by stopping vaccinations and well child check-ups.
- All books, samples, and high-touch items have been removed from rooms.
- We are being extra-diligent in cleaning our check-in area, lobby, and rooms.
- We have new protocols and policies in place for screening for COVID-19.
- We are constantly keeping up with evolving CDC guidelines during this time.
Remember, respect this virus, but do not panic. We at Pediatrics of Bartlesville are proud to continue to serve you during this time of crisis.