Everyday Preventive Actions to Help Limit the Spread of Respiratory Diseases, including Coronavirus
Although the COVID-19 vaccine will be available soon, we do not know if private practices such as ours will be administering the vaccine. We are monitoring CDC and state health departments for further updates and will provide information as is becomes available. For additional information about the vaccine, please click here https://www.nj.gov/health
We are making every effort to stay current with local and federal guidelines regarding prevention and treatment of COVID-19. We have established strict office protocols to keep everyone safe. If you have a fever, cough, are feeling ill or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 please inform our staff. Please be aware that patients with symptoms suspect for COVID-19 will be offered a telemedicine visit with a clinician instead of being seen in our office.
At this time, our clinicians do not recommend and will not order the COVID 19 antibody blood test.
As we await the arrival and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine to our community, there are a number of important habits we should adopt to slow the spread of respiratory diseases, including COVID-19:
- Wear a mask to help stop the spread of COVID-19 to others
- ideally choose a mask with two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric that fits snugly against your face
- Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others who don’t live with you
- Avoid crowded areas
- Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
- Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others
- Wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds or use alcohol-based hand rub for the following:
- after going to the bathroom
- before eating
- after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
- after touching surfaces shared by many other people
- when your hands are soiled
- when you arrive or leave somewhere
- when you get back home
If you are elderly or have a serious medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, it is especially important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease. Limiting unnecessary contact with others is recommended.
For COVID 19 testing sites please visit www.middlesexcountynj.gov or contact your local urgent care center for testing availability.
For current COVID-19 updates please visit:
NJ Department of Health – https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_community.shtml
Center for Disease Control – CDC.gov
World Health Organization – WHO.int