Dear valued patients of Maternal Gynerations
Maternal Gynerations is currently monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and working to lessen any impact on our physicians, staff, and patients. We are closely following updates and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Common concerns regarding coronavirus (COVID-19)
I an effort to limit exposure, all routine visits will be rescheduled. We will be contacting all patients to inform you whether or not you will be able to be seen at this time. We will only be seeing our patients at our Lawrenceville location. We ask that all patients who have a fever, symptoms of a respiratory infection, or have been exposed to a person with coronavirus, flu, or any other communicable disease to reschedule their appointments, surgeries, procedures, etc.
Due to the nature of our specialty, we are not allowing any extra guests to accompany our patients during their visit. This will allow us to have minimal flow of people within our practice which greatly reduces the risk of exposure.
Northside Hospital at Gwinnett will be upholding a one support person policy for the entire hospitalization of each patient. This means each patient can have one person with them for their entire admittance and no alternates will be permitted.
Our facilities are taking precautions to mitigate any potential exposure and spreading of the virus. This includes upholding our high standards of infection control through stringent disinfection and sterilization techniques. We have also asked for any team members with respiratory symptoms or fever to remain home from work.
If you are healthy, you don’t need a mask
The CDC does not currently recommend the use of masks for most people. Only people who are sick with COVID-19 and the people who are caring for them should wear face masks.
If you think you have symptoms, call first
It is important to call us first if you think you have COVID-19 symptoms, or you believe you have been exposed. Maternal Gynerations will follow CDC and Georgia DPH guidelines for the management and screening of patients.
Advice on staying healthy
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Wash your hands with soap and water regularly.
- Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are also effective.
- Try not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Stay home when you are sick (and keep sick children home from school).
- Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow. If you use a tissue, wash your hands afterwards.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
There is still quite a bit of influenza activity in the US which is still more likely to cause serious illness than the coronavirus. If you have not yet received a flu shot, it is not too late and is still being recommended by the CDC.
We are actively monitoring the current situation as it evolves and will provide more updates as is necessary. We are also working in close partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and federal, state, and local agencies about the latest recommendations and guidance. Rest assured that your health is our top priority.
Maternal Gynerations Team
Any individual who has been to a high-risk country (China, Italy, South Korea, Iran or Japan) may not enter this medical practice until 14 days have passed from date of return, and you have no flu like symptoms.
If you develop fever with cough and shortness of breath within 14 days of your travel, or if you have had contact with someone who is suspected to have the Coronavirus (COVID-19), stay home and call your health care provider or local health department right away. Be sure to call before going to a doctor’s office, emergency room, or urgent care center and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
The flu is still widespread and active throughout the state, so if you have not already received a flu shot, it is not too late. While the flu shot will not protect against the Coronavirus, it will prevent serious complications that require hospitalization and prevent overburdening the health care system in the event of a Coronavirus outbreak.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
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