Coronavirus Update

September 2020

Congratulations on getting back to school!

Thank you to our staff for all the hard work they continue to do to keep us all safe!

If you haven’t seen Dr. Schwab’s video on Facebook with updated Coronavirus information, please check it out. 

 

A few reminders:

All patients 2 years of age and older and their family members need to wear a mask in our office.

Please postpone any physical / well-care appointments for 14 days if anyone in your family is ill.  We will also be calling families to ask pre-screening questions regarding travel to ensure we all stay safe.

We are seeing sick patients in our office at the end of the day.  Please call for an appointment and you will receive instructions about waiting in your car at the “side door” as we are keeping our waiting room “well.”

Although supplies are often limited, we are testing for Coronavirus in our office with the more accurate, PCR test.  The swab is from the nostril but does not need to be pushed high into the nose and is well tolerated by children.  Results from Quest Lab are available in 3-5 days. 

For children with fever, sore throat, cough and other symptoms that may suggest Coronavirus infection (but are more likely other common viral infections) we are testing to help children return to daycare or school safely when they feel well. 

We are recommending that all patients > 2 years old supplement with Vitamin D 1000 IU daily now through March as there is evidence this may protect against infection with Coronavirus.  This is an average total daily dose.  If you are already giving a multivitamin to your children, check to see how much Vitamin D it contains.  Give an additional amount if needed to achieve a total of 1000 IU per day.

Remember to sign up for one of our flu vaccine clinics being held on Saturday mornings and weekday afternoons from 4:30-5:15pm (Tuesday and Wednesday)!  The link on our homepage provides more information.

Thank you for your trust and partnership during this challenging time in the world.  We will get through this together.