IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION
We at South River Pediatrics are closely monitoring the current Coronavirus activity, as well as updates provided by the CDC. Our goal is to keep our patients healthy, which includes limiting exposure within the office and spread of the virus.
We are asking all families of patients who have recently traveled, have been exposed to someone who has recently traveled, or have been exposed to someone who is being tested for, or has Coronavirus to call our office for advisement before coming in. You will be screened both on the phone, and in the office with questions relating to travel and exposure.
We are also strongly encouraging families to bring as few people as possible to their visits, as well as avoiding the office for those pregnant or over 60, if possible. If you would prefer to stay in your car and wait until a room is available, please call our office when you arrive to “check-in.”
Although this may change in the future, we currently are not testing for COVID-19 within our offices. Current recommendations state widespread testing is not recommended, as testing supplies and protective equipment are limited and not readily available to primary care providers. If a patient screens positive, they will be evaluated following the current guidelines set forth by the CDC and Maryland Department of Health, and be given resources for testing and/or self-quarantine and symptomatic treatment instructions.
We, as a community, can all play a big role in helping to keep our families and others healthy and safe! Ensure all are washing their hands frequently. Keep hands away from face, including eyes, nose and mouth, if unwashed. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. Avoid going to social events with more than 25 people. Cover your cough and stay home if you are ill. Avoid visiting a medical facility if you have had a fever or respiratory symptoms and have traveled or been exposed to COVID-19 or others that have traveled within the last 14 days, without calling the facility first. Avoid being around at-risk household members, family members, or friends (those with heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease, diabetes, immunocompromised, elderly, or pregnant) if you have had a fever or respiratory symptoms within the past 14 days.
We appreciate your patience and cooperation while we serve the needs of the children in our community during this challenging time.
For additional information about Coronavirus, we recommend the following resources:
CDC's Coronavirus Website - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
University of Maryland Coronavirus Website – https://www.medschool.umaryland.edu/news/coronavirus/
Johns Hopkins Medicine Coronavirus Website - https://hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/
Anne Arundel County Health Department – https://aahealth.org/covid-19/
Calvert County Health Department – https://www.calverthealth.org/healththreats/diseases/cvirus.htm
Queen Anne’s County Health Department - https://health.maryland.gov/qahealth/Pages/qacdoh-home.aspx