If you test postive
IF YOUR CHILD OR SOMEONE IN HOUSEHOLD TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID:
- Treat symptoms as you would for a cold or flu. In children, the goal should be to improve their overall comfort, monitor their activity, look for signs of serious illness, and make sure they drink enough liquids.
- Separate family members with covid from others as much as possible. An infected parent should wear a mask when unable to isolate from children. Avoid sharing personal household items. Extra cleaning for “high touch” surfaces. Frequent hand washing.
- In order to help prevent other people from being exposed or infected, Associates in Pediatrics is strictly limiting office visits for children who have tested positive or who have been exposed to covid in the last 14 days. Call ahead beforevisiting the doctor.
- Monitor symptoms.Call your doctor if the illness gets worse or if your child develops shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
- Follow the CDC guidelines for Isolation:
IF YOUR CHILD HAS BEEN EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WITH COVID:
- Follow the CDC guidelines for Quarantine:
- Observe for possible symptoms to develop which may include:
-fever or chills
-headache or body aches
-cough, congestion or runny nose, sore throat
-loss of taste or smell
-nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
-see above for treatment
IF YOU NEED A COVID TEST:
- In order to help prevent other people from being exposed or infected, Associates in Pediatrics is strictly limiting office visits for children who have tested positive or who have been exposed to covid in the last 14 days.
- Drive-up testing may not be available due to weather conditions.
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS FROM ILLNESS:
- Wear your mask
- Wash hands often
- Cover when you cough or sneeze
- Avoid crowds and keep social distance
- Clean and disinfect
- Shower when you get home from work or school
- Observe good sleep, nutrition, hydration habits