Mar 26, 2020

COVID-19 Update from Tottori Allergy & Asthma Associates

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COVID-19 is impacting how we all live, work, and stay healthy. There is a lot of information about this virus, often changing rapidly. In accordance with local and federal public health guidance, we’ve made some important changes to our clinic operations to keep you and our staff safe. We will continue to provide allergy shots and office appointments at this time, we kindly ask you to call first if within the past 2 weeks you have a sudden onset of fever, cough, chest tightness, shortness of breath, runny nose, diarrhea, stomach pain or feel suddenly ill,  before you come into our clinic.

Changes to Upcoming Clinic Appointments 

We may require you to reschedule clinic appointments that are not urgent. This includes:

*Non-Urgent, routine check-ups, preventive screenings, and wellness visits
*If it is determined you may be at risk of having COVID-19 symptoms

We will require rescheduling your visit in a timely manner based on local and federal public health guidance.Temporary Video Visits Soon Available

We know you might have concerns about coming into a health care facility at this time. In preparation, we recently began preparing for video visits for patients and hope to offer this service soon. We want to assure you we are doing everything possible to reduce your risk of exposure and keep you safe while delivering the care you urgently need. 

Over the next few weeks, our providers will have video visit capability our schedulers will notify you when these visits are available and provide instructions on how to access these visits. Some appointments can’t be delayed or done via video.

Limiting Visitors
If you do need to come into the clinic for care, we are limiting visitors who accompany patients in the following way:

*One parent for each child or minor
*One caregiver for each patient with physical or cognitive limitation or disability
*No siblings, unless they have a scheduled appointment or arrangements can not be made for childcare

How to Take Care of Yourself and Your Family

Watch for symptoms. They can appear 2-14 days after you’ve been exposed. They may include:
*Runny nose
*Cough
*Suddenly ill
*Fever over 100.4
*Trouble breathing, chest tightness, or shortness of breath
*Diarrhea
*Stomach Pain

Protect yourself and others:
*Stay home, if you can, and practice social distancing
*If you must go out, stay at least 6 feet away from others
*Wash your hands often. Use soap and water or a hand sanitizer

We are committed to keeping you safe and providing the highest quality care now and always. We thank you for your flexibility and patience during these extraordinary times.You can always find the most up-to-date information on our website: https://tottoriallergy.com. 

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