Parkview Primary Care Covid19 Update

 

9/3/2020

As our region and community continue to return to our pre-CoVid 19 routines please be assured that our practice continues to maintain recommended precautions. All staff are clinically screened daily at the start of their shift, including having their temperature taken. All staff are continuing to wear face masks throughout the day, especially in areas with continuous patient contact. We have multiple hand sanitizer stations throughout the office. Each person that walks into our office is screened and has their temperature taken. Our waiting room is set up so that only every other seat is available in order to maintain social distancing. Our waiting room is wiped down every hour. Our patient check in areas are wiped down after each patient.

Please continue to wear a mask when you are out in public especially if  you are unable to socially distance. Good handwashing hygiene and the use of hand sanitizer continue to be standard practice.

The symptoms for CoVid-19 are as follows:

  • Fever or chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

These symptoms can appear within 2-14 days of exposure.

Testing for the presence of the virus in individuals is being conducted by appointment only at New York State and Erie County testing facilities and sites. The location and dates of testing sites for Erie County can be found by clicking this link, CoVID-19 Testing in Erie County. WellNow Urgent Care facilities and WNY Immediate Care Urgent Care facilities are offering testing as well. If you feel that need to be tested, please call our office to be screened by one of our staff. If it is determined that you meet the requirements for testing, either swab or antibody testing, our staff will provide you direction on where to have the testing completed.

 

The following links contain information regarding CoVid-19 and other helpful information.

 

Frequently asked questions for CoVid-19 nasal and oral swab testing.

https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/05/sars-cov-2_diagnostictesting_051520-2.pdf

 

Frequently asked questions for CoVid-19 antibody testing.

http://dmna.ny.gov/covid19/docs/all/DOH_COVID19_AntibodyTestingFactSheet_041420.pdf

 

Erie County Department of Health CoVid-19 Packet of Information.

https://www2.erie.gov/health/sites/www2.erie.gov.health/files/uploads/pdfs/ECDOHCOVID19PacketofInformation.pdf

 

For general information from the CDC please follow this link.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

 

Handwashing

https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/index.html

 

 

Cleaning and disinfecting your home

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/disinfecting-your-home.html


 
John Kavcic B.A.,M.D.,F.C.C.F.P.,A.B.F.P