The World Health Organization continues to monitor the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, named “coronavirus disease 2019” (COVID-19). At this time, no one knows how severe this outbreak will be. Given this uncertainty, Eye Care for the Adirondacks wants to maintain a safe environment by protecting the health of our patients, employees and visitors.
If you have traveled to or been in contact with anyone who has traveled to a Coronavirus affected area (China, Iran, South Korea, Italy, or Japan) within the last 14 days AND are experiencing respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills or fatigue we recommend seeking medical assistance from your primary care provider or local health department.
In the interest of public health we urge all to follow these flu prevention guidelines:
- Stay home if you are not feeling well.
- If you have a cough, fever and trouble breathing, seek medical attention.
- Wash your hands frequently with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid coughing or sneezing into your hands. Cover your mouth with tissues whenever you sneeze, and discard used tissues in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your arm or sleeve to cover your mouth.
- When possible, keep at least a 3-foot distance between you and anyone who is sneezing and coughing.
- Clean frequently touched surfaces.