Notices for COVID-19 Coronavirus
PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO ON OB/GYN OF ATLANTA CHANGES AND PREVENTATIVE MEASURES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS. These changes are in effect to provide the best care for our patients and staff, and slow the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus.
If you or anyone that you are in close contact with have been identified as COVID-19 positive please contact us via email or phone so that we conduct a telehealth visit and reschedule your in-person appointment. Learn more about our Telemedicine Appointments.
We are asking that all of our patients, who experience upper respiratory, Flu-like or any communicable disease symptoms such as FEVER, COUGH, SORE THROAT, SHORTNESS OF BREATH, FATIGUE or DIARRHEA or have had close contact with someone who has experienced these symptoms to contact our office for instructions and to reschedule your upcoming appointment.
FIND ALL CDC LINKS AND INFORMATION ON COVID-19 HERE: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Any individual who has been to a high-risk country (China, Italy, South Korea or Japan) may not enter this medical practice until 14 days have passed from the date of return, and you have no flu-like symptoms.
If you develop a fever with cough and shortness of breath within 14 days of your travel, or if you have had contact with someone who is suspected to have the Coronavirus (COVID-19), stay home and call your health care provider or local health department right away. Be sure to call before going to a doctor's office, emergency room, or urgent care center and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
The flu is still widespread and active throughout the state, so if you have not already received a flu shot, it is not too late. While the flu shot will not protect against the Coronavirus, it will prevent serious complications that require hospitalization and prevent overburdening the health care system in the event of a Coronavirus outbreak.
As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) begins to have an increased impact on our communities, we feel it’s important to connect directly with you to share more about the steps we are taking to help keep you, our employees and our communities safe and healthy. We remain committed to following the most current recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) and the Georgia Department of Public health (DPH).
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) the rise in the number of global cases has tipped COVID-19 into a pandemic. Current estimates suggest that the infection rate will peak in the USA around the end of April.
In an effort to keep our patients, employees, and families safe, the offices of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Atlanta, in addition to our normal daily sanitizing protocols, have increased the frequency and extent of cleanings; in particular, all door handles, tabletops, countertops, bathrooms, etc. are being sanitized frequently during our day. You will find hand sanitizer throughout the office for both patients and employees. All of our employees have been advised to practice a No Handshake policy to minimize cross-contamination and to wash hands after every patient.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.