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STAYING SAFE OVER THE HOLIDAYS
As COVID cases increase in our community, please stay home with your immediate family and stay safe. Don't make plans to travel or get together with extended family. Every time you gather indoors with people other than those you live with/see every day, you increase the risk that someone at the gathering gets ill. Be kind to others and stay home, stay safe.
COVID-19 OUTBREAK NOTICE
MCP is committed to protecting our patients and staff from COVID-19.
We have implemented several procedures to slow the spread of the virus:
- We are seeing well visits in the morning and early afternoon.
- Sick visits will be seen in designated exam rooms and enter the office through a separate entrance.
- We are requiring all patients (over the age of 2 years) and parents to wear masks when they come into our office.
- We are insistent that the person bringing in your child is well, has not traveled in the last 14 days and has not been exposed to COVID-19.
- Please bring ONLY the child being seen to the office.
- All of our staff will be wearing personal protective equipment.
- There will be no waiting in our waiting rooms. Once you arrive in our parking lot, please text or call us to let us know that you have arrived.
- Our exam rooms will be cleaned and disinfected after every visit. We are following CDC recommendations; the link to the CDC is on our Website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.
Please be patient with us as we're trying to help every patient of Medical Center Pediatrics stay safe.
If your child has had a known Covid-19 exposure and has any of the following symptoms: fever, sore throat, cough, vomiting, diarrhea, or rash, please call our office for instructions.
If you test positive for Covid-19, you need to isolate and take precautions to protect members of your household for 10 days after your symptoms first appear. After the ten days, you may return to work or school when you are fever free for 24 hours (without a fever reducer, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen) and your symptoms have improved. Members of your household must continue to quarantine for 14 days from their last exposure to Covid-19.
For information regarding the coronavirus please visit:https://www.cdc.gov/coronaviru...
Medical Center Pediatrics joins the American Academy of Pediatrics in condemning racism in all forms. We are deeply concerned about the effects of racism on children.
As pediatricians dedicated to the health and wellbeing of ALL children, we are worried and invite you to work with us to change the conversation and the culture of systemic racism. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently published a press release that Condemns Racism and Offers Advice for Families on How to talk to their Children.
The experts at Child Mind Institute remind us "Research shows that even very young children are aware of racial differences and children can learn harmful lessons about race when it's not discussed openly." By ages 2-4, children can internalize racial bias. Be part of the solution and teach tolerance, acceptance and love for ALL people, it's never too early. If you are white, acknowledge your own privilege and help your children understand that those who are not, do not have the same chances and are not treated equally in our society simply because of their race.
If you are looking for some good books to begin or continue the conversation with your children, we encourage you to check out these resources to explore age-appropriate written works that support conversations on race, racism and resistance.
We applaud and endorse the efforts of organizations such as Embrace Race whose mission is powerful: "Let’s Raise a Generation of Children Who Are Thoughtful, Informed, and Brave About Race."
SCHEDULE YOUR WELL CHILD CHECK UPS AND SPORTS PHYSICALS NOW
If you haven't done so already, please call to schedule your child's yearly physical exam. Most school athletic programs require that these exams be done on or after April 15th for your child to participate in Spring and Fall sports
It is still very important to get your family immunized against the flu! Please call the office to make an appointment.