The best way to prevent any virus from spreading is to:
· Practice social distancing
Masks are required for all patients visiting our offices, in compliance with Governor Cuomo's April 17, 2020 executive order requiring all people in New York to wear a mask or face covering when in public, where social distancing is not possible. Need tips on making your own mask or face covering? Here are online instructional videos we recommend:
· Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams, shares ways to create your own face covering in a few easy steps
· Sew and no-sew options from the CDC
· Wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Using a hand sanitizer can help as well, but washing your hands is always preferable. Teach children early on how to properly wash their hands.
· Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
· Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
· Stay home when you are sick.
· Cover your mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you don’t have a tissue, cough into the crook of your elbow, not your hands.
· Clean and disinfect surfaces and touchpoints like doorknobs, handles, light switches, and your phone.
· Continue to practice good hygiene to prevent coronavirus, and other severe illnesses like the flu, from spreading.
· Keep an eye out for symptoms associated with Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C).
For the most up-to-date best practices, visit the CDC website or The New York State Department of Health website.