Although many of us are so fortunate to be isolated at home with heat/food/technology/loved ones, we can’t deny that our new normal is a challenge. We are balancing work and children in tight quarters. Emotions are running high, and it is easy to lose sight of any gratitude during the day. Please practice self care. Our Televisits are up and running. Please reach out to us. We are just as much “here” for you regarding your emotional health as your physical health.
The definition of this is that you are PHYSICALLY separate from other people besides your family. It is very tempting to have the neighborhood kids shoot baskets together or have them ride bikes together. This is NOT appropriate. Even though you may live close to someone else, we all carry a unique set of germs and have a unique set of circumstances to our lives. Not following these directions will spread COVID-19 and make this drag out for months. PLEASE do your part…….
Things WILL get worse over the next few weeks. More people will become infected and get very sick. It will seem like social distancing isn’t working. It is working if done correctly! Things need to get worse and peak before they can get better. Stay strong……stay the course!
We can’t stress how important it is to get outside for both kiddos and adults. Interestingly, our calls regarding poison ivy and ticks have surged.
- Tick checks – time to be diligent with nightly tick checks. Ticks can’t transmit lyme unless they have been on for at least 24 hours. A nightly tick check will cut down on any concerns because you will catch the tick in time and remove it.
- Poison Ivy – Please be cautious when hiking, play outside, and exploring.
In a perfect world, testing would be widely available, and medical staff would all have PPEs (personal protective equipment). Sadly, the world is far from perfect right now, and we are in very short supply of tests and PPEs.
Testing is NOT recommended for people with mild symptoms and no risk factors at home (living with someone over 60 years of age or underlying medical condition).
If you do not fit the testing criteria, you STAY at home. Quarantine (CDC has recommendations on how to do this properly)
We need to save testing for high risk individuals and medical workers
Testing uses up PPEs unnecessarily. Only test when appropriate!