Tanasbourne Pediatrics has been closely monitoring the developments in regards to the coronavirus COVID-19.
We are dedicated to the health and well-being of you and your family, as well as our staff and other patients. Our physicians are following the guidelines of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and the OHA (Oregon Health Authority).
Please call us if you believe your child may have been exposed. It is important to remain at home so as not to infect other individuals. Our medical staff will do their best to triage according to the guidelines of the CDC. Currently, the CDC recommends that persons who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19:
- Stay home at the first signs of illness.
- Take care of mild symptoms at home.
- For symptoms like fever or cough that are severe or cannot be managed at home, call your child’s pediatrician.
To make sure that we are proactive in keeping your family and our staff protected, some of our medical staff may wear additional protective equipment like goggles and masks during appointments.
Ways you can prevent illness:
- Wash hands – wash with soap and water for 20 seconds (the time it takes to sing Happy Birthday) or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if unable to wash hands.
- Avoid touching your face, mouth and nose with unwashed hands.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Avoid contact with others who are sick.
- When coughing or sneezing do so into your sleeve or into a tissue and then wash your hands.
- Clean surfaces like door handles and counter tops.
Tanasbourne Pediatrics is here for our patients to answer your questions about COVID-19. Please call us if you have concerns. Here’s a list of other reliable sources to stay updated:
- For general information, call 211
- OHA Emerging Respiratory Disease page: www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus
- CDC COVID-19 page: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- CDC travel notice: wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices
- WHO page: www.who.int/westernpacific/emergencies/novel-coronavirus