A Note from Dr. Reid regarding CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
The team at Family Medicine Associates of North Stafford makes it a goal to keep our patients and staff safe. With the growing number of cases of Coronavirus exposure and COVID-19 related illnesses nationwide, and now here in Virginia, we must take additional steps to secure our wellness. We are currently following the recommendations from the CDC (Center for Disease Control) for screening and management of our patients. We, of course, will continue to provide routine care in the office setting as long as possible. Some services, including appointment availability, may be further limited over time due to supply and demand issues nationally. Please continue to call our main office number to reach us.
The following questions will be used as our initial screen for COVID-19 to determine whether you should be advised to seek care in a tertiary setting.
- Do you or someone close to you have fever, respiratory symptoms such as cough or shortness of breath?
- Have you or someone close to you, traveled to an affected geographic area within 2 weeks of symptom onset?
- Have you been in close contact with a person infected with COVID-19?
If you answered YES to any of the above questions and you have an upcoming appointment, please contact us immediately for directions regarding your care.
We, as a community, must all do our part to prevent the spread to the Coronavirus. You can help protect yourself and others around you by frequently washing your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds each time, avoid touching your face, eyes, nose and mouth, use a tissue to cover your cough or sneeze and then immediately throwing away the tissue, use an alcohol based hand sanitizer and avoiding large crowds to practice social distancing, avoid shaking hands, hugging and kissing.
We do ask that when visiting FMA of NS, that you limit the number of persons in attendance with you during the visit. Please note, that we may ask that all nonessential family members remain in the parking lot to wait for you.
Because this is a rapidly evolving situation, we ask that you stay informed and visit the CDC’s website at www.cdc.gov or contact your local health department for additional guidance.