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Deep breath here!

 

The following information is meant to help ground us all in factual information, not to cause fear or panic. We will be updating our site regularly as we receive more information and have more resources to share with you. 

COVID-19 information

  • The virus is spread via respiratory droplets as well as via contact with objects that harbor the virus followed by touching your mouth nose or eyes.

  • It seems more likely to spread with closer and/or prolonged contact with someone who carries the virus.

  • Community spread means that it can be transmitted by people with no symptoms who are unaware that they are infected by the virus.

  • Common symptoms are: fever, dry cough and shortness of breath.

  • Other symptoms can include body aches, fatigue, and occasionally vomiting and diarrhea.

  • Anecdotal reports from the UK indicate that anosmia, or loss of sense of smell, may be a sign of the virus

  • Symptoms occur 2-14 days after exposure.

What can I do?

  • STAY HOME! Meaning with just the people with whom you live and at all times other than urgent trips to get food or medication.

  • Take great care of yourself! Eat whole foods, stretch, take baths, take your vitamins, get outside in nature, connect (virtually!) with friends...see our RESOURCES below.

What if I have symptoms of COVID-19?

  • STAY HOME and avoid contact with others the best you can, including pets

  • Most people are NOT being tested at this point due to limited resources - you may qualify for testing if you have a known exposure or you are a healthcare worker.

  • DO NOT take Ibuprofen for pain or fever - there is preliminary data that suggests it may worsen symptoms. You can take Tylenol (Acetaminophen) instead, but check with your doctor first if you have liver problems.

  • Patients should call us (508-928-7668) if they are having severe symptoms which include: difficulty breathing, prolonged chest pain, bluish lips or face, or confusion - we will notify the ER prior to your arrival so that they may prepare with the appropriate protective equipment.