Protection against the Coronavirus/COVID-19

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What You Can Do

While a new type of illness can be scary, you can help protect yourself by following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for preventing respiratory illnesses.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Stay home when you’re sick.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue and put it in the trash immediately.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Get the influenza vaccine.

As the latest coronavirus continues to spread in the United States, we are asking that if you are sick with fever and/or respiratory symptoms, please call our office before coming in for your appointment. Visitors not allowed to accompany patients to their appointments.

Resources

The most up-to-date information on the coronavirus can be found on the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websites.