In response to Novel Coronavius, COVID-19:
We at Delmar Pediatrics are following the latest recommendations from the CDC and Departments of Health. We speak to our local health department every day, as our understanding of the illness, testing ability and community risk changes daily.
While the number of cases in the United States is currently small, the novel nature of this virus allows it to spread and become a larger health concern. We encourage all to reduce your risk of acquiring and spreading the infection by following the advice on the New York State COVID-19 information page: https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus
Individuals at increased risk are those with exposure to an individual with COVID-19 or travel to a country with a higher incidence, currently China, Iran, Japan, South Korea and Italy, within the last 14 days. Individuals who call for appointments will be asked about these risks.
NYS DOH recommends that high risk individuals should isolate themselves and contact their local health department for further advice. Please do not come to our office without notifying us first, as doing so compromises our ability to enact precautions and puts our patients, families and staff at risk, and compromises our ability to comprehensively and professionally care for our patients.
For updated information, see the NYS DOH site as noted above.
The NYS DOH COVID-19 Hotline is: 1-888-364-3065