As Georgia begins to re-open after quarantine, there are lots of questions about going out. Unfortunately, there are is no one right answer for everyone, but it might be a good idea to stay at home if:
- If you have a child with a chronic health condition that may put them at high risk for contracting COVID19
- If you have a family member with a chronic health condition that may put them at high risk for contracting COVID19
- If you have a child that seems to pick up every cold and cough out there, even though they are generally healthy
- If you or your child may worry excessively about getting sick
Otherwise, if you child is generally healthy or is getting tired of being cooped up, then it may be okay for them to be out and about. It is still important that they practice good hygiene including:
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water; sanitizer if a sink is not available
- Wear a cloth mask or cover mouth with elbow if coughing/sneezing
- Stay 6 feet apart and avoid unnecessary physical contact, which means no ‘high fives’
- Avoid sharing drinks/sports towels with others
- Avoid anyone who is showing symptoms of being sick, especially fever or cough
- Avoid going out if your child is sick
It is reasonable to limit the social circle your child is around. Do not expand your social circle to too many people or too quickly. What else? Stay up to date on vaccines. We do not have a COVID vaccine, but as people start to mingle and travel, we do want to prevent any vaccine preventable diseases like measles and chicken pox. There is still not a good antibody test that I recommend. Once there is a test that has shown good reliability, I will recommend it.
If you have any questions, please call the office at 770-475-9924 or send a message thru the patient portal.