Covid-19 Update

As of 01/27/2023

Dear Atlanta Gynecology and Obstetrics Patients,

The providers at Atlanta Gynecology and Obstetrics want to let you know that the safety and well-being of our patients, their families, and our staff have always been, and continue to remain, our priority.

As the news about the COVID-19 virus continues to unfold, we wanted to share some of our protocols and facility guidelines to let you know that we are constantly endeavoring to make our office a safe place by basing our protocols under the current recommendations of the CDC.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

 

No one coming to our office should feel like they are being exposed to illness. We follow the CDC guidelines for the management of all infectious diseases by adhering to their current recommendations.  To help reduce and prevent the spread of germs in our office, we are taking the following measures:

  • All Providers and clinical staff will continue to wash their hands with soap, or medical-grade hand sanitizer, both before and after your visit.
  • The Practice will continue to require “social/personal distancing” in our Lobby waiting room
  • We have asked our Staff who exhibit any symptoms of a respiratory illness to stay home and not come to work until they are free of any fever or other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medications or other symptom-reducing medicines.
  • As always, we are stressing the use of handwashing for 20 seconds, the avoidance of touching your face, mouth, nose and eyes, and the encouragement to use coughing and sneezing etiquette as demonstrated by the placards placed throughout our office. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/protect/cdc_cough.pdf
  • If you are sick (fever, dry cough, shortness of breath) or if you have traveled to a known “hot spot” or have been exposed to someone with Covid-19, we ask you to reschedule your appointment.
  • We have updated our policy to allow ONE visitor per patient.
  • Children are currently not allowed to accompany patients at their appointments.
  • Masks are still required for everyone throughout the entire visit
  • As additional guidelines become available, we will alert you to these changes.

 

Note:  Thus far, data shows that being a pregnant patient does not put you at any greater risk than the rest of the population. We want to reassure you that our hospital, Emory Decatur, is well prepared and conducting daily evaluations and adhering to current Emory and CDC guidelines.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/pregnant-women-and-children.html

 

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