Atlanta Allergy & Asthma News

COVID-19 Update - March 17, 2020

Updated on Tuesday, March 17, 2020

We have promised to keep you updated during this unprecedented time. One thing has proven true — this is a rapidly evolving public health crisis. Please know that except for events that are out of our control, we are committed to continue serving our patients with asthma and respiratory diseases who are at greater risk of complications from a coronavirus. We are dedicated to serving our patients with immune deficiency and those with respiratory infections.

The COVID-19 crisis hitting at the same time as spring pollen season makes this a complicated time for our patients with seasonal allergies. We are committed to monitoring the daily pollen count and encourage patients to follow our daily count and to track their symptoms. All patients should follow their treatment plans and take medications as directed by their Atlanta Allergy & Asthma provider.

We are open for regular appointments, allergy injection visits, and some sick visits. We continue to implement strategies within our offices to ensure the safety of both patients and staff. However, if you fall into any of the below categories, please do not come to the office, but call your Atlanta Allergy & Asthma office so that we can assess and advise you.

  • You have had a fever in the past 14 days (fever is temperature of 100 or above).
  • You have traveled to a high-risk area in the past 14 days and have fever, cough, or shortness of breath. Current CDC high-risk areas: California, Washington, New York and countries outside of the U.S.
  • You have had contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • You have had contact with a person who has been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19.

All visitors to our offices will be screened using CDC recommended guidelines and will have their temperatures taken prior to entering the waiting area. During this time, we ask that only patients and essential visitors come to the office. We are practicing ‘social distancing’ and are limiting the number of people in the waiting room at a given time.

  • During this period, we will be not be using nebulizer treatments unless absolutely necessary. We ask our asthmatic patients to bring their rescue inhalers with them to the visit.
  • As always, allergy injection patients should not get a shot if you have abnormal cough or fever.

Don’t hesitate to contact your Atlanta Allergy & Asthma office for further guidance if questions arise.

Our leadership team and the specialists at Atlanta Allergy & Asthma are closely monitoring this COVID 19 situation and updating protocols and strategies to ensure our patients and staff stay safe and healthy. Although these are unsettling times, we are committed to doing what we do…and that is to provide quality care for our patients.

Physicians and Staff of Atlanta Allergy & Asthma

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