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The Raleigh Hand to Shoulder Center physicians and staff are concerned about the spread of Coronavirus, COVID-19 disease. We are following recommendations by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention by frequently washing our hands with soap and warm water, using hand sanitizer, wiping down frequently touched surfaces, and maintaining 3-6 feet distance between others when possible. We are now screening patients on the phone and at the check-in area for symptoms. We are asking patients to reschedule their appointment if they are having fever, cough, shortness of breath or other flu-like symptoms, or if they have been in close contact with someone suspected of having Coronavirus. Our physicians and staff are monitoring themselves for symptoms and will stay home if they are showing concerning symptoms. We are asking patients to bring only one other person with them to their appointment to limit the potential spread of the virus. We are all doing our best to keep the community safe and healthy.
Infectious disease experts have recommended frequent hand washing with warm water and soap for 20 seconds, avoiding sick contacts, staying home if you are sick, using a disposable tissue for sneezing, avoid touching your face, and wiping down frequently touched surfaces. Face masks have not been recommended for healthy people trying to avoid getting sick.
If you have flu-like symptoms, please call to reschedule your office appointment and notify your primary care physician by phone.
Flu-like symptoms include: Fever, cough, fatigue, body aches, sore throat, chills, or shortness of breath