Covid-19 Pandemic

Changes to our hours and scheduling:

  • Well visits, asthma checks, medication checks, visits for children without signs or symptoms of infectious respiratory illness will be conducted from 8:00am – 3:30pm at both offices and in the evenings at the Salisbury office from 5:40pm-7:30pm Mondays through Fridays
  • We still see urgent visits by appointment only on Saturdays in our Salisbury office from 8:00am-10:30am
  • Urgent visits for non infectious illnesses and consults may be seen during the well child times
  • Sick children with possibly infectious illnesses will be seen at the end of each day in both offices – our office will let you know our procedure in preparation for your visit
  • If you or your child are Covid-19 positive or suspected Covid-19 positive, please let us know and we will provide you with instructions on our safety procedures before your appointment and schedule your child appropriately
  • If you or your child are on quarantine and have a scheduled well child check appointment, please call us to reschedule to an appropriate time
  • Anyone over age 2 years old must be wearing a mask and observe physical distance from other patients in our waiting rooms
  • Screening temperatures of the patient and their caregiver will be taken before the visit – if elevated, you may be asked to return at a later time
  • If you feel more comfortable waiting in your car before your appointment instead of in our waiting room, please let our front desk staff know and we will gladly accommodate your request

*We are conducting telehealth visits for certain consults and urgent complaints on a case by case basis – please ask if this service is available for your child’s issue and check with your insurance company to see if this service is covered.



What to do if exposed, symptomatic or infected :


Symptom Triage:

POSITIVE CLOSE CONTACT

  • Remain in isolation for 7 days symptom free AND a negative Covid test 5-7 days after exposure
  • Remain in isolation for 10 days symptom free


Indications for monoclonal antibody infusion as an outpatient:

  • Age 12 – 17 y/o and:
  • BMI ≥85th percentile for their age and gender based on CDC growth charts
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Congenital or acquired heart disease
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorder (e.g. cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy)
  • Medical-related technological dependence (e.g. trach, g-tube dependence, shunt dependence, chronic infusion dependence)
  • Asthma/Reactive Airway Disease/Chronic Respiratory Disease Requiring daily medication for control

Timeline of viral particles, testing positivity, antibody formation:


Schools & Daycares:


At risk populations & Activity Risk Calculator:

  • Age > 65
  • Immunocompromised (on chemotherapy, history of organ transplant, HIV, etc.)
  • Severe asthma
  • COPD
  • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Pregnant women and newborns

Local Health Department Links:


Covid-19 Resources & Links:

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

https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/

https://www.peninsula.org/covid-19-coronavirus-19

https://www.aappublications.org/cc/covid-19


Covid-19 Vaccinations:


COVID-19: An Illustrated Scientific Summary: