Should I come in and be seen?
If you have traveled in the last 14 days to a high-risk area (Italy, China, Iran or South Korea) or have had known contact with someone with COVID 19, we must direct you elsewhere for testing. Following new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, returning travelers whose last day in China, Italy, South Korea or Iran was March 4 or afterwards should stay home and monitor their health for 14 days after returning to the United States. Travelers returning from Japan should monitor their health for 14 days after returning to the United All travelers who have returned from those countries in the last 14 days should call Health Department epidemiology and infectious disease staff at 802-863-7240 to discuss monitoring. We cannot see you here at our clinic. We will call you back after discussing your case with the Vermont Department of Health.
If your symptoms are cough, high fever and shortness of breath, but you have not traveled in the last 14 days to a high risk area (Italy, China, Iran or South Korea) and have not had any known contact with COVID 19 , we can evaluate you here the same as always. You will need to wear a mask upon entering the building.
Is it safe for me to come to Evergreen (Charlotte or Alderbrook)?
Yes. We have not had any patient or staff with COVID19. We are not seeing any high-risk patients at our offices.
Is it safe for me to travel?
If you are someone over 60 or if you have any chronic conditions like diabetes, COPD, asthma or take any immunosuppressing medications we cannot recommend travel at this time. If you must travel, we strongly recommend frequent hand washing and hand sanitizing.
I have lots of questions about transmission, areas of concern etc?
We suggest you visit the Vt Dept of health website, or the CDC website and click on the COVID 19 link.