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COVID Updates

For a list of local testing sites for family members or asymptomatic patients please visit  https://nkyhealth.org/individual-or-family/health-alerts/coronavirus/covid-19-testing/

CDC Quarantine Guidelines: updated 12/27/21

  • First, please check with your child’s school/daycare to see if their policies differ from the CDC guidelines.
  • Patients who test POSITIVE for COVID must quarantine for 5 days from the onset of symptoms & until fever-free 24hrs & symptoms have improved, then wear a mask around others for 5 days. (if asymptomatic, the 5 days begins the day of the positive test)
  • If unable to wear a mask appropriately (i.e. infants under age 2), the patient must complete a 10 day quarantine.
  • The day symptoms began (or the day of the positive test) is considered day 0 & will count up from 5 starting the following day.
  • For those EXPOSED to COVID, quarantine varies based on vaccination status:
    • Those who have had a positive COVID test in the past 90 days do not need to isolate, mask, or repeat testing for 90 days following their positive test.
    • Fully vaccinated (received 2nd dose or booster dose in past 6 months): no quarantine required, must wear a mask around others for 10 days.
    • Unvaccinated: quarantine for 5 days, then wear a mask around others for 5 days.
    • In both vaccination scenarios, testing is recommended on day 5 or if symptoms develop.

COVID Testing FAQ:

  • If your child has taken an at-home test & resulted positive, this does not need to be confirmed with a different form of testing–please treat as positive.
  • If your child was exposed to COVID is ASYMPTOMATIC, please plan ahead & consider utilizing one of the many free resources in the community such as Gravity or Ethos labs (link above).
  • For symptomatic patients, we provide in-office testing using the Abbot IDNow tests which have a turnaround time of approximately 10-15 minutes.
  • If the Abbot IDNow tests are unavailable due to supply chain shortages, we will perform an alternate swab in office that will be sent out to CCHMC with a turnaround time of approximately 24-48hrs.

Infection Control:

  • Our waiting room is currently closed due to an increase is COVID in our community. Temperature screening is no longer required for entry.
  • Per Kentucky mandate, adults and children over age 5 years must wear a facial covering when visiting our office. If you do not have a facial covering, one can be provided..
  • We take your safety seriously: all staff are masked and screened daily and all exam rooms and high-touch surfaces undergo a deep cleaning between patients. Hand sanitizer is available and six feet of social distance is enforced.
  • If you do not feel comfortable leaving your home, a TeleMed or Curbside visit may be available based on your child’s symptoms; please call our office to inquire.

Well Child Checks

Yes, we are still seeing our patients for checkups!

  • We highly recommend that all checkups remain on schedule to ensure your child is growing and developing appropriately and receiving proper vaccination.
  • Staying on schedule with vaccination is the best way to keep your child healthy and safe during the pandemic.
  • Our office staff will be calling families who may have missed their annual checkups.
  • Please feel free to contact our office if you are concerned that your child may have missed a checkup or is due for vaccination–we will be happy to assist you!

 

As always, our primary goal remains to provide the most consistent, timely care for our patients and families. We are still committed to being your child’s medical home despite these unprecedented times!¬†

This page will be updated regularly as the situation evolves; you can also follow us on Facebook for real-time updates.