COVID-19 Information

To our Patients, Families and Friends,

 

The current environment makes it important for us to stay in contact with our patients regarding the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19.  While we DO NOT want to induce panic, we feel it is prudent to remain responsible to protecting the health of our patients, their families, friends and neighbors.

Governor Dewine has lifted most COVID orders effective June 2. The CDC has not changed their recommendations for the healthcare setting regarding the use of masks and social distancing. Thus, we will continue to follow CDC guidelines for a healthcare setting while working to allow your autonomy as long as we can continue to follow CDC guidelines in our office. Thus, effective June 2, the following will be our policy regarding COVID-19:

1. All patients and visitors will still be screened for signs and symptoms of COVID and with a temperature check and symptom surveillance questionaire.

2. All patients and visitors will berequired to wear a maskin the waiting room and when unable to socially distance, but may remove it, if they choose, once out of the waiting room.

3. One visitor will be permitted into the office with the patient for all visits. Both patient and visitor must remain seated in the waiting room and choose chairs according to social distancing recommendations. The visitor guideline for ultrasound is one visitor, no children under the age of 11.

4. Our staff will continue to wear masks while engaged in patient care.

5. If you OR your visitor have any of the following, please call our office ASAP prior to your appointment and DO NOT ENTER the office:

  • Signs or symptoms of Covid which include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea within 10 days of your appointment
  • diagnosed with a COVID infection within the 10 days prior to your appointment
  • have had close contact with someone with suspected or confirmed COVID infection within 14 days

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We also have been sending out patient portal messages AND newsletters via email. 

 

Regarding pregnant women:  We know that pregnant women are more susceptible to certain respiratory viruses and this is an important consideration.  We have very limited data on pregnancy and outcomes with COVID-19 due to the small number of cases.  What has been seen, so far, is that it does not seem to be as severe in younger, healthy populations.  At this time, we are monitoring CDC and American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommendations and will be adapting our recommendations accordingly. Please speak to your physician or nurse practitioner at your next appointment or send a portal message with any questions about current recommendations.

For more information, visit:

https://www.smfm.org/covidfamily

Regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine in Pregnancy or Breastfeeding:

On Friday July 30, 2021, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine released a joint statement recommending that pregnant, postpartum and lactating women and those considering pregnancy receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Vaccination is the best method to reduce the maternal and fetal complications of SARS-CoV-2. We remain aware that there are 3 vaccines that have emergency use authorization and not full FDA approval. Based on the available data, vaccine reactions were similar between pregnant and non-pregnant individuals and adverse pregnancy outcomes were not increased. The CDC and FDA continue to evaluate and develop guidance as new information arises.

For more information, visit:

https://www.smfm.org/covidfamily

Regarding the office: We will make recommendations with the best, current information we have.  We strive to maintain a clean and sanitary office environment on a daily basis.  In this time of extra precautions, we intend to increase our cleaning processes.  We will be adding additional cleaning processes within the office throughout the day.  We always clean exam rooms/tables after each patient and use disposable supplies as much as possible to keep our patients safe. We do not have capabilities for testing for COVID-19 in our office.  If you feel that you have symptoms, or have a known exposure, please call our office at 330-956-5300, before coming to your appointment.

Regarding the hospital:  Please check the hospital websites for the most up to date restrictions.

We are committed to providing the best and safest care for our patients at all times and want to reach out to you in this unique time to reaffirm our commitment to you.

 

Sincerely,

The Providers and Staff of Generations Women's Health

For more information visit WWW.CDC.GOV/CORONAVIRUS