Many of you have heard about a new virus named COVID-19 which started in Wuhan, China. This is a respiratory virus that has spread widely in countries such as South Korea, Italy, Iran, Japan and Hong Kong. Recent cases have been confirmed in the United States. As such we wanted to provide some information on how to protect yourself and others in the community, symptoms of the disease and what to expect if you come in for an office visit.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include but are not limited to fever, cough, shortness of breath, nausea and diarrhea. You may also experience chills, body aches, sore throat, headache and runny nose. These symptoms can show up anywhere from two to fourteen days following exposure and can range in severity from very mild (like a mild cold) to severe (like a bad flu). A minority of cases require hospital care. If you have infection symptoms and have traveled to any country in Asia or Europe or have been exposed to another person who has been diagnosed with COVID, please contact us here at the office. In addition to contacting Marble Valley Healthworks you should contact the Vermont Department of Health by dialing 2-1-1.
We are enacting the following policies during the COVID-19 outbreak to provide you the best possible care while maintaining a safe environment for our clients and staff.
There are things you can do to help minimize your risk:
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Please contact the VT Department of health if you have further questions or concerns: (802) 863-7240