There are a lot of questions regarding coronavirus COVID-19, and we want to make sure our patients have the most current and accurate information.
If you are looking for the most current information about COVID-19, please click here for the Vermont Department of Health or the CDC websites. In an effort to reduce transmission of COVID-19, Thomas Chittenden Health Center is now doing telehealth visits, which allow the patient to remain in the comfort and safety of their own home while being evaluated by a provider during a video visit. Click here for more information on telehealth.
Please note that if you been told that you should self-quarantine because of travel or a potential exposure, you should not be seen in our office for any reason, even if you do not have any symptoms.
How can I help protect myself?
People can help protect themselves from respiratory illness with everyday preventive actions.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
What can I do if I am sick, to keep from spreading respiratory illness to others?
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Most people who get a cough and fever do not need to be seen by a Health Care Provider. However, if you develop significant breathing problems or shortness of breath, please call the office to speak to a nurse. She will help determine if you should have a telehealth consult with a provider or be seen in the Emergency Room.