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Lake Ray Hubbard Pediatrics COVID-19 Resource Page
First things first. In case you are still wondering, yes it is time to “hunker down” and practice social distancing.
What does that mean?
“Social distancing measures are taken to restrict when and where people can gather to stop or slow the spread of infectious diseases. Social distancing measures include limiting large groups of people coming together, closing buildings and canceling events.”Information About Social Distancing
Schools are out, so that takes care of kids getting together in big groups on campus, but that isn’t going to help if they simply move somewhere else.
What else should you do to try keep your family and everyone else healthy?
Hopefully you know the drill by now, from staying home if you are sick to cleaning everything, from your hands to the light switches in your home.
What else are we doing?
We are doing our best to both continue to take care of all of our kids and minimize the risk of exposure. That means you will be asked a few more questions when you make an appointment, so that we can triage and assess anyone who might have symptoms of COVID-19 and figure out alternative ways of seeing them, if necessary, without exposing anyone else.
Can your child be tested for COVID-19?
As you are likely aware, testing for COVID-19 is extremely limited right now and not something we can do. Our best hope is the setup of mobile testing centers in the very near future.
Keep in mind that children very rarely have severe COVID-19 symptoms or disease, so the main goal of testing is to limit exposing other people if a child does have it. And you can do that with self quarantine if you have any suspicions.
You especially want to limit exposure to anyone who is high risk, including older adults, with risk increasing by age, and people with serious chronic medical conditions.
Those who are high risk should be extra aggressive at practicing social distancing.
And no, there is no vaccine or treatment for this new disease.
When will it be over? We will likely get a clearer picture in a few weeks.
Until then, we will be here to keep you up to date, so that you can keep your family safe and healthy.
More on LRHP COVID-19 Resources
- COVID-19 Presentations and Webinars
- Mixed Messages About COVID-19
- How to Self-Quarantine After Being Exposed to a Disease
- Should You Be Tested for COVID-19?
- What is the COVID-19 Mortality Rate?
- Kids and COVID-19
- COVID-19 Hype or Hazard
- What You Need to Know About a COVID-19 Vaccine
- Information About Social Distancing
- Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak
- 7 Ways to Help Kids Cope with Coronavirus (COVID-19) Anxiety
- Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource
- CDC – COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
- CDC – How can I protect my child from COVID-19 infection?
- CDC – COVID-19 Resources for HOME
- WHO – Q&A on coronaviruses (COVID-19)
- ECDC – Q & A on COVID-19
- As coronavirus spreads, many questions and some answers
- Kids and COVID-19: What Parents Should Know
- COVID-19: What Parents Need to Know
- Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
- COVID-19: Resource Center
- Share Facts About COVID-19