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COVID-19 Faq


 

As of May 21st, Wasatch County is now in the Low Risk or better known as the Yellow phase.

We are still open and scheduling visits, including: well visits, med checks, immunization visits, and sick visits. If your child missed a wellness visit over the past couple months please give us a call and we can get you caught up.

Few things to remember:

  • Med checks and a select few sick visits may be done via Telehealth.
  • Sick visits will be separated from all other appointments by time and location within our office.
  • Face masks are not required but encouraged for all visitors 2 years old and up.
  • All of our staff will be wearing masks and taking precautions such as frequent hand washing.
  • Please only bring the scheduled child and guardian to your visit.
  • Patients are roomed immediately after checking in to help reduce time in the waiting room.
  • Hand sanitizer is placed outside of our door, please apply some to your hands before entering the office.

Heber Valley Pediatrics is committed to the well-being of all children and to providing the safest environment for patients, employees, physicians and our community. We are dedicated to providing you with the most informative and accurate information.

FAQ about COVID-19

Where did this virus come from?  Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some of these can cause sickness in people and others only in animals. Very rarely, coronaviruses that infect animals can learn to infect people. This is what seems to have happened with the virus that causes COVID-19.

What are the symptoms?  Symptoms can range from mild to severe.  The most common are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. There also may be others, such as a sore throat or runny nose, and some people may have no symptoms at all.

How does it spread?  The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, through respiratory droplets which are sprayed all around when an infected person coughs or sneezes.  It is also possible that a person may catch COVID-19 by touching something that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes.

How long can a person be contagious?  The incubation period can be up to 14 days.  This is the time from when someone catches a virus until the time they start to feel sick.  Some people may be contagious even before they show symptoms.  People should be considered contagious until their symptoms are gone and they have had at least 24 hours without fever, without taking fever medicine.

What can you do to best prevent catching or spreading a virus?

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Vaccinations – Stay up to date on vaccinations, including the flu shot.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Stay at least 6 feet away from anyone showing obvious symptoms. Avoid traveling to areas where the virus is spreading rapidly.
  • Stay home when you are sick.

Should I wear a mask to protect myself?  People who are well should not be wearing a facemask, because it is not designed to protect the person who is wearing it.  Regular facemasks should be worn by people who are sick with COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.  The use of a special N95 facemask is only recommended for health workers and others who are taking care of someone who is sick with COVID-19 in a close setting.

What should I do if I think I have Coronavirus or if I think I have been exposed?

If you are feeling sick, you should stay at home, avoid public places, and self-monitor for 14 days from the time you think you were exposed.  If you develop fever or any other symptoms, you should contact your local health department for further instructions.  There is no specific treatment for COVID-19.  Typical care for a mild case should be the same as would be provided for a flu-like sickness.

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Heber Valley Pediatrics
380 E 1500 South, Suite 201
Heber City, UT 84032
Phone: 435-210-5558
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