- Feb 28, 2020
Advisory Notice for Novel Coronavirus 2019
At Women Partners in OB/GYN, we are closely monitoring the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) and are dedicated to treating the health needs of women.
Beginning in December 2019, a new strain of coronavirus (2019-nCov) was identified as a cause of pneumonia in the Wuhan province of China. The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly by close contact with an infected person through respiratory droplets. Though person-to-person spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 has been observed in the United States among close contacts, this virus is not currently spreading among persons in the community in the United States and the immediate risk to the general public is low.
Pregnant women should engage in usual preventive actions to avoid infection like washing hands often and avoiding people who are sick. Remember, there is no cause for alarm, and that the vast majority of infected people have mild-moderate disease with full recovery. Like the flu, best way to protect yourself and your loved ones is to follow good prevention practices like:
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact or sharing cups and utensils with anyone who is sick
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze
ACOG Practice Advisory
The ACOG has released a practice advisory to the Women’s Health community in response to outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). The advisory contents information for travel, pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, and additional information about the virus and it public health risk. Learn more at ACOG.
At Women Partners in OB/GYN, we are dedicated to treating the health needs of women and are closely monitoring the worldwide situation and are strictly following guidelines and protocols issued by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If you have traveled to China and/or think you have been exposed to COVID-19, please call the office prior to scheduling an appointment.SOURCE: ACOG