The coronavirus pandemic is constantly changing. This information was last updated on May 13, 2021

During this pandemic, it is important to take steps to prevent infection, but it is equally important to remain as healthy as possible. The Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center is helping with both by encouraging the use of telemedicine services to keep patient traffic in the office low, and taking additional steps towards preventing virus transmission when patients do need to come into the office for injections or testing. If you have an in-person visit scheduled, please read through the following information prior to your appointment.

Wear a mask to the office

In accordance with the new CDC guidelines, wearing a mask remains a requirement at healthcare locations even though it has been relaxed for vaccinated individuals in other settings. As a respiratory care provider serving patients with severe respiratory conditions, the need to wear masks remains essential and required at all times while in our facilities.

Wash your hands when you arrive at the office

All patients must wash their hands with soap for 20-30 seconds prior to entering our office. Try hard not to touch your face with your hands and don't touch anything to the extent possible while you're in the office.

Other steps we are taking

As a medical practice, we always have our providers wash their hands before working with patients, and our staff wipe down surfaces with disinfectant between patients. We have continued these practices and increased our deep cleaning at the end of each day during this outbreak. Social distancing is maintained to the extent possible, with brief exceptions for procedures such as allergy skin testing or administration of injections. Our spirometry rooms are vented to the outside such that the air is exchanged no fewer than 12 times per hour, in accordance with CDC guidelines for airborne infection isolation.

Review the following questions before coming to the office for your appointment

Have you had a temperature over 100 degrees in the last 72 hours?

Any new cough or shortness of breath in the last few days?

Have you noticed a loss of sense of smell or taste?

Any muscle pain, sore throat, nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting?

Have you or anyone in your household been in contact with anyone in the past two weeks who has subsequently been diagnosed with COVID-19?

Are you or anyone in your household waiting for test results for COVID-19, or planning on getting tested?

If you answered "No" to each question, please respond "NO COVID" when you receive your pre-appointment instructions text message. If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, please call (414) 529-8500 and ask to speak with a nurse to discuss in greater detail and decide whether we need to reschedule your appointment.

COVID-19 by the numbers

Please visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services COVID page for up-to-date coronavirus statistics for the state of Wisconsin.