The coronavirus pandemic is constantly changing. This information was last updated on April 6, 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
Everyone entering our facilities must wear a face covering at all times. The state public health emergency and mask mandate have been revoked for legal reasons, but the science remains clear. Immunity levels in the community are increasing but are still low, and with the increase in variants we are at great risk of another surge if we let our guard down and stop taking common-sense measures to protect ourselves and each other.
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.
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.