COVID-19 Update From VAlley Foot And Ankle Center-
March 20, 2020
We want to assure our patients that we are taking steps now to protect our patients and staff and we are Monitoring the CDC COVID-19 website and California and local health department websites for the latest information. Valley Foot And Ankle Center will continue to provide updates as the situation evolves.
- We will be open Monday-Friday 9:00AM-5:30PM.
- We are also offering Telemedicine
- To schedule or require general assistance, please call our office 818-981-1900 between the hours of 9:00AM–5:30PM.
What our Office is doing to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
- Offering Telemedicine
- Telling all patients and out staff who have flu like symptoms and who have traveled recently to stay home
- Checking all patients temperatures at the entrance door
- All patients are kept 6 feet apart (Social Distancing)
Your health and safety are our top priorities. Valley Foot And Ankle Center is taking many proactive steps to protect the health and well-being of our community. As recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Valley Foot And Ankle Center is temporarily implementing patient and visitor respiratory illness screening at entry point and visitor precautions. Patients will receive a brief screening prior to entering the facility and may be asked to wear a mask during their care or postpone the visit.
Thank you for your patience, we will be working with you to make sure we keep you and our community healthy.
What is COVID-19
COVID-19 is a new virus in the Coronavirus family of viruses that began spreading in Wuhan, China in late 2019. The virus has now spread to many countries around the world, including the United States. it’s important to remain informed and to take reasonable steps to help prevent getting or spreading the disease.
What Are The Symptoms
Symptoms of this infection may appear 2-14 days after exposure and include:
- Shortness of breath
- In severe cases, pneumonia (fluid in the lungs).
How to Protect Yourself
- Practice social distancing by staying home and avoiding crowds.
- Wash hands often for 20 seconds and encourage others to do the same.
- If no soap and water is available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue away.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Disinfect surfaces, buttons, handles, knobs, and other places touched often.
What to do if you are sick and develop a fever and/or cough:
- Call your primary care provider first.
- Stay home except to get medical care.
- Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home.
- Call ahead before visiting your doctor.
- Wear a face mask around other people.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes.
- Avoid sharing personal household items.
- Clean your hands often.
- Clean all “high-touch” surfaces every day.
- Monitor your symptoms.
- Seek prompt medical attention in the emergency department if you develop shortness of breath. Have your physician call the ER ahead of arriving if possible.