Learn More About COVID– 19 ( Coronavirus)
WHAT WE ARE DOING
All of us at Kirk W. Sullivan DDS want you to know that our top priority is the health and safety of our patients and staff. Please know that we continue to strictly follow infection control guidelines for healthcare providers dictated by the CDC and the Universal Precautions required by OSHA. In addition, we have amplified the cleaning and disinfection of our non-treatment areas to ensure you are protected throughout your entire visit with us.
Dr. Sullivan is happy to personally address any specific concerns you may have regarding your scheduled visit. Please do not hesitate to speak with us regarding any questions.
We will continue to operate under our normal business hours and, as always, are happy to provide 24/7 emergency care to our current patients of record.
COVID-19 symptoms are similar to the cold or flu, and may take up to 14 days to appear after exposure to the virus. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.
Please contact your physician If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or if you have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or you have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19.
If you believe that any of the above applies to you please call us to reschedule your appointment.
The World Health Organization (WHO) advises the following prevention methods:
Wash Hands Frequently
Scrub hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds for visibly dirty hands or an alcohol-based hand rub frequently for non-visibly dirty hands.
Practice Respiratory Hygiene
When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – discard tissue immediately into a closed bin and clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
Maintain Social Distancing
Maintain at least 3 feet distance between yourself and other people, particularly those who are coughing, sneezing and have a fever. If you are too close, you can breathe in the virus.
Avoid Touching Eyes, Nose & Mouth
Hands touch many surfaces which can be contaminated with the virus. If you touch your eyes, nose or mouth with your contaminated hands, you can transfer the virus from the surface to yourself.
TESTS AND TREATMENT
To date, there is no vaccine and no specific antiviral medicine to prevent or treat COVID-19. However, those affected should receive care to relieve symptoms. People with serious illness should be hospitalized. Most patients recover thanks to supportive care.
The most effective ways to protect yourself and others against COVID-19 are to frequently clean your hands, cover your cough with the bend of elbow or tissue, and maintain a distance of at least 3 feet from people who are coughing or sneezing
For the most up-to-date information on possible vaccines, treatments, FAQs, news and more, please visit the following official organizations:
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)