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Discontinuation of Isolation for Persons with COVID -19 Not in Healthcare Settings, Recommendations from CDC

Guidelines to discontinue isolation after being diagnosed with COVID-19 either clinically (by symptoms only) or by RNA nasopharyngeal testing (with and without symptoms) for patients who are not healthcare providers:
For Symptomatic Persons with COVID-19 Under Isolation:
1). Symptom-based strategy
May discontinue isolation under the following conditions:

At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
Improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., … Continue reading

If Someone in Your Home Has COVID-19: How to Keep Others Safe – article from WebMD

From WebMD*
“Since we know that the virus is transmitted through droplets when someone coughs or sneezes and contact with contaminated surfaces, there are steps we can take to stay safe. Here are some things to consider when creating an “isolation zone” in your home:

Designate a separate room where you can close the door, … Continue reading

CDC RECOMMENDATION FOR FACE COVER, UPDATED 12/12/2020

DEAR VALUED PATIENTS:
THE CDC IS NOW RECOMMENDING THE USE OF NOSE/MOUTH COVER (PROPERLY FITTED CLOTH OR DISPOSABLE MASKS) WHEN INTERACTING WITH OTHERS OUTSIDE THE HOME AND ESPECIALLY INSIDE CLOSED SPACES.
THANK YOU FOR FOLLOWING THIS GUIDELINE AS WELL AS KEEPING 6 FEET “SOCIAL DISTANCE” TO HELP US “FLATTEN THE CURVE”. … Continue reading

Links for Good Eats Under “Patient Education”

Local Produce – lists resources for obtaining local and seasonal organic fruits/veggies.  Farmhouse Delivery requires membership, but will deliver weekly or bi-weekly (every other week) produce/groceries to your door.  GO TEXAN from the Texas Department of Agriculture Commissioner provides a list of local farmer’s markets and their hours.   … Continue reading