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We at Saratoga Schenectady Gastroenterology Associates care about the well-being of our patients and staff, and are taking steps to protect from and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. 

 

As the coronavirus (Covid-19) has now reached our geographic area, we would ask you, our patient, to please call our office prior to arriving for any upcoming office appointment or procedure you may have if any of the following is true: 

 

  • You are showing any of the symptoms:

           -- Cough or upper/lower respiratory issues

           -- Shortness of Breath

           -- Sore Throat

           -- Fever equal to or greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit

  • You have had a known exposure to anyone with confirmed or suspected coronavirus.

  • You have traveled internationally within the last 14 days.

 

You can reach our office at (518) 831-1500.  Also, if you have any of the above symptoms, please consult with your primary care physician.

 

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How can I avoid exposure and reduce my risk of illness from COVID-19?

 

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

• Stay home when you are sick.

• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

• If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

 

VISIT THE CDC’S WEBSITE FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION ON THE CORONAVIRUS: https://www.cdc.gov/

 

Thank you from the providers and staff at Saratoga Schenectady Gastroenterology Associates.