COVID-19 Update – March 27, 2020
We continue to monitor the news about COVID-19 from the CDC, WHO, Florida State officials, as well as our local Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County officials. We are following all of the recommendations and continue to implement safety measures and practice to keep our patients and staff safe and protected. We appreciate your help in following our screening guidelines so that we can continue to operate and take care of your allergy & asthma needs.
Our offices are open with reduced the office hours. Please contact your office to get detailed information.
Additionally, we are working on a telemedicine solution for those patients who prefer to do their visits from home or anywhere they choose. A telemedicine visit allows you to discuss your treatment plan, renew any prescriptions and address any other issue using a video-chat with your provider. We will let you know as soon as it is up and running.
Don’t hesitate to contact your Florida Center For Allergy & Asthma Care office for further guidance if questions arise.
Please stay healthy and wash your hands! We hope we can return to normalcy soon.
The FCAAC team
COVID-19 Update – March 16, 2020
During this rapidly evolving healthcare crisis, Florida Center For Allergy & Asthma Care is committed to the well-being of all patients and members of our staff.
Our offices are currently open during regular business hours.
However, we have made several changes to our standard operating procedures.Following the recommendation of the Florida Department of Health and the CDC, patients are now pre-screened for potential exposure prior to scheduling an appointment and as soon as they arrive to our offices.
Additionally, we have increased both the frequency and the scope of our office cleaning protocols in accordance with the CDC recommendations to help insure both our patients and members of our staff are kept safe.
To better exercise ‘social distancing’, we ask our adult patients to come to their visit alone. If the patient is a minor, only one parent or legal guardian may accompany the child.
At this moment our offices are not set up to test for COVID-19. If you suspect you have the symptoms, please contact your county health department.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a “novel coronavirus” or COVID-19
A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.
What are the Symptoms?
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:
Fever, Cough, Shortness of Breath, Sore Throat, Fatigue and Body Ache.
How does the virus spread?
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, through respiratory droplets which are sprayed when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
How do I protect myself?
• 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.
Miami Dade County Department of Health: (305) 470 5660
Broward County Department of Health: (954) 467 4700
Palm Beach County Department of Health: (561) 840 4500
Florida Department of Health Call Center 1-866-779-6121 or email:
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html (last accessed Mar. 16, 2020)
Florida Department of Health http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/COVID-19/