AS CASES RISE IN SCHOOLS WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
Schools should follow the CDC guidelines for helping prevent the spread of COVID in the classroom. Please see the information below. Our office has seen COVID-19 cases as this has increased since school began. We understand this can be an anxious time for all. Office wait times have increased slightly as we take every safety precaution in our office. Just know that we will go above and beyond to help you and your child. Call us at 972.932.1319 for more details.
At the present time I have contacted all of the area school superintendents to review the latest CDC recommendations to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
1.ALL ADULTS SHOULD RECEIVE THE COVID VACCINE. ALL CHILDREN 12 YEARS AND OLDER SHOULD RECEIVE THE COVID VACCINE.
There have been over 369 million doses given since December 2020. The vaccines are very safe. CDC and FDA have confirmed 798 cases of myocarditis and pericarditis. That is a 1 in 462,406 chance of a possible side effect compared to vs a 1 in 250 chance in Texas of contracting COVID-19. Over 99% of Texas COVID-19 deaths since February 2021 were in UNVACCINATED patients. If your child is 5-17years they are 2x more likely to be hospitalized compared to children 0-4. 18-49 year olds are 4x more likely, 50-64 year olds are 7x more likely and 65+years are 10x more likely to be hospitalized!
Our office and all North Texas Health Care Systems are requiring their staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
2. ALL TEACHERS AND STUDENTS SHOULD WEAR MASKS AT SCHOOL. This is not about politics, emotions, or individual rights. This is about the safety of our community and what we hold most dearly to our hearts: our children.
3. ALL STUDENTS SHOULD BE AT LEAST 3 FEET SEPARATED FROM OTHER STUDENTS. The CDC supports this layered approach to decrease the spread of COVID-19 and to improve the safety for our children and teachers in school.
You can see more information on our NEWS page or by clicking on this link: TELEHEALTH
If you have been exposed to a confirmed COVID-19 patient or believe you have symptoms of COVID-19, you can now find the nearest testing location and information, by clicking on this link: testing centers. Labcorp now has a test that you can order online to be done in your own home! Click on the following link for more information: https://www.pixel.labcorp.com/covid-19. Most groceries, pharmacies, and Wal-mart have the BINAXNOW in-home self administered rapid COVID test.
We have also added a FAQ page for COVID-19, click here for more answers: COVID-19