Covid-19 Information

My staff and I are fully vaccinated (and double boosted) against Covid-19, to protect you and all of us. 
The new Omicron strains are extremely contagious.  We continue with all measures in our office to mitigate the spread of Covid-19, including mask use. 

In case you are not aware, the CDC recommends that all those age 50 and older, as well as immunocompromised persons age 12 and older, should receive a second Covid-19 booster dose at least 4 months after their first.


Information for Patients, Prior To Your Appointment

Please review this updated information, especially in light of the different symptoms associated with the Omicron variants of Covid-19.

  • If you are a new patient, and you have received vaccination(s) for Covid-19, please email us with the type and exact date(s) of all your shots.
  • If you are a returning patient, please email us with any updated information on your vaccination status, including booster shots.

When you are in our office you will be required to wear a cloth or paper face mask that covers your mouth and nose at all times, even if you are vaccinated.  Masks with an exhalation valve are not acceptable, as they do not protect others from Covid-19.  We will provide you with a paper mask, if you so request.

We are still screening all patients for Covid-19, even if you have been vaccinated, as "breakthrough" cases are common.    
Prior to your visit to our office, please answer these 4 questions:

  1. Do you have a fever?  If you are not sure, take your temperature with a thermometer before you leave for your appointment.  You have a fever if your temperature is higher than 99.5 F. 
  2. Do you have any of these symptoms of the Omicron variants: headache, runny nose, sore throat, sneezing, persistent cough?
  3. Do you have any of these symptoms of classic Covid-19: shortness of breath, fever, chills, shaking chills, muscle pain, new onset of loss of taste or smell? 
  4. In the last 10 days, has anyone in your household (or any person who you have been in close contact with) tested positive for Covid-19, or developed symptoms of Covid-19?

If the answer to ANY question is “yes” then you should not come in for your appointment.  
In such case, please contact us.


Levels of Covid-19 in NYC

The alert level for Covid-19 in NYC is now HIGH (as of May 16, 2022).
The NYC Health Commissioner advises all New Yorkers to wear a mask in any public indoor setting. People who are older than 65 or otherwise at a high risk of severe illness from Covid-19 should also wear a mask in crowded outdoor settings and avoid gatherings when possible.
You can check the alert level on the NYC Department of Health website:  CLICK HERE.


Exposed to Covid-19?  How To Quarantine – Who Should Quarantine

The NYS Department of Health has issued new guidance regarding what you should do if you are exposed to Covid-19. 
To read the PDF , CLICK HERE.


Vaccinations


NYC Hotel Isolation Program

Unfortunately, the NYC Hotel Isolation Program has been discontinued.