MANA physicians and staff are taking extra precautions to protect the health of our patients to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. You can focus on getting answers to your health questions. We encourage you to not miss or delay important health check-ups during the pandemic.
COVID-19 Safety Measures
When you visit a clinic, you can expect:
- Enforced face mask policy. All staff and patients are required to wear a mask. See acceptable face masks.
- Limited visitors inside the clinic to the patient and if appropriate, a parent or guardian.
- Carefully monitored entrances and screening for patients, caregivers, and staff entering the clinic. Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment for screening.
- Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting of exam rooms and equipment between appointments. Frequent deep cleaning with a disinfectant fogger.
- Waiting rooms arranged for social distancing and traffic flow changed to limit exposure. Some clinics ask patients to check-in from their car instead of waiting in the lobby.
Please be patient with our care team and know that your appointment may take longer than usual. We are doing our very best to stay on schedule and provide important health maintenance services while keeping our patients and staff safe.
In addition, many physicians offer telehealth visits.
COVID-19 Screening and Testing
If you have a fever, cough. or other respiratory symptoms or believe you have been exposed to someone with confirmed COVID-19, stay home and call your doctor’s office for instructions. MANA offers COVID-19 testing at several locations. If you have symptoms or believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19, DO NOT ENTER THE CLINIC.
If you have been exposed, the following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:
- fever 100 degrees or greater
- shortness of breath
- other COVID-19 symptoms
If you are exposed to someone with COVID-19, waiting on test results, or have tested positive, you should quarantine.Quarantine Instructions
What You Can Do To Protect Your Family
Follow everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses like COVID-19 and influenza.
- Get a flu shot!
- Wear a face mask when you are in public and around others outside your household.
- Wash your hands often with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based (greater than 60% alcohol) hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Avoid close contact with people who 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.
- Avoid crowded places and unnecessary travel.
- Be extremely careful with people at high risk for COVID-19.
Facts and information about the coronavirus pandemic are changing rapidly. Visit the CDC site for the most up-to-date information during the COVID-19 outbreak.