ADDENDUM to COVID Symptoms Management

Hello again! We would like to clarify one section of our previous email titled “Update on COVID Management“.  Please pay particular attention to the changes made below, we have updated our COVID Management Protocol with RED disclaimers for certain symptoms. What are …

Update on COVID Management

COVID cases are rising in our local communities and in Massachusetts.  We are receiving significantly more phone calls about patients with close contacts of known COVID patients and seeing more of our patients test positive.  We anticipate that in the coming weeks …

Fall Holiday Celebrations During COVID-19

Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Halloween, Día de Los Muertos, Navratri, Diwali, and Thanksgiving will likely need to be different this fall to prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Avoid activities that are at higher risk for spread. Consider fun …

Huge Risk of Catching COVID if You Vape

Your teens are 5-9 times more likely to contact COVID if they ever vape and/or vape and smoke. According to a recent Stanford University study published in the Journal of Adolescent Medicine, 27% of US teens have vaped in the last 30 days!  The …

COVID-19 UPDATES

Happy August! Now that this unusual summer has passed its halfway point, we wanted to communicate our thoughts regarding the Department of Public Health (DPH) guidelines and our office practices, specifically with regard to COVID testing and quarantine requirements. DPH Recommendations for COVID Testing:The …

How to encourage your child to wear a mask for COVID-19 protection

Dear Families, The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone older than age 2 wear a face-covering in public unless they have significant breathing problems. Whether you’re coming to the hospital for an appointment or are simply trying to …

COVID-19 Testing Locations and Frequently Asked Questions

Dear Families, Recently, a majority of calls coming into our triage have been about where to get COVID-19 testing, mainly for asymptomatic patients. There is an increase in demand for testing with so many camps, daycare, and colleges resuming a modified schedule. …

Health Insurance Stability – So You Don’t Have to Worry

We recognize that the economic impact of COVID-19 has been enormous, and that many families are experiencing food insecurity and/or loss of health insurance due to a job loss. During these times, many families’ circumstances are changing; as always, we are here …

New DPH Guidelines for COVID-19 Testing

Recently, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced new, more aggressive, recommendations for COVID-19 testing. This represents a major change from previous recommendations and coincides with increased movements to “reopen” the state. The current recommendations call for COVID-19 testing for ALL SYMPTOMATIC …

Assessing COVID-19 Risk During “Reopening” – How To Decide What Risks Are Right For Your Family

As we enter the third month of social distancing and living with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are facing more and more questions about responsible behavior moving forwards. What follows is a longer than usual e-mail that strives to provide the clearest and …