We are actively monitoring global developments related to the Corona Virus (COVID-19), our priority at IVF Florida remains the health and safety of our patients and staff, as well as providing you with a positive experience. To comply with guidance from CDC, WHO, and local public health authorities, we are enhancing our screening policies. These safety precautions will be reviewed by our medical advisory board daily. These policies are designed to protect both patients and staff and encourage social distancing policies. As of now (March 25):
- We are screening patients upon arrival for temperature, flu symptoms, and travel history.
- We are encouraging new and existing patients to conduct all consults via phone or video conference in lieu of an in-person appointment.
- We are asking patients to not bring guests or children to their appointments.
- We are requesting that male partners collecting a specimen leave the office after providing their sample.
- If you are experiencing fevers or upper respiratory symptoms, please reschedule your appointment with us and reach out to your primary care physician.
- We are cleaning all surfaces in common areas several times a day.
- Employees that have any concerning symptoms will not come in to work.
- If you have further concerns, or want more information, please refer to:
- The CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Facts about COVID-19 Corona virus:
- There is no data (as of now) about risks of COVID-19 during conception and pregnancy.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website is the recommended source for up-to-date, detailed information about COVID-19.
- The vast majority of people who contract COVID-19 will not require hospitalization; symptoms are often mild enough that one can recover at home.
- If you have flu-like symptoms, please contact your primary care physician.
- The steps to protect yourself from COVID-19 are generally the same as those for the flu.
- The best prevention is through washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands. If you don’t have a tissue available, cough or sneeze into your elbow.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- The CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19; facemasks should be used only by people who show symptoms of these diseases to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.