At the Vein Centers of Connecticut, we share your concerns about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, now designated a global pandemic.
As the virus continues to spread and approaches a surge, we will be closing our offices on Friday, April 10th to help keep our patients and staff safe and healthy.
Limited staff will remain to check the answering machine and maintain the office. Once the CDC and State of Connecticut announce it safe to reopen, we will contact patients to confirm or reschedule their appointments.
We want everyone to be safe and encourage you to stay at home, maintain social distancing when you must go out, wash your hands and disinfect door knobs, counter tops and other high touch areas frequently.
- Fever, chills
- Cough, sore throat
- Body aches
- Shortness of breath
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- Fatigue, feeling unwell
Please be sure to follow these recommended infection-control guidelines from the CDC.
How can you limit your exposure to the virus?
The best way to prevent Coronavirus (COVID-19) is to avoid being exposed to the virus, which at this time is thought to spread mainly person-to-person. How do you do that?
- Wash your hands with soap and water – frequently and for at least 20 seconds each time
- If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
- Avoid touching your face
- Maintain “social distancing” from others (about six feet apart)
- Avoid contact with people who are sick
- Cover your mouth and nose if you cough or sneeze (and immediately wash or sanitize your hands)
What should you do if you’re sick?
- Stay home, except to get medical care when moderately ill – avoid public areas, transportation, events, etc.
- If you’re around other ill persons or caring for others, wear a face mask (N95)
- Cover coughs and sneezes, wash/sanitize hands and clean and disinfect all high-touch surfaces daily
- Monitor symptoms – seek prompt medical care if symptoms worsen
- Call your doctor before seeking care, including for appointments scheduled for other reasons
- Call 911 if you have a medical emergency