The Vascular Institute is closely monitoring the global COVID-19 outbreak.
During this time, our facility is OPEN. We will continue to see essential consults and perform necessary procedures. Our goal is to ensure a safe place for our patients, their families and our employees. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are taking all precautions to keep our facilities safe for patients:
Our staff is actively wiping down waiting rooms, doors, chairs, tables, etc. every hour on the hour.
We are distancing patient appointment times to prevent cluttered waiting rooms.
All staff with symptoms have been dismissed.
Moving forward, we ask that no more than one person accompany you to your scheduled appointments. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, please let us know before attending your appointment.
Learn more about COVID-19, Coronavirus:
This new virus causes respiratory illness with symptoms developing in an average of 5-6 days after infection. Most people infected have mild disease and recover. In more severe cases the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, and even death. People of all ages can be infected by the new coronavirus, but older people and those with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill.
Symptoms can include:
Sneezing and runny nose
Shortness of breath
The symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as many as 14 days after exposure. Reported illnesses have ranged from people who show little to no symptoms to others who become severely ill and die. To help prevent the spread of the virus and protect yourself and those around you, follow the recommendations below:
Wash your hands often with soap and water
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or sleeve
Avoid touching your face
Stay home when you are sick and get lots of rest
Eat healthy foods and drink plenty of fluids
The Vascular Institute will continue to monitor this situation and will follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Thank you for your support in this effort to eliminate the spread of the Coronavirus!
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