Over the past several weeks, we have had numerous conversations with many of you regarding the coronavirus pandemic and all that it has entailed. We would not have thought that 2 or 3 months ago anyone could have predicted what a profound and all-encompassing impact this virus would have on all of our lives, in addition to the impact on the global financial markets.
As of 3/26/2020, we will be in the office from 9am to 1 pm Monday through Friday. As always, on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, you will still be able to reach us directly by phone until 5 pm. The physicians will be available by phone as always. As stated in our earlier communication, please call the office first before coming in. We are truly trying to limit unnecessary exposure for you, for us and for the community. Most concerns can be handled via the phone or email and we are happy to practice telemedicine whenever necessary as we have done for years.
This message is being posted in response to the multiple inquiries regarding coronavirus and COVID-19. Clearly this virus is accelerating in the general population and drastic measures are being taken to prevent widespread infection which could overwhelm the health care system. The goal is to avoid scenarios such as the current situation in Italy where the hospital providers are having to make difficult decisions as to who gets to go on a ventilator and who gets ICU care since there is just not enough to go around.