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Aloha from ALL EYES –

To our valued All Eyes patients,

We are all experiencing a unique situation while dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at All Eyes, we are committed to providing our patients with exceptional care. Our policies must be fluid to reflect the current recommendations of local and federal organizations.

For your upcoming appointment we would like to keep you as safe as possible as we contain this COVID-19 and ask that you –

1- Arrive on time.

2- Wear an appropriate mask.

3- Temperature will be taken at the door

4- Only you allowed in (if required, a caregiver also).

5- Exhibit no flu-like symptoms or fever now or in prior 2 weeks.

6- Have not traveled in the last month off island.

7- Do not bring food or drinks with you.

8- Do not use cell phone during your exam.

9- Please cancel appointment if you become ill, or have been exposed to someone who is.

Thank you so much for helping us keep our community safe and healthy!

Dr Timothy Kale

 

What is coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing respiratory illness in people and others circulating among animals. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can evolve and infect people and then spread between people. Previous coronavirus outbreaks have included Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). COVID-19 is the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. Although we have a lot to learn about this virus, it appears to spread like other respiratory viruses — by people with the infection coughing and sneezing. These droplets are inhaled by other people or moved to the eyes, nose or mouth by contaminated hands.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Symptoms of COVID-19 are flu-like and include fever, cough, sore throat and shortness of breath. Most people develop only mild symptoms. But some people, usually those with other medical complications, may develop more severe symptoms, including pneumonia.

What should I do to keep myself and those close to me safe?

Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others

  • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
  • Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.
    • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
  • The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
  • Do NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker.
  • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.

For more information on COVID-19, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.