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COVID-19

Dear PediatriCare Associates Family:

The staff and doctors at PediatriCare Associates have been your partner in the healthcare and the well being of your children for over 40 years.

During the last several weeks, our practice has heard many concerns regarding the Coronavirus (COVID19).

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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION

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Due to the recent COVID-19 concern, we want to assure everyone about how we sanitize our office, we follow all universal precautions.

  • All rooms are wiped down fully on all surfaces between every single patient with disinfecting wipes (that kill all viruses including the Coronavirus).

  • The entire office is cleaned daily and the waiting area is wiped down with disinfectant wipes throughout the day. Rooms are sanitized between visits.

  • Everyone washes their hands between every single patient with antibacterial soap.

You can be rest assured we are following all the appropriate guidelines, that are changing constantly as provided to us by the CDC, WHO and Department of Health regarding cleanliness and disinfection of our entire office and instruments. We do ask if you are ill to please cancel your appointment and follow your doctor's orders and please keep us updated of any diagnosis you have so we can protect our staff and other patients.

If you have traveled to a location (international or local) where cases of COVID-19 has a high risk of community transmission, please call us to determine if you should keep your appointment.

Thank you for understanding and we assure you we are doing everything we can to make sure our office is safe for all.

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Parenting in the time of COVID-19

To help parents interact constructively with their children during this time of confinement, these six one-page tips for parents cover planning one-on-one time, staying positive, creating a daily routine, avoiding bad behaviour, managing stress, and talking about COVID-19. Use them to your and your kids’ advantage, and have fun in doing so.

*https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/healthy-parenting/english-tipsheet1-updated.pdf?sfvrsn=788a73e3_2

*https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/healthy-parenting/english-tip-2-covid-19-parenting.pdf?sfvrsn=c872a800_6

*https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/healthy-parenting/english-tip-3-covid-19-parenting.pdf?sfvrsn=492ecf57_6

*https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/healthy-parenting/english-tipsheet4-updated.pdf?sfvrsn=9257f2f6_2

*https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/healthy-parenting/english-tip-5-covid-19-parenting.pdf?sfvrsn=1b3ee706_6

*https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/healthy-parenting/english-tip-6-covid-19-parenting.pdf?sfvrsn=232558c1_8

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What to do with your children when quarentined:

125 THINGS TO KEEP YOUR CHILDREN ENTERTAINED DURING THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

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We are continuing to stay up to date with timely information; you may follow the CDC information at:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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If you or someone in your family is affected or suspected to be, read this:  "What to do sheet".

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The World Health Organization has many links that will help you navigate the Coronavirus (COVID-19) virus:

WHO

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What you need to know about Coronavirus: How to protect your family and how kids can help to stay healthy: Tips for parents:

Coronavirus Tips

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Steps to protect children from getting sick:

  • Clean hands often using soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Avoid people who are sick (coughing and sneezing)
  • Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces daily in household common areas (e.g. tables, hard-backed chairs, doorknobs, light switches, remotes, handles, desks, toilets, sinks)
  • Launder items including washable plush toys as appropriate in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. If possible, launder items using the warmest appropriate water setting for the items and dry items completely. Dirty laundry from an ill person can be washed with other people’s items.

 

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Help children continue learning:

Stay in touch with your child’s school:

  • Many schools are offering lessons online (virtual learning). Review assignments from the school, and help your child establish a reasonable pace for completing the work. You may need to assist your child with turning on devices, reading instructions, and typing answers.
  • Communicate challenges to your school. If you face technology or connectivity issues, or if your child is having a hard time completing assignments, let the school know.

Create a schedule and routine for learning at home, but remain flexible:

  • Have consistent bedtimes and get up at the same time, Monday through Friday.
  • Structure the day for learning, free time, healthy meals and snacks, and physical activity.
  • Allow flexibility in the schedule—it’s okay to adapt based on your day.

Consider the needs and adjustment required for your child’s age group:

  • The transition to being at home will be different for preschoolers, K-5, middle school students, and high school students. Talk to your child about expectations and how they are adjusting to being at home versus at school.
  • Consider ways your child can stay connected with their friends without spending time in person.

Look for ways to make learning fun:

  • Have hands-on activities, like puzzles, painting, drawing, and making things.
  • Independent play can also be used in place of structured learning. Encourage children to build a fort from sheets or practice counting by stacking blocks.
  • Practice handwriting and grammar by writing letters to family members. This is a great way to connect and limit face-to-face contact.
  • Start a journal with your child to document this time and discuss the shared experience.
  • Use audiobooks or see if your local library is hosting virtual or live-streamed reading events.

 

The New Jersey Senate: A3843 requires health insurance carriers to provide coverage for expenses incurred in both the testing for coronavirus disease 2019, provided that a licensed medical practitioner has issued a medical order for that testing and the delivery of health care services through telemedicine or telehealth. You will not be require to provide us with a copay for telehealth services: call the office for more information about setting up a call through Doxy.me.

What to do if you are sick with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

 

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PediatriCare Associates
Fair Lawn
20-20 Fair Lawn Avenue
Fair Lawn,NJ 07410
Phone: (201) 791-4545
Fax: (201) 791-3765
PediatriCare Associates
Hackensack
90 Prospect Avenue
Hackensack,NJ 07601
Phone: (201) 342-4001
Fax: (201) 342-9569
PediatriCare Associates
Mahwah
400 Franklin Turnpike
Mahwah,NJ 07430
Phone: (201) 529-4545
Fax: (201) 529-1596
PediatriCare Associates
Pompton Plains
901 Route 23 South
Pompton Plains,NJ 07444
Phone: (973) 831-4545
Fax: (973) 831-1527
PediatriCare Associates
Woodland Park
1225 McBride Avenue
Woodland Park,NJ 07424
Phone: (973)-256-4545
Fax: (973)-826-8600