It is always bittersweet to have summer come to a close. Legacy Pediatrics had a busy summer seeing many of you for physicals; it was great to check in with everyone and have a chance to share stories and observations about the pandemic.
As school gets underway, we anticipate the start of colds/strep throat/viral illnesses, etc. In the time of COVID19 and social distancing and masking, we are hoping these illnesses will not be as widespread and frequent as we are used to seeing. There will be a heightened sense of anxiety when your child DOES start that cough, fever, or runny nose, and we know that schools will be requiring an evaluation by us, AND a negative COVID test in order to return to school after a cold. We have worked hard to get stocked with viral swabs to be able to test our patients to eliminate the need to go to urgent cares, and to meet the school’s criteria.
We continue to have in place safeguards to keep everyone safe and healthy while in the office. We ask that one parent or guardian accompany your child to the visit. You will be asked screening questions before your child’s appointment and the accompanying parent and child will have temperatures taken before entry into the main office. We ask that you and any child 5 and over wear a mask at all times while in the office. Social distancing will be observed while in the office by everyone when not performing medical tasks.
As before, we are separating sick and well visits by time of day and limiting any time spent in the waiting room.
We are asking all families to activate their child’s portal page and those patients 16 years old and older to activate their own portal page so that all paperwork can be sent electronically to the portal page.
We want to thank all our families who are doing a great job managing during this challenging time. Keep up the good work everyone!