Our Covid Policies
- We at Aurora Pediatrics are doing our best to minimize risk to patients and staff. From COVID 19 by following CDC and AAP guidelines.
- We are screening all people entering our office for exposure to and symptoms of COVID-19 and excluding anyone with potential risk.
- We have elevated our infection control plan to keep patients and staff safe.
- To limit the number of people in our clinic, we are asking that families limit the visit to patients only as much as possible.
- We are minimizing waiting time in the waiting room.
- We are asking that all patients and visitors wear their own cloth face covering when entering our clinic. Face masks will be provided for those who do not have a cloth face masks as supplies allow. Face masks and cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone with trouble breathing, or anyone who is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
- Patients with possible COVID-19 will always be triaged by our Registered Nurses with guidance from providers to determine best steps for needed testing and guidance.
- All acute or follow-up visit requests will be addressed by a provider and telemedicine or in-office visits will be scheduled as appropriate.
CDC Information About COVID-19
COVID-19 is a new viral disease and we are still learning how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes, and to what extent it may spread in the United States.
To learn the most accurate and up-to-date information on COVID-19 including the symptoms, spread, and how to protect yourself and your family we strongly suggest you visit CDC these links regularly:
- CDC COVID-19 Main Page
- CDC COVID-19 How It Spreads
- CDC COVID-19 Protect Yourself
- CDC COVID-19 If You Are Sick
- CDC COVID-19 Caring For Children
- CDC Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
+ AAP COVID-19 Information for Families
HealthyChildren.org is an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) website that has an up-to-date page on the novel coronavirus that covers both the science and practical guidance for parents. Some new articles for parents include:
- 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Social Distancing: Why Keeping Your Distance Helps Keep Others Safe
- Cloth Face Coverings for Children During COVID-19
- Masks and Children During COVID-19
- Tips for Coping with a New Baby During COVID-19
- Breastfeeding During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Simple Ways to Entertain & Boost Your Baby's Development at Home
- Getting Children Outside While Social Distancing for COVID-19
- Teens & COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities During the Outbreak
- Positive Parenting & COVID-19: 10 Tips to Help Keep the Calm at Home
- Working and Learning from Home During the COVID-19 Outbreak
- Information for Families of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
- Co-Parenting Through COVID-19: Putting Your Children First
+ State of Alaska COVID-19 Information
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is actively responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in Alaska. AK DHSS is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal, Tribal, state and local partners to respond to this continuously evolving public health threat.
Below are a few links that will help provide you with local updates.
- State of Alaska COVID-19 Information
- State of Alaska COVID-19 Case Counts
- Municipality of Anchorage COVID-19 Response
+ Local Alaska Family Resources
- Alaska 2-1-1 is your one-stop resource for finding help in your community. It’s free, confidential and available in almost any language. 2-1-1 or 1-800-478-2221 or firstname.lastname@example.org , 7:00 am – 8:00 pm, 7 days a week
- Alaska CARELINE Mental Health Emergency Counseling line. Careline provides crisis intervention for individuals considering suicide or experiencing crisis, isolation, or depression. 1-877-266-4357 (HELP) or text "4HELP" to 839863, 24-hours per day
- Beacon Hill (Safe Families for Children Alaska) - Safe Families Helpline is open, with staff andvolunteers available to respond to families needing support during crisis. At this time, they are hostingchildren on a limited, case by case basis. 907-277-0925 or email@example.com, 24 hours a day
- Anchorage Community Mental Health - Crisis line and appointments available (virtual and face to face). Serving children and adults who experience a range of mental health issues. 907-563-3200 (crisis line), 24 hours a day
Safe Return to Play for Athletes After Covid- 19 Infection. Dr. Cory Noel and Dr. Therese Tomasoski
Covid19 and Critical Illness- Dr. Glenn Stryjewski