COVID-19: Information & Updates

 

The physicians at the Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 outbreak via the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Georgia Department of Public Health, and the World Health Organization. The protocols are evolving, and we are working hard to mitigate any impact on our patients, community, staff and providers.

We ask all patients and their guests who have had a fever in the last 24 hours, have a cough or shortness of breath, have been exposed to someone suspected to have, or with a confirmed case of COVID-19, or has traveled outside the U.S. in the last 30 days reschedule their appointments or surgeries for at least 14 days. Please understand that if you arrive for your appointment and are requested to reschedule, this is being done in the best interest of our patients, staff, and the general public.

We are following CDC recommendations for screening and management of patients. Staff are asking all patients screening questions when they schedule and check in for their appointments. If you are at all concerned that you may have been exposed to or are infected with COVID-19 or any other infectious disease, your best course of action is to seek guidance from your primary care physician.  In addition, we are implementing visitor restrictions during this time.  Only patients that are minors or require assistance will be permitted to have a visitor accompany them to their appointment.

Again, this is an evolving situation. We are closely monitoring it and will continue to provide you with updates on this page. We take your health and safety very seriously, and please be assured we are doing everything we can to mitigate the spread of the virus and your risk of exposure. We hope you and your families stay safe and well.