To Our Kids Plus Community:
I wanted to touch base with you on the subject of Coronavirus.
First — We always serve our patients and families using evidence-based best practices. Right now, we know that much of what’s out there is alarming. Both media and social media are scaring and sensationalizing, doing their best to drum up fears and views and clicks. But at Kids Plus, we will continue to do what we always do: follow the science, pay attention to the data, and provide outstanding care to our families according to guidelines recommended by local, regional, and national experts and authorities.
Second — Now that Coronavirus cases have been announced in Western Pennsylvania, public health officials will be able to determine the next best steps, and Kids Plus will, as always, stay on top of everything.
Third — We’ve received some calls from parents asking if they should cancel or reschedule well visits. Right now, we’re urging everyone to keep all well visit appointments, because that recommendation follows CDC guidelines. And because it’s always critical to keep kids up-to-date on routine care.
Finally, and most importantly — We are doing, and will continue to do, everything we can to ensure that every patient, family member, and visitor remains safe and healthy in our offices. Right now, that means mostly business as usual, because we already take extraordinary care to keep our facilities clean and safe. We’ve added a few extra cleaning and sanitizing precautions, as well as a new check-in process to keep our waiting rooms even safer, thanks to the work of our Clinical Committee, which has been working tirelessly the past few weeks and tracking recommendations from the AAP, CDC, local health departments, and other sources.
As new information becomes available, and as guidelines and recommendations are updated or changed, we will keep you up-to-date.
As always, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns, or if we can help you in any way.
Because at Kids Plus, we’re always here for you and your family.
Dr. Todd Wolynn
Dr. Wolynn is the CEO of Kids Plus Pediatrics.