What to expect upon arriving for your (or your child’s) appointment:
- All staff will be wearing masks.
- We ask that you bring your own mask, if possible. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided to you at the front door.
- You must wear a mask at all times while inside Amoskeag Health.
- At the front door, a nurse or medical assistant will take your temperature and ask you a few questions. If you are visiting us for your child’s appointment, the nurse or medical assistant will also check your child’s temperature upon entry.
- During this time, to reduce potential risk of contamination and to properly participate in social distancing, we ask that you do not bring anyone with you to your appointment. We expect only one adult to accompany a child to an appointment during this time.
What if my child does not want to wear a mask?
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends parents to practice wearing masks at home before going out, in order to familiarize children with idea. Parents can also try:
- Placing a mask on their child’s favorite stuffed animal or toy character
- Decorating a mask or having one made with a special sports team or character fabric
- Showing their child pictures of other children wearing masks
- Discussing the matter using words and terms they can understand. Sometimes people need to wear masks to protect themselves and others from germs when they are sick.
What we are doing behind the scenes:
- We are screening all patients and staff who enter our buildings.
- Employees are required to self-report health status before each shift as well as have their temperatures taken.
- Everyone who enters an Amoskeag Health building must wear a face mask. If you don’t have a mask, one will be given to you.
- In-person appointments are managed to allow for social distancing between patients.
- Clinicians at 145 Hollis ( Acute Clinic ) are required to wear full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including masks, goggles, protective gowns, and gloves.
- Standardized cleaning protocols have been implemented in all staff/clinical/waiting areas.
FAQS about COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
What are coronaviruses?
Coronaviruses are a large family of respiratory viruses, but only several types are known to commonly cause infections in people.
Is there a treatment?
There are no specific treatments recommended for infection with the COVID-19. People infected with COVID-19 should receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms, such as taking pain or fever medications, drinking plenty of fluids, and staying home and resting. Some patients who are very sick may need to go to the hospital to get care.
For additional information and updates on COVID-19 in New Hampshire, click below.
How can I protect myself?
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands
- Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces
- Stay home from work or school if you have a fever or are not feeling well
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Symptoms of people with confirmed COVID-19 infections have primarily included:
- Difficulty breathing