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By Clark Podiatry Center
May 12, 2020

Having a difficult time talking with your children about COVID-19? It’s OK. We understand. For something that many adults are still trying to process, this experience can be even more complicated for children. The team at Clark Podiatry Center wants to support you during this time. Here are a few suggestions for starting your conversation with our youngest community members. The CDC offers a helpful resource.

Focus on facts — not fear

The CDC provides regular updates, including new symptoms and recommendations on how to prevent the spread of germs. Use reliable and trusted sources to talk about the virus with your children. Avoid social media accounts that haven’t been verified or recommended by your local officials.

Provide practical ways to help

Everyone is doing their part to protect their neighbors from COVID-19. It includes first responders, delivery and service members, teachers, and other community members. Encourage your children to record a “thank you” video for their teacher. Help your children pick a favorite song that helps them wash their hands for at least 20 seconds. Teach your child how to cover their mouth when sneezing or coughing.

Share how adults will keep them safe

Reassuring children that they are safe is important. Talk with your children about the brave men and women who are working tirelessly to protect people from the virus and find a cure. Sharing with your children how adults are here to help and provide safe ways to move and play is a great step in the right direction. Find age-appropriate videos or research online to help with your conversation.

As a reminder, we ask that appointments only be made for emergencies such as infections or injuries and high-risk patients. A person with diabetes or severe circulatory issues is considered in this group. If you have any questions or urgent concerns, call us at (732) 382-3470 or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Brandon A. Macy, a board-certified podiatrist. For concerns about your children, The New Jersey Children’s Foot Health Institute is also part of Clark Podiatry Center.

By Clark Podiatry Center
March 13, 2020

Dear Patients, Friends, and Family, 

We have been closely monitoring information and recommendations from the CDC and NJ Department of Health about the COVID-19, Coronavirus. Even before the outbreak, our medical staff already used standard infection control practices. In accordance with current guidelines and recommendations, we have put extra protocols in place to reduce risk to our patients and medical staff members. 

  • We ask any patient or family member displaying symptoms such as cough, fever, and/or shortness of breath, reschedule appointments until they are free from symptoms for at least 24 hours.  We ask this of our medical staff members as well. 
  • We are requiring all patients and visitors that enter the practice, upon reaching the front desk, to please use the hand sanitizer provided.

CDC recommends taking everyday precautions to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19 and influenza by doing the following:

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds.  If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are touched.
  • Take care of your health overall.  Staying current on your vaccinations, including flu vaccine, eating well and exercising all help your body stay resilient.
  • Consult the CDC's travel website for any travel advisories and steps to protect yourself if you plan to travel outside of the US.

For more information, check out the following:

The CDC COVID-19 page: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

The CDC travel notice:  https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices



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