March 19, 2020 - 3:10 pm

CoronaVirus (COVID 19) 

Community Neuroscience Services is currently offering both in-office and telehealth visits.  At this time, we require all patients to have a mask when entering the office. Physicians and staff are working hard to continue providing the best Neurological care without patient contact during this stressful and trying time. If you have questions or need assistance please contact our office via telephone, email or through our patient portal. 

What precautions can me and my family take to prevent COVID-19? 

Good hand hygiene is the best way to prevent transmission of COVID-19. This means washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using hand sanitizer throughout the day. Do not touch your eyes, nose, mouth, or face with unwashed hands. Stay home when you are sick and avoid visibly sick people in the community. Cough or sneeze into your elbow, not your hands. Clean frequently touched surfaces on a daily basis. CDC Hand Hygiene Guidelines: 

What are the symptoms of COVID-19? 

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are cough and fever. Worrisome symptoms are shortness of breath and difficulty breathing. Runny nose, congestion, and sore throat. 

Should I wear a mask in public? Yes. We now know from recent studies that a significant number of individuals infected with coronavirus lack symptoms (“asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms. This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity—for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms. The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. It is critical to emphasize that maintaining 6-feet social distancing remains important to slowing the spread of the virus. The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance. 

For additional information regarding COVID 19 You can dial 211 from any Massachusetts phone to reach DPH for additional answers to questions. .