Coronavirus – COVID-19 Information

Bianco Primary Care is here for you!

 

We understand this is a confusing and concerning time in regard to the Coronavirus called COVID-19.  What is it? What are the symptoms? Should I get tested?  How does it spread?

Bianco Primary Care is here to provide answers to these questions and others. We’re are here to help you stay happy, healthy, and safe.

Although we are currently conducting all appointments through telemedicine (secure video, text or phone) to help curb the spread of the disease, we are here for you 24/7 and we are still accepting new patients. Click here to join our practice and get personalized health care.

What Is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a novel virus, meaning that it never been seen before, it’s new. It is similar to other coronaviruses we deal with every day like the common flu. However, the symptoms can be more severe and can even be deadly for the elderly or those with underlying conditions.

There is currently no vaccine for it and nobody has built up immunity from it except those who have already had it.  This is why we have to be extra cautious not to contract the disease.

 

Understanding the spread of COVID-19

In this Video Dr. Mike from Bianco Primary care explains how the virus spreads, how contagious it is and the precautions you should take.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19

There are 3 main types of symptoms and generally, they appear fairly quickly. The symptoms are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. 

COVID-19 what does “Social Distancing” and “Flatten the Curve” mean?

In this Video Dr. Mike from Bianco Primary care explains what these terms mean and why it’s important to understand them.

Testing for COVID-19

In this Video Dr. Mike from Bianco Primary care explains the availability of testing and who can and should get tested.

COVID-19 Who is at High Risk?

In this Video Dr. Mike from Bianco Primary care explains who is at high risk and the extra precautions they should take.

Guidance from the CDC you should follow.

 

– Stay at home and at least 6 feet away from people who are sick.
– Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
– Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
– Use tissues to cover coughs and sneezes, then discard tissue immediately.
– Clean/disinfect objects and surfaces that are touched often.
– If you’re sick, stay at home.