Catchy title, but it has little to do with Covid-19.
There was a photo on the front page of today’s Express-News which showed a mobile testing unit in the Medical Center. That is just for first responders and healthcare personnel who meet certain criteria. So far, drive by testing is not available to the general public. We do not know when or if this will become available.
We hope to have a handful of test kits next week to test for the virus. Initially, we will only have access to a limited number of tests. It’s still unclear when test kits will become widely available, so we will need to be selective about whom we test. We are establishing a protocol for testing and will follow CDC guidance for who should be tested.
We are also going to cancel routine appointments to reduce the possibility of our patients getting sick. We will see patients in the office with urgent medical problems and reschedule routine appointments.
Here is the link to the Center for Disease Control’s advice on preventing infection.https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html