Helpful Information about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Hoag Gynecologic Oncology (HGO) continues to monitor the situation around the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our top priority is the health and safety of our patients, staff, and physicians. At the present time we are continuing to care for our patients both in the office and in the hospital. We continue to perform scheduled surgeries, including elective surgeries. If you are sick with respiratory symptoms please call to check if you should keep your planned appointment or surgery or reschedule.
The recommendations regarding the COVID-19 situation are rapidly developing and changing in response to new information. Please keep yourself informed with reliable sources, we are using the CDC’s information page and recommend this to our patients. More information about symptoms, prevention and updates can be found on the CDC website.
What We Know
Coronaviruses are a family of common viruses that can cause respiratory illness. The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure and range from mild to severe. These may include:
What You Can Do
You can protect yourself from COVID-19 infection the same ways you protect against the common cold or seasonal flu.
Stop – Call Your Doctor and Do Not Come Into the Clinic
Have you OR someone you have close contact with traveled from China, Iran, Japan, South Korea, or Italy in the last 30 days?
Have you had close contact with a suspected or laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 individual in the last 30 days?
The CDC has the most current information about the virus, including everything you need to know about how the virus spreads, how it’s treated, how to protect yourself, and what to do if you get sick. Stay on top of the latest news by visiting the following websites, which are being updated frequently.