Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Masks Are Optional in Our Office

In accordance with updated CDC guidelines for healthcare organizations, MASKS are again OPTIONAL while in our office. 

The virus that causes COVID-19 continues to mutate and spread throughout our community.  We are currently under a low risk Covid-19 Community Level based on  case rates, new COVID-19 hospital admissions and % of inpatient beds in use by patients with confirmed COVID-19. COVID-19 Community Level is the latest metric being used by the CDC to assess the impact of COVID-19 on communites and to take action.

To help prevent the continued spread of this  highly contagious disease, as well as other diseases, if you have an appointment scheduled with us but have any of the following, please contact us to reschedule your appointment:

  1. Upper respiratory symptoms
  2. Fever, chills, cough or difficulty breathing
  3. Fatigue, muscle or body aches,
  4. Headache
  5. A sudden loss of taste or smell
  6. Sore throat, congestion or runny nose
  7. Nausea or vomiting or diarrhea
  8. Contact with someone who has, OR is under investigation for, COVID-19
  9. Have been tested for COVID-19 and are waiting for a result
  10. Have a positive COVID-19 test result in the past 10 days

For the protection of our other patients and due to limited space to allow for appropriate social distancing, we are continuing to request only one adult care partner accompany a patient to her appointment.   If your care partner has any of the above symptoms, he/she will not be allowed in to the office.  At this time, the wearing of masks is optional in our office.

The CDC website is the best resource to obtain the latest information on the ongoing situation as well as to obtain information on how you may protect yourself and others.

CDC- Coronavirus Disease 2019

Pregnant and Recently Pregnant People

COVID-19 Vaccine

Choosing Safer Activities When Fully Vaccinated

Information on COVID-19 testing and vaccines available in Escambia County may be found on the Escambia County Information page:

Escambia County COVID-19 testing and vaccines

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), and the CDC recommend all pregnant individuals be vaccinated against COVID-19.  Click on the links below for details regarding this recommendation:

ACOG & SMFM Recommend COVID-19 Vaccine for Pregnancy

COVID-19 Vaccines While Pregnant or Breastfeeding

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office at (850) 476-3696.

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