Happy Holidays and Practicing Safety

Happy Holidays Everyone!  We wish you a warm and cozy Christmas!  For many of us, this is a special and favorite time of year.  Even though it has been a challenging year, we have so much to be grateful for.

 

Our holiday celebrations might look a little different this year.  The safest way to celebrate is at home with the people you live with and avoiding large gatherings.  If you are hosting or attending a small gathering with family and friends, consider some of these suggestions to reduce the transmission of COVID-19:

  • Celebrate virtually
  • Keep the celebration within your household
  • Limit the number of guests
  • Avoid direct contact (i.e. handshaking, hugs) from different households
  • Ask guests to avoid contact with people outside of their household at least 14 days before the gathering
  • Host the gathering outdoors (avoid indoor or poorly ventilated spaces); if indoors, open windows and doors weather permitting
  • Shorten the duration of the gathering; a cumulative total exposure of 15 minutes or greater increases the risk of transmission
  • Practice social distancing (at least 6 feet apart)
  • Wear masks when not eating or drinking
  • Frequent handwashing for at least 20 seconds, especially after eating
  • Have hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol readily available
  • Clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces
  • Stock your bathroom with soap and single use towels
  • Limit commonly touched surfaces like serving utensils; consider one person to serve food and/or individually packaged items
  • Offer no-touch trash cans
  • Avoid letting pets interact with guests outside of the household
  • Avoid gatherings in communities with a high or increasing levels of COVID-19
  • Consider the location of where guests are traveling from  as well as the mode of travel (i.e. flying) that may increase the risk of transmission
  • Do not host or attend gatherings if anyone in the household has symptoms of COVID-19, may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, waiting for results, older or immunocompromised, or diagnosed with COVID-19 and has not completed their quarantine period (usually between 10 to 20 days from when symptoms first appeared)

Christmas Eve

Premier Doctor Recognition

I am so incredibly honored with this recognition through the kind regards of my fellow colleagues.  Thank you to The Orlando Magazine for featuring the physicians in our community.

 

Thank you to all physicians and medical professionals who have served and continue to serve when the world needed you the most.  You have risen to the challenges and continue to fight something bigger than all of us.  You are our strength.

 

https://www.orlandomagazine.com/2020-physician-spotlight-celebration-family-physicians/?fbclid=IwAR0m7tx6459X2ysb7QL6y_ehJw8fexNYxySOfC3IQFGZwVM-eHrDGJqbItU