Dr. George Kakoulides’ state-of-the-art offices in New York follow strict COVID-19 safety protocols and guidelines, and we encourage our patients to do the same. Please stay up-to-date with information on COVID-19, based on the latest CDC guidelines, to ensure the safety of yourself and your loved ones. Below, we highlight simple tips to help you protect yourself and your communities.
Wash Your Hands
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Wash your hands after you’ve been in public or after blowing your nose, sneezing, or coughing.
- If soap and water aren’t available, use hand sanitizers with a minimum of 60% alcohol.
- Rub the hand sanitizer into all the surfaces of your hands until they’re dry.
- Don’t touch your face, mouth, or nose with unwashed hands.
- Minimize close contact with others in public spaces.
- Don’t come in close contact with individuals who are sick, even in your home.
- Maintain at least 6 feet of distance from anyone who might be sick.
- People without symptoms (asymptomatic) can also spread the virus, so keep your distance.
- Don’t gather in large groups.
- Avoid going to large gatherings in public spaces.
- Minimize your contact with people who have a high risk of contracting COVID-19.
Cover Your Mouth & Nose
- Cover your mouth and nose with a face mask or cloth even if you’re not sick.
- Remember that you can spread COVID-19 even if you’re not sick yourself.
- Don’t place face coverings or masks on children under the age of 2, those who are unconscious or have trouble breathing, or those who can’t remove the mask without assistance.
- Don’t wear face masks meant for use by healthcare professionals.
- Maintain at least 6 feet of distance from other people, even if you’re wearing a face mask.
- Remember that a face mask isn’t a substitute for social distancing.