Let’s work together to keep us all healthy and safe.
With Nebraska now being impacted by COVID-19, Igel Orthodontics is taking these cases seriously. Our patients’ health and well-being are our top priority.
We have been monitoring developments of the COVID-19 virus in our community and with your help, we can all do our part to keep everyone healthy so we can continue to provide you with the best orthodontic care you come to expect from Igel Orthodontics.
We are following the recommendations from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) and asking patients to reschedule your appointment(s) if you are not feeling well. If you or a family member has an appointment, and answer YES to the following questions, please call us to reschedule your appointment.
- Do you have a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher?
- Do you have a cough and sore throat?
- Do you have difficulty breathing or shortness of breath?
- Have you or anyone in your household traveled outside the U.S. in the last two weeks?
Also, if you do not go to school or work because you are not feeling well, please reschedule your appointment with our office.
Please use good judgement in rescheduling if needed. There is nothing so urgent with your orthodontic treatment that you should risk your health or the health of those you come in contact with if you are not feeling well.
Thank you for your understanding and caring for those around you.
The World Health Organization (WHO) advises the following prevention methods:
Wash Hands Frequently
Use soap and water for visibly dirty hands or an alcohol-based hand rub frequently for non-visibly dirty hands.
Practice Respiratory Hygiene
When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – discard tissue immediately into a closed bin and clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
Maintain Social Distancing
Maintain at least 3 feet distance between yourself and other people, particularly those who are coughing, sneezing and have a fever. If you are too close, you can breathe in the virus.
Avoid Touching Eyes, Nose & Mouth
Hands touch many surfaces which can be contaminated with the virus. If you touch your eyes, nose or mouth with your contaminated hands, you can transfer the virus from the surface to yourself.
Seek Medical Care Early
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early and tell your health care provider if you have traveled in an area in China or other areas of sustained transmission (such as Italy, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Thailand) where the virus has been reported, or if you have been in close contact with someone who has traveled from China or other areas of sustained transmission and has respiratory symptoms.
If you have mild respiratory symptoms and no travel history to or within China or other areas of sustained transmission, still seek medical care and be sure to carefully practice basic respiratory and hand hygiene and stay home until you are recovered, if possible.
Animal Proximity Precautions
Practice general hygiene measures when visiting farms, live animal markets, wet markets, animal product markets or contact with wild animals. Ensure regular hand washing with soap and potable water after touching animals and animal products.
Avoid eating raw or undercooked animal products. Handle raw meat, milk or animal organs with care, to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods, as per good food safety practices
For the most up-to-date information on possible vaccines, treatments, FAQs, news and more, please visit the following official health organizations: