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What is the coronavirus and COVID-19?
Coronaviruses were first identified in the 1950s and generally cause mild upper respiratory illness characterized by cough, fever, and/or body aches. This is very similar to most viral illnesses including flu and the common cold. The current situation involves a new, or “novel,” coronavirus and the illness it causes is called COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019). Because this virus is new, testing has been limited; there are no vaccines and no medicines designed specifically to treat it.
Am I at risk for coronavirus?
As the outbreak expands, the risk of exposure will increase. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at higher risk of serious illness. Everyone can do their part to help us respond to this emerging public health threat:
- Stay home when you are sick
- Call your health care provider’s office in advance of a visit
- Limit movement in the community
- Limit visitors
What are the symptoms caused by coronavirus?
Fever, symptoms of lower respiratory illness (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) and body aches are the most common symptoms. Because it is still cold and flu season, you may be more symptomatic to aches and pains. Right now, if you’re feeling ill, it is still much more likely to be a cold or the flu rather than the coronavirus. As with the flu, most people who get coronavirus only experience mild viral symptoms such as fever, cough, muscle pain or weakness, and fatigue, and will experience a complete recovery.
Can the Coronavirus be treated?
Since it is a virus, the coronavirus cannot be treated with antibiotics. Mild infections are treated in the same way as the common cold or flu with medications to relieve the symptoms of cough, congestion, and fever
If you have a fever, cough, loss of taste and smell, or other symptoms of a respiratory infection, please visit your closest Emergency Care. As a precaution, wear a mask and gloves, and limit your exposure to others, maintaining at least 6 feet of distance. We ask that you please kindly do not make an appointment with DASHA if you or a close contact of yours is currently sick with COVID-19, if you have a test pending for COVID-19, or if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 (fever associated with cough and/or shortness of breath or a loss of smell/taste). If any of these apply, please wait 3 weeks from the resolution of symptoms and be symptom-free prior to making an appointment.
Where can I find more information?
NY Department of Health: Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065
Department of Health: 24-hour public hotline: 1-800-222-1222
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
To our DASHA® Community,
At DASHA®, your health matters most. Together as a team we have all critical measures to ensure the DASHA® clients/patients/ and “independent client providers” remain safe and healthy. During COVID-19, DASHA® remains open and committed to serving your needs, safely, and is following all DOH and CDC guidelines so our facilities are disinfected, and you and our staff remain healthy.
Our #1 Goal is to reduce your stress, help alleviate your pain, and give you the healing energy you need to navigate the many demands of these uncertain times. Currently, there are two ways to be seen for a visit.
TELEHEALTH VIRTUAL CARE For patients who want to speak with a chiropractor, physical therapist, holistic provider or medical doctor immediately, DASHA® offers TELEHEALTH VIRTUAL CARE 30 minute appointments Monday thru Friday 9am-8pm. To schedule, call 212.755.5500 Ext. 1
OFFICE VISITS DASHA® Flagship Location at 115 East 57th Street is OPEN for in office appointments, Monday-Friday from 11am-3pm for Chiropractic and Holistic Services.
CONCIERGE & BILLING TEAM Do you have questions about your billing statement or in need of virtual care? Call us at 212.755.5500 Ext. 1.
A tremendous thank you to the people of New York State, the City of New York, and local health departments working on the front lines to help our New York Community. DASHA remains dedicated to serving your health and wellness needs!
Stay safe, Be well