We are aware of today’s City of Austin official statement on the the novel coronavirus. At GROW Pediatrics, the health and safety of our patients and families are our number one priority, and we are staying constantly informed with any pertinent updates from the Centers for Disease Control and the Travis County Health Department. There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Austin area, and we have no reason to believe that our pediatric population is at an increased risk for the virus. As always, we are here to answer your questions if you have a sick child. We do not have the ability to test for COVID-19 in our office. If you suspect your child may be exhibiting signs of the virus, and has had close contact with someone with a confirmed diagnosis or traveled to China, Iran, Italy, South Korea or Japan in the past 14 days, please call our office.
As always in cold and flu season, we encourage good hygiene practices, especially thorough hand washing to help prevent spread of disease.