6/30/2020 - NYS Travel Advisory Update
If you have an upcoming appointment or surgery and have traveled in the past 14 days to one of the following currently designated restricted states, please call our office as soon as possible.
Currently Designated Restricted States: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah.
Following the NYS executive order, if you have traveled to one of those states you must have a diagnostic COVID-19 test if you are experiencing symptoms upon your return or quarantine for 14 days. If since your travel you have had your diagnostic test, and it is negative, you may come to our office. You must bring the negative test result paperwork with you.
In March 2020, a novel coronavirus, commonly referred to as COVID-19, which had been spreading worldwide, hit New York in unexpected numbers, was quickly designated a worldwide pandemic, and has drastically changed the delivery of health care. Following guidelines from the New York State Department of Health, the CDC, the WHO, Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists and the Specialists’ One-Day Surgery Center changed many of its daily operations to prioritize the health, wellness, and safety of patients and employees, including postponing surgeries and pausing some services. As New York has begun allowing various services, including medical to resume, SOS has returned to nearly full operations. Patients can expect new procedures to be followed prior to and during their appointments and surgeries. Please discuss all the procedures when speaking to your scheduler and physician.
COVID-19 Updates & Resources
In the months since COVID-19 arrived, we’ve discovered many ways to reduce the spread of the disease:
Physical or “Social” Distancing
Properly Wearing Face Coverings in Public
Regularly and properly washing hands and using hand sanitizer
Health officials are learning more about COVID-19, its spread, methods of prevention, and more each day. SOS continues to follow the guidelines and information provided by the following agencies and recommend others do so, too.
Upstate University Hospital COVID-19 Hotline: 315-464-3979
Call 211 for community, government, or social services or visit 211cny.com
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