Thrive Counseling Center Families:
As you are probably aware the news media has reported on cases of coronavirus (also called COVID-19 or 2019-nCoV). Most of these cases have been reported in China and other Eurasian countries with a handful in the United States. To date, there have been only 2 confirmed cases in Georgia, specifically Fulton County. We want all of our families to know that your child’s health and safety is our highest priority! Our Thrive Team is closely monitoring this situation and is prepared to address any situation should it become a concern in our community.
Every year common viruses circulate in the United States, and some of these can cause upper respiratory illnesses much like the common cold, along with symptoms such as fever and cough that resemble seasonal flu. According to the Georgia Department of Health, the overall risk of coronavirus to the general public is low.
We want to encourage all clients and families to use everyday actions and to help stay healthy and happy! These are the same Health Department recommended preventative strategies used during the normal cold and flu season. These include:
- Washing hands regularly with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom and before eating.
- Cover coughs and sneezes and wash hands afterward.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth as much as possible.
- Keep sick children home from school/activities and limit their contact with others while sick.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using regular household cleaning spray or a disinfectant wipe.
Thrive Counseling Center is committed to the health and wellness of our clients and families, in addition to the entire Cobb County Community. We will continue to be in contact with the Cobb County Health Department as we monitor any changing conditions. If you or someone you love is concerned that they may be experiencing symptoms of the virus, please don’t hesitate to alert your Primary Care Physician.
For the most current information about coronavirus please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention web site: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html