Your child is having COVID-19 symptoms or was around a COVID-19 positive individual. You have brought them to get tested, but aren’t sure what is next. As pediatric providers, we’re here to help.
We’ll answer all the questions you may have, including:
NOTE: While awaiting COVID-19 test results, you should quarantine at home until you receive a confirmed negative test result.
If your child has COVID-19, we advise you to follow the instructions listed below.
This can be very difficult with children and caring for your child should still be your priority.
Re-testing is not required at the end of your isolation time. School and work notes will be provided by Raleigh Group for the patient who tested positive for COVID-19 and close exposures within the family that will need to quarantine at home. Please inform all close contacts of your child’s COVID-19 infection so that they can quarantine at home. In addition to wearing masks and hand washing, vaccination against COVID-19 if you are eligible is the best way to protect yourself and others.
If your child receives a negative test result, we recommend the following:
If you believe you or your child have come into contact with someone who has had COVID-19, please consider the following course of action.
You should seek immediate care for difficulty breathing, seizure, no urine production in over 12 hours, or altered mental state. We have someone on call 24/7 to best care for your child! If you are concerned about your child or need further recommendations regarding COVID-19 please call 901-252-6034 to speak with a nurse during normal business hours or contact our After-Hours line at 901-542-2699 outside of normal business hours.
For more information, please visit the CDC website.