We would like you to assure you that when it comes to COVID-19, your safety remains our top priority. Due to the new Delta variant and the increased risk of spread, our office will continue our testing protocols and our lobby will not be open to the general public. Even if you have been fully vaccinated, we strongly urge you to seek testing should you experience any symptoms of COVID-19 or if you were recently exposed. While the vaccine does offer additional protection, just like the flu vaccine, it is not 100% due to the ever changing virus.
Grand Prairie Urgent Care and Family Medicine is closely monitoring COVID-19 developments in partnership with our local and state health departments and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We know you have questions and we hope that we can be a valuable resource in providing you with answers to help keep you and your family safe.
Vaccinated or Unvaccinated, You Still Need Testing
No vaccine offers 100% protection. No matter your vaccination status, if you have symptoms, you should be tested. Early detection is not only helpful in reducing the spread to others but also in getting ahead of the virus itself and aiding in treatment of symptoms.
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
This list does not include all possible symptoms. For the complete list of up to date symptoms, please visit the CDC website.
Mask Up to Help Reduce Spread
Who should continue to wear masks in most settings and stay 6 feet apart from others?
- People, including children older than 2, who are not fully vaccinated
- Fully vaccinated people with weakened immune systems
- To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
- Wearing a mask is most important if you have a weakened immune system or if, because of your age or an underlying medical condition, you are at increased risk for severe disease, or if someone in your household has a weakened immune system, is at increased risk for severe disease, or is unvaccinated. If this applies to you or your household, you might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission in your area.
- You should continue to wear a mask where required by laws, rules, regulations, or local guidance.