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Coronavirus COVID-19

UPDATED: 3/10/2021

Newport Orthopedic Institute will continue with requiring face coverings or masks for all patients and visitors to our office locations. We ask that the patient attends their appointment without a guest in order to continue to limit the amount of people in our offices. Each patient will be asked COVID-19 screening questions along with a temperature check prior to entering our offices.

Individuals who live or work in Orange County can also register online to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through www.Othena.com or by downloading the app on Iphone or Android. If you would like more information on the vaccine, please visit the Orange County Vaccine Resources page.

UPDATED: 12/7/2020

Newport Orthopedic Institute will continue to offer regular orthopedic care and surgeries through the regional stay at home order announced on December 3rd and signed December 6th. Please be sure to keep your scheduled orthopedic appointments and surgery times as previously scheduled. Thank you.

UPDATED: 4/16/2020

Newport Orthopedic Institute will be requiring face coverings or masks for all patients and visitors that arrives at our office locations. Due to limited supplies, NOI will not be able to supply masks or face coverings to patients. If no mask is available, the patient will be asked to reschedule their appointment.

UPDATED: 3/16/2020

Newport Orthopedic Institute has implemented a COVID-19 patient screening that follows CDC guidelines and includes taking the patient's temperature, health and travel history. If the patient is accompanied by a guest, the guest will also need to be screened.

If you would like to reschedule your appointment, or would like to schedule a telehealth appointment (if available), please call our scheduling line: (949) 722-7038

If you are not able to come in for your appointment due to illness, but have medical questions regarding your orthopedic care, please call: (949) 432-3373

UPDATED: 3/13/2020

Newport Orthopedic Institute is closely following the most up-to-date announcements and information on the known cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The information is continually changing, and we are monitoring the situation as it evolves.

COVID-19 is a new virus strain that is believed to spread in similar ways as the common cold, such as when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Symptoms include fever, cough and difficulty breathing. A health care provider can give you instructions for seeking care, which you can do without exposing others.

Across the world, new cases of COVID-19 are being reported, and some parts of the country have declared a state of emergency. However, according to the CDC and other authorities, the risk remains low for exposure in the U.S.

As recommended by the CDC, patients with a fever, respiratory symptoms or travel history to infected areas within a month prior to symptom onset are asked to stay home and monitor symptoms and call the Orange County Health Care Agency at (800) 564-8448 for more information (Mon – Fri 8 a.m. -5 p.m.) Anyone meeting the CDC-established criteria would be isolated and further testing and care will be guided by the health department.

How to protect yourself

You can protect yourself from COVID-19 infection the same ways you protect against the common cold or seasonal flu.

  • Sanitize your hands often for at least 20 seconds each time. Alcohol gel works well in most situations (like after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose), but handwashing with soap and water should be performed after going to the bathroom, before eating, or when your hands are visibly soiled.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. (Putting a tissue on a table contaminates the surface of the table with germs.)
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Do not visit hospital patients if you are ill in order to protect patients, visitors and staff. Visitation may be limited at the discretion of the medical providers and hospital staff at any time.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Routinely disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, using a cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Avoid travel to high-risk countries. Non-essential travel to or through any of the countries for which the CDC has issued a level 2 or 3 travel health notice is discouraged.

If you feel sick

  • Use home quarantine or home isolation:
    • Stay home if you believe you have been exposed to the virus, even if you are not showing any symptoms, and contact your health care provider.
    • If you have traveled to a country on the CDC list of level 2 or 3 travel health notices and feel ill, contact your health care provider.
    • Stay home when you are sick, especially if you have respiratory illness symptoms. At the present time, these symptoms are more likely due to influenza or other respiratory viruses than to a COVID-19 infection. Whether you have seasonal flu, the common cold, or something else, it’s important you stay away from others when sick.
    • Monitor yourself for fever, coughing, and shortness of breath.
    • The Orange County Health Care Agency is taking questions from the public regarding COVID-19 via the Health Referral Line at (800) 564-8448, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Stay informed

The CDC has the most current information about the virus, including everything you need to know about how the virus spreads, how it’s treated, how to protect yourself, and what to do if you get sick. Stay on top of the latest news by visiting the following websites, which are being updated frequently.