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Parent question: "My child was exposed to someone with COVID19, but does not have symptoms. When can she go to daycare again?"

First, let us define "exposure". As per the CDC, a person that is considered exposed is:  Someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person over a 24-hour period for a combined total of 15 minutes or more or had direct contact with the infected person’s secretions (e.g., coughed directly into the face of contact) starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic persons, 2 days prior to testing specimen collection); healthcare personnel wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (see https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/infection-control-recommendations.html) are considered protected. 

As of today, 12/08/2020: If a child has been exposed, either they have symptoms or not,  (for example there is a family member living in the house with the child and has tested positive for COVID19) then it is recommended that: 

1. We test the child for COVID-19, whether symptomatic or asymptomatic (Will not shorten required 10-day quarantine). If positive, investigation may identify other contacts that possibly have been exposed.

2. Advise patient they must quarantine for 10 days (as per the new CDC guidelines) after the date of last exposure (and if continued exposure, 10 days after confirmed case released from isolation).

In addition, if the child has symptoms, we will now test also for influenza.

Keep in mind that the CDC still recommends 14 days of quarantine as the safest option. Face mask is recommended even after a negative COVID test. Schools and businesses may also have their own protocol. 

In our office, we can test for COVID and Flu (rapid PCR, nasopharyngeal swab). Results are sent out and received the next day. By appointment only.

How to explain all this to your little one? Check out these great child-friendly resources: https://www.sesamestreet.org/caring

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For more information please sign up for our newsletter at read: https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/files/2020/08/COVID-19-Return-to-Work-School-Guidance-073120.pdf 

https://hawaiicovid19.com/hawaii-department-of-health-updates-quarantine-guidance-based-on-review-of-centers-for-disease-control-and-preventions-new-recommendations/

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    "I was so impressed with Dr. Irene Papaconstadopolous. Everything is at her practice is streamlined and organized. Paperwork all sent beforehand in an easy to use digital format. Communication was clear and office easy to access. Went for our 18 month old’s check up and it was the most time I have ever been able to spend with a doctor! She even administered the vaccines. She was thorough, friendly, and creative in approach to making my toddler comfortable and engaged. So happy to have a competent, friendly, organized, and WONDERFUL pediatrician on Maui. Such a blessing. Mahalo!"

    Nicole B. Google reviews March, 2022

    Dr. Irene is the kind of doctor United States badly need more of. I took my child to see her for a hard to troubleshoot chronic issue, and I was very surprised that instead of typical in the US approach of prescribing a medicine to treat the symptom and get you out of the door, she took the time to understand medical history, went over each possibility what could have been causing the issue, and proposed a few possible follow-ups how to zero in to the root cause. Her advice was very helpful and produced positive results. I highly recommend Dr. Irene Papaconstadopoulos.

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    "I can’t express how grateful I am, as a mother of two young children, to have found such a wonderful pediatrician. Dr. Irene is knowledgeable, accessible, and above all, great with kids! Even though my girls have had to be poked and prodded on occasion, they still love Dr. Irene so much that they get excited to see her again - and that’s saying a lot. If you are looking for a pediatrician who you can trust with your children’s health, who can answer your questions, who gets back to you quickly, and who herself is an amazing mother, then you’ve found her! I’m so glad we have. ❤️"

    K.F. 2020 via Google reviews

    We love Dr. Irene with CHAMPS Pediatrics! My two daughters have been seeing her since 2018 and we trust her completely. She's extremely warm, understanding and takes her time to explain and answer any questions that you may have as parents. She is extremely fast with the text replies through the online portal (klara) as well, which is great for those forgotten questions in between visits. Dr. Irene is super sweet and efficient and truly cares about your experience and the welfare of your children. HIGHLY recommended!

    J.P 2020 via Google reviews

    "Dr. Irene is the most caring, gentle, genuine Pediatrician. She is so kind and loving with my boys. She makes them feel so comfortable and they are even excited when we have an appt! She was so quick to respond on the Klara App to communicate with me even during a holiday weekend and answer my questions about my son. She takes time to go over everything and answer all my questions and concerns, every time we've met with her. I've never felt rushed. I highly recommend her! She's been so great caring for my family. I feel so blessed to have been referred to her!! Thank you Dr. Irene, for caring for my kids!"

    Tammy M. via Yelp

    "Dr. Irene is amazing! She really listens to you and your concerns, and takes the time to address them. She is so gentle and kind with my kids! She has definitely exceeded our expectations! I’m positive that my kids are having the best care on island. We love her and we are so happy that she joined our Maui community!"  via Google reviews

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    "Dr. Irene is amazing. She is caring, gentle, truly listens and graciously worked with us and our children to provide the best medical care. Highly recommend!!!"  

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