Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Helping Our Patients Navigate Coronavirus

If you suspect you have COVID-19, the CDC recommends staying at home and calling a medical provider prior to seeking in-person care.

The Lung & Sleep Center of North Texas cares for patients with serious chronic medical conditions who are at high risk of mortality from this illness.  To manage the safety of all our patients, we will not be able to accept patients in-person who have symptoms of COVID-19.

If you have symptoms of respiratory illness (cough, shortness of breath, fever, etc.), STAY AT HOME AND CALL OUR OFFICE. Our staff will contact you within 24 hours to discuss the best options for you. If you believe your symptoms are severe, go to the nearest hospital emergency department.

Additional Resources:

Tarrant County Coronavirus Hotline: 817-248-6299

The following information is provided by the CDC.

Know How it Spreads


  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
    • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.


Take steps to protect yourself


  • Clean your hands often: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.


Avoid Close Contact


  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at a higher risk of getting very sick.


Take steps to protect others

  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Wear a facemask if you are sick
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.