COVID-19 testing

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Questions About The COVID-19 Vaccines? We Have Answers

As of late December, we have rolled out 2 new COVID-19 vaccines that were approved for emergency use. This is great news. Connecticut has been one of the leaders of distribution and vaccination and we plan to keep it that way,  with important information and guidance for residents in our communities.  Now that there are …

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4 Ways To Prepare For Christmas During COVID-19

Ready for another COVID-19 restricted holiday? This time, you should be planning for smaller gatherings and limiting your chance of exposure. New COVID-19 cases have been reported throughout Connecticut and there are over 45 locations that have high cases of the virus around the U.S. Governor Lamont has kept us in Phase 2.1 since early …

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Many COVID-19 Testing Options For Past and Current Infections. How do I know which one makes sense?

People often talk about COVID-19 testing like it means only one thing. But in reality, approval agencies from around the world have granted emergency-use authorization to more than 200 different tests meant to detect a current or past infection from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. As testing increases and options for COVID-19 have become …

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3 Halloween Health and COVID-19 Safety Tips for Teens

Your kids are itching to go out for a night of trick or treating, wearing costumes, and some Halloween fun. But, to have fun we also need to make sure that everyone stays healthy and safe. COVID-19 cases are on the rise and it’s making us question whether or not we should postpone plans. Things …

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COVID-19 And Flu Season: A Twindemic You Want To Avoid

COVID-19 and the flu is one “twindemic” you want to avoid. This year the CDC is recommending that everyone over the age of 6 months should get a flu shot in September or October, before the flu season begins. As symptoms for both COVID-19 and the flu can overlap, you don’t want to skip a …

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Top 4 Things to Know About College Vaccines and COVID Testing

Your college bound young adult will soon be experiencing a whole new level of exposure to a flood of new people. With COVID-19 still present,  there is a high probability that they may be in close contact with someone who is ill on a daily basis via classrooms, dorm rooms, and campus recreation centers. Thankfully, …

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COVID-19 Travel Guidelines For Re-Entering Connecticut

ATTENTION AFC PATIENTS In Vernon Connecticut Per the Regional Travel Advisory (Connecticut, New York and New Jersey) Anyone coming from states with a significant Community spread of COVID-19 is directed to SELF-QUARANTINE for 14 days that starts from the time one arrives in CT, NY and NJ.  As many of you have questions about traveling …

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Returning To Work In Connecticut After COVID-19: What You Should Know

When is it safe to return to work in Connecticut? According to Governor Lamont the expected date for Phase 2 of the business reopen plan is now June 17th instead of June 20th. The new phase includes the following businesses: indoor restaurants, movie theaters, social clubs and pools, personal services, gyms. But, with Phase 2 …

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Antibody Testing: Frequently Asked Questions And Answers

Q: What is the difference between the COVID 19 swab test and the antibody serology testing?  A:  The COVID-19 Swab test (PCR) molecular diagnostic virus screening that detects the presence of Coronavirus in the nasal and throat area. It is administered by obtaining a sample from a nasopharynx or oropharynx or nasal cavity with a …

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