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Differences between COVID-19 and the Flu

The biggest question we will face this flu season is whether or not that persistent cough is from COVID or the flu. To keep you and your loved ones safe, it’s essential to recognize the most significant distinctions between the two. The best way to avoid getting the flu is by getting your annual flu vaccination. It is …

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7 Halloween Health and Safety Tips And Tricks for 2020

Halloween. Remember when it was so simple, carefree and -for the most part-safe? As many of us participate in Halloween festivities like trick or treating, parties and dressing up in scary costumes, we often forget about the dangers that can come with Halloween night, especially this year.  We can now add COVID-19 to the list …

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Travel Guidelines for our AFC Patients In New Britain Connecticut

ATTENTION AFC PATIENTS In New Britain 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 …

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COVID-19 Antibody Testing at AFC Urgent Care New Britain, CT

AFC Urgent Care New Britain now offers COVID-19 antibody testing for asymptomatic patients via a blood draw. The test is able to detect antibodies in the sample which signifies a past infection with coronavirus. Appointments are not required, but please wear a mask when visiting our center for antibody testing. Right now we are seeing …

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12 Fourth of July 2020 Health and Safety Tips During COVID-19

We really could use a fun and relaxing Fourth of July. As we move forward through another holiday during COVID-19, we need to take precautions and safety measures to ensure that we continue to flatten the curve of COVIS-19. The new norm for this year’s 4th of July is masks, gloves, distance, and hand sanitizer. …

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Phase 2: Back To Work in Connecticut After COVID-19

  Is your Connecticut business ready to reopen?  Doctors, nurses, bus drivers, grocery clerks, and other essential workers have continued to work throughout the pandemic. But among the millions of people who have been furloughed or teleworking for a month or more, some are asked back to work. As a business owner, you might have …

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Lyme Disease 2020: Social Distancing from Ticks

Predictions are: because of another warm winter, we will see an early and abundant tick season. And we are.  The black-legged tick, commonly known as  deer ticks, and associated with Lyme Disease are back with a vengeance throughout Connecticut and the northeast. With the COVID-19 pandemic driving us stir crazy inside, many of us are looking at outdoor activities as a …

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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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Confidential STD Testing During COVID-19

Let’s face it: Social distancing and sex don’t blend well together. As some of you are looking to “Quarantine and chill” you are putting at least one person at an unnecessary risk of exposure to COVID-19 as well as unwanted STD’s. So what do single people do during this time? We’ll it’s all about staying …

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