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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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Thanksgiving Health And Safety Checklist During COVID-19

Thanksgiving Health And Safety Checklist During COVID-19

Are you all ready for another COVID-19 restricted holiday?  Thanksgiving is supposed to be the one holiday out of the year where we all stuff our faces and relax with family while being thankful for everyone. But, how are we supposed to do all of that with COVID-19 still very present? This is a common …

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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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COVID-19 and the 2020 Flu Season: Avoid the Twindemic!

Flu season is approaching and many of us are wondering what to expect, since COVID-19 is still active. The CDC and researchers are worried of a possible “twindemic”. Both viruses have symptoms that often overlap and it can be hard to distinguish which is which. In response to this, we have new updates to the …

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Welcome to Angry Bee Season: Bee Stings, Treatment and Prevention

Late summer and early fall is the height of “angry bee” season.  When bees and wasps are near the end of their life cycle, they become increasingly aggressive. Being stung by a bee, wasp, hornet, or yellow jacket can be both painful and scary, especially for those who have serious or life-threatening allergic reactions to …

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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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