Coronavirus (COVID -19)
We know you are concerned about the Coronavirus (COVID -19). At American Family Care, our patient’s safety is our top priority. While the overall risk of COVID-19 in the United States to the general public remains low at this time we can all take proactive steps to reduce the risk of exposure for ourselves, our loved ones and our communities.
Precautions To Follow
Coronavirus is thought to spread mainly 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.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before eating. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Watch For Symptoms
Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms for
- Shortness of breath
We are currently in cold and flu season, our AFC Urgent Care locations continue to see a significant number of patients with symptoms like fever, cough and body aches. If you are feeling ill, it is more likely to be the cold or flu rather than the Coronavirus.
If You Are Experiencing Symptoms
If you are in respiratory distress, please call 911. If you have a fever, cough, and other symptoms of a respiratory infection, please call your closest American Family Care Urgent Care Center. As a precaution, if you have been exposed to the 2019 Coronavirus or have traveled outside the country please call the Department of Health for further Assistance.
All American Family Care locations are staffed and trained on the appropriate care for patients with flu-like symptoms and are wearing masks and using protective equipment when appropriate. We are following CDC and DOH guidelines to limit the spread of the virus including how we isolate patients with symptoms and how we disinfect rooms between patients.
We encourage patients to remain calm and use the following resources from
the New York, Nassau and Suffolk Department of Health and Centers for
Disease Control to prepare and prevent the spread of infection.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
NY Department of Health:
- Corona Virus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065
- Website: https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/
Nassau County Department of Health:
- Coronavirus Call Center: 516-227-9570
- Website: https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/Health/index.html
Suffolk County Department of Health:
- Department of Health main line: 631.854.0000
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