Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQ
1. Persons with symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough, and trouble breathing
2. First Responders, Health Care Workers, or employees of Nursing Homes/Care Facilities
3. Essential workers who directly interact with the public
4. Persons who are under precautionary or mandatory self-quarantine
5. Any persons for whom testing is deemed appropriate by their healthcare provider
If you are uninsured, A visit with our provider for a COVID-19 diagnostic e-swab is $99 & a visit for an anti-body test is $75. In both cases, you may receive a bill from our lab partner.
It may be possible for a person to contract Coronavirus by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes. However, this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) currently list an incubation period of 2-14 days for Coronavirus, but preliminary research suggests it could be longer (up to 27 days)
The elderly and people with pre-existing medical conditions (i.e. asthma, diabetes, heart disease, etc.) are more likely to become severely ill from the disease.
Practicing social distancing by:
Avoiding non-essential travel, shopping and visiting of others
Keeping 6 ft of distance between yourself & others when you must go out
Working from home and staying home whenever possible
Wearing a mask in public
If you are experiencing any symptoms of mild upper respiratory illness (like fever and cough) act as though you are contagious & stay home for 14 days, leaving only to receive medical care. Those who live with you should also stay indoors.
If you are not ill, the same preventative measures you use each sick season to avoid catching a common cold or flu are key to keeping yourself and your loved ones healthy. If you are ill, these same tactics will help reduce making others sick. These measures include:
Frequently washing your hands with soap & water for at least 20 seconds, especially:
Before touching your face or other people
After using the bathroom
After blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing
After taking mass transit
Using hand sanitizer in the above cases, if you cannot access soap and water
Disinfecting frequently used surfaces & items
Avoiding touching your face as much as possible
Steering clear of close contact or sharing items with others who are sick
NY Department of Health:
Corona Virus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: