Connecticut One Of Only Two States Seeing A Decline In COVID-19 Cases

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The State of Connecticut took early and swift action to flatten the curve of COVID-19. This action led to the number of hospitalizations and deaths from the virus declining over time. Governor Lamont has now started the process of re-opening the state and allowing businesses and public venues to open while following specific and targeted health guidelines. The good news, it’s working! As the country continues to battle COVID-19, the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island are seeing cases decrease each day and that means that what we are doing as a state and a community is working. Here at Stony Creek Urgent Care we are offering testing for COVID-19. If you believe you have symptoms, please book an appointment online so you can be seen. Let’s keep working as a community and a state to keep the curve flat. Wear a mask. Stay home when you can. If you’re…continue reading

Connecticut Department Of Education Releases Roadmap For Re-Opening Schools

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COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on our communities. The global pandemic has shutdown businesses, made our neighbors sick, and closed schools for a long time. It was in mid-March that all schools in Connecticut were shutdown and students found themselves glued to computers to try and gain some education while doing their best to survive at homes. Through the guidance of parents, this distance learning occurred for the remainder of the school year. Once school let out in June students and parents were left wondering, what’s next? This week Governor Lamont and Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona released a plan to get kids back to school in the fall. You can read the complete report here. The state’s guidance on kids going back to school includes the following instruction for the fall: All students will have the opportunity to return to school in the fall. The #1 priority of schools will be…continue reading

Connecticut, New York, And New Jersey Now Require Some Visitors To Quarantine

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Today the states of Connecticut, New York and New Jersey announced an effort to maintain a flattened curve as Coronavirus cases continue to increase in other parts of the United States. As the tri-state area was hit particularly hard at the start of this crisis, the governor’s of these three states are concerned that travelers entering each state may bring increased cases to the area after residents of each state have tried very hard to flatten the curve. Residents from the following states will be required to quarantine for 14-days upon their arrival to Connecticut, per the governor’s order. Alabama Arkansas Florida North Carolina South Carolina Washington Utah Texas While visitors from these states will not be prevented from entering Connecticut, they will be required to quarantine for 14 days and if they fail to do so may face mandatory quarantine and a fine.

Re-Opening Connecticut

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Health experts predict the COVID-19 virus will afflict the U.S. for months to come.  Emerging data show that in the U.S. the COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately affecting black and Latino people with some data indicating that American Indians, Alaska natives and other ethnic minority groups are also exposed to higher risks of serious illness from the virus. A recent analysis from Yale University researchers found that black people are 3.5 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than white people & Latinos are almost twice as likely to die. Given Connecticut’s recent improvement in the # of hospitalizations and COVID cases the Governor has moved the state to Phase 2 of the re-opening plans which include the followiung: Restaurants (inside dining) Gyms Movie Theaters Hotels/Motels Formal gatherings Amusement parks Pools and social clubs Zoos Museums & Aquariums Bowling alleys Summer camps With these new attractions now open it will be…continue reading

Four Early Signs Of Alzheimer’s

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June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and you can go purple to support the cause. Most importantly though is to know the early signs of the disease so if you or your loved one begin experiencing them you can get the help that you need. It may be tricky to get a good read on the early signs of this disease because they can be similar (but are NOT the same) as the signs of getting older. Look our for sudden changes in the behaviors listed below as a sign that something different then just aging is happening. Memory loss: While memory loss can occur in most aging adults, when it starts to impact ones daily life that is when it can be concerning. Difficulty planning: If your loved one is all of a sudden have a hard time making plans with you or their friends, you may want…continue reading

What Will Be Open On May 20th?

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Governor Ned Lamont has said that the state of Connecticut has been experiencing an extended (14-days in a row) decline in hospitalizations from the COVID-19 virus. This is good news and means that on May 20th he will begin the phased re-opening of the state. Here’s what that means. As has been the case with the continuing pandemic things change daily, if not by the hour, and so many of these things are subject to change. We are updating regularly on our Facebook page which you can view here.