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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What is Coronavirus?

Coronavirus is an illness caused by a virus that can spread from person to person. You can become infected by coming into close contact (about 6 feet or two arm lengths) with a person who has COVID-19. COVID-19 is primarily spread from person to person.

  • You can become infected from respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. These particles can be inhaled into the nose, mouth, airways, and lungs and cause infection. This is thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
  • You may also be able to get it by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it, and then by touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.

How to Protect Yourself from COVID-19

To help protect yourself, the CDC recommends that we continue to follow these evidence-based to help slow the spread of the disease and to protect public health:

  • Wear a facemask.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Keep a distance of at least 6 feet from those not from your immediate household.
  • Limit gathering with others who are not in your immediate household.
  • Limit indoor gatherings.
  • Avoid contact with sick individuals and stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw away immediately.
  • Clean frequently touched objects and surfaces.

You should wear a facemask in public and private settings, when you are unable to stay more then 6-feet away from people not in your household.

Learn More: How to Protect Yourself & Others | CDC

COVID-19 Exposure & Testing

If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 – fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or muscle aches – please contact us by phone at (845) 563-8000 before coming into the office. A telehealth appointment with a provider will help determine the type of COVID-19 test needed and the best location for testing based on the level of care needed. Patients generally remain in their cars for evaluation and drive-up testing in order to best protect other patients and our staff.  If you are having a medical emergency, call 911.

Antibody IgG Testing

Cornerstone also offers antibody IgG testing for COVID-19. If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have had symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and it’s been at least 21 days since first experiencing symptoms, this test may be able to detect the presence of antibodies indicating an immune response after COVID-19 infection. The test is run on a small blood sample, which is sent to a lab to be processed. Positive results signify that antibodies are present, but protective immunity based on these results has yet to be established in clinical trials. If you are interested in receiving an antibody test, please call Cornerstone Family Healthcare at (845) 563-8000.

COVID-19 Vaccines

Cornerstone Family Healthcare is proud to be an approved distributor of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine. The vaccine is the most effective tool in slowing the spread COVID-19 and preventing people from developing serious illness.

All New Yorkers age 5 and up are now eligible for the vaccine.

When it is your turn, we encourage you to get vaccinated for yourself, your family, your community, the healthcare workers, and everyone who’s battling the pandemic on the front lines. 

While the vaccination process is underway, everyone should wear a mask, social distance and avoid small and large gatherings.

Get more detailed information about the COVID-19 vaccine here.

You can also visit the New York State website.

Your Other Healthcare Needs

Cornerstone Family Healthcare is still open to see patients, online through a virtual visit or in-person, for all of their healthcare needs. Cornerstone’s first priority will always be the health and safety of our community. Do not let fear of potential exposure to COVID-19 prevent you from seeking care when it is needed. We have put policies and procedures into place in accordance with CDC guidelines to make sure visits are as safe as possible for our patients, employees and the community.

Mental Health Support

The COVID-19 outbreak is a confusing and stressful time for all of us.  While it affects us all differently, it is important to look out for loved ones and neighbors who are especially at risk.  If you, or someone you know, are struggling with anxiety, depression, or any other mental health or substance use concerns, please call us at (845) 563-8000 to book an appointment with one of our behavioral health specialists.

Press Releases & Previous Updates

Orange County Department of Health Resources

Standing Commissioner’s Order for Isolation of Lab Confirmed COVID-19

Any person who has tested positive for COVID-19 through laboratory testing is required to remain isolated at the individual’s place of residence until such time as the Orange County Department of Health determines that the individual is no longer infectious in accordance with the clearance criteria as set forth by the CDC and/or the New York State Department of Health. Furthermore, any person so isolated must adhere to the Isolation Protocol.

Read complete order:

CDC Resources

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