Information You Need: CDC Updated Close Contact Definition

Information You Need: CDC Updated Close Contact Definition

The CDC recently updated their definition for a “close contact”. Current guidance is as follows: “someone who spent 15 minutes...

Information You Need: Vaccine Update

Information You Need: Vaccine Update

Two vaccine candidates created by Pfizer and Moderna have completed their phase three trials during November. Although results from these trials are...

Quick Question: Are there any benefits for the flu shot and COVID?

Quick Question: Are there any benefits for the flu shot and COVID?

Yes, absolutely! Receiving a flu shot helps with two important goals: (1) it reduces your risk of catching the flu,...

Quick Question: Is someone contagious after their isolation period ends?

Quick Question: Is someone contagious after their isolation period ends?

Most COVID-19 patients with symptoms are considered no longer infectious when they are 10 days past first symptoms AND have...

Information You Need: Children’s MMR Vaccine and COVID-19

Information You Need: Children’s MMR Vaccine and COVID-19

It is now more important than ever to receive your regular vaccines!  Research is demonstrating that existing vaccines may help...

Quick Question: Can Pets Get COVID-19?

Quick Question: Can Pets Get COVID-19?

The answer is that yes, pets can get COVID-19 but rarely. There have been a few reports of pets, including...

Information You Need: COVID-19 Vaccine Myth-busters

Information You Need: COVID-19 Vaccine Myth-busters

After receiving community feedback, it was clear that many of you wanted to know more about vaccines and immunity surrounding...

Latest Developments: Diabetes and COVID-19

Latest Developments: Diabetes and COVID-19

People with chronic health conditions (e.g., diabetes, heart disease) are more likely to experience complications from COVID-19. These underlying conditions,...

Latest Developments: Smoking, Vaping, and COVID-19

Latest Developments: Smoking, Vaping, and COVID-19

Research has noted that smoking itself may increase the risk of severe COVID-19 infection, especially because the virus mainly targets...

Quick Question: How long does it take for someone who has been infected with COVID-19 to develop symptoms?

Quick Question: How long does it take for someone who has been infected with COVID-19 to develop symptoms?

This is an important question, but it does not have a straightforward answer. On average, someone who becomes infected with...