Covid-19 Resource Page


Summer Safety Tips including follow CDC guidance when out in the summer with a crowd.  Follow state travel guidelines, get vaccinated when you can, find outdoor activities.  From Alexis Anderkin, PA
COVID Vaccine update for April 14.  Information about the Johnson and Johnson vaccine pause.  The pause is exactly what is supposed to happen when they are unsure about a vaccine.  For more information and to read the press release put out by the CDC, check out their website.
COVID Vaccine update for April 14.  Information about the Johnson and Johnson vaccine pause.  The pause is exactly what is supposed to happen when they are unsure about a vaccine.  For more information and to read the press release put out by the CDC, check out their website.
COVID Vaccine update for April 14.  Information about the Johnson and Johnson vaccine pause.  The pause is exactly what is supposed to happen when they are unsure about a vaccine.  For more information and to read the press release put out by the CDC, check out their website.

COVID Vaccine update for April 14.  Information about the Johnson and Johnson vaccine pause.  The pause is exactly what is supposed to happen when they are unsure about a vaccine.  For more information and to read the press release put out by the CDC, check out their website.
AFP office is open for adult physicals and child well checks.
Masks need to be worn in our office to protect staff and patients.
COVID Vaccine Update for Jan 27.  COVID Vaccine Myths.

Phase One, Phase Two and Phase Three Graphic.  Timeline from December 2020 through June 2021


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Planning and Preparedness responding to Coronavirus:  --https://contentsharing.net/actions/email_web_version.cfm?ep=hZVzq0N-7EAl2ZvBzCbQpWvWovydKagtFZgLsL8MMjY1hB_YnY2NMLjCf4yxuyCPwxhdwnCW5Zmdog7p0-Nn8Sd1Lip2YTXjglVWq2QiwHKGFnHpZVVSiDk4kwu3oR1A
Vaccine info in MA -- https://www.mass.gov/covid-19-vaccine-in-massachusetts
Below is some older Covid-19 information that may be useful to our patients

~Article by AMA about holiday gatherings in 2020


Revised employer letter regarding Covid-19 and work.

MA Dept of Public Health has added new Flu vaccine requirements for school age children

RECENTLY TESTED FOR COVID-19?

If you have been in contact with someone with COVID-19*, you MUST stay home and away from others for 14 days after your last contact with that person. This is true EVEN IF YOU HAVE TESTED NEGATIVE FOR SARS-CoV-2** FOLLOWING YOUR EXPOSURE.  Please review the link below from the CDC for important details about what to do while waiting for your SARS-CoV-2 test results.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/php/318271-A_FS_KeyStepsWhenWaitingForCOVID-19Results_3.pdf

CONFUSED ABOUT THE MA TRAVEL ORDERS?

Effective August 1, 2020, all visitors and returning residents entering Massachusetts must follow new travel orders. Please review the link below for the latest update from mass.gov.

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-travel-order

Click the link below to complete the Massachusetts Travel Form.

https://www.mass.gov/forms/massachusetts-travel-form

It is challenging to keep up to date with this rapidly changing guidance. For example, those states classified as "low risk" may change based upon daily COVID-19 prevalence data. We encourage you to check back on our COVID-19 Resource page frequently. Please also follow the latest updates from the Commonwealth by clicking the link below where you can sign up for text and email alerts.

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-updates-and-information

*COVID-19 stands for the*COronaVirus Disease 2019. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”.

**SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19. The most commonly used tests available for COVID-19 search for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 viral particles.


Why We Stay Home

The book Why We Stay Home is a great way to explain Covid-19 to children! Thanks to authors Devon Scott and Samantha Harris and to Amherst Parents Group for sharing this downloadable book (not sponsored by AFP) ~ Go here to download this important resource-- www.millieandsuzie.com


~Reconnect! But Not Return to Normal Yet Article by Jenna Gigliotti, MPAS, PA-C

~The Homestead Model article by Dr. Kate in the Daily Hampshire Gazette!


Our informative blog post with Dr. Michele Spirko, head of our Covid-19 Task Force.  The safety of AFP patients and staff is priority for us!

Great local resources available to the residents of the Pioneer Valley and  Hampshire County