CDC Covid-19 Self-Check tool

The highly advised and recommended quarantine period still stands at 14 days (where possible) in the event that you have been exposed to COVID-19. Learn more about the preferred and acceptable minimum quarantine timeframes by clicking the link below.

Health Alert!

If you are experiencing a persistent cough, fever, or shortness of breath, please call your Alliance Community Healthcare office to speak with a member of your Care Team about your symptoms. The Alliance Community Healthcare Coronavirus response line can be reached at – 551-220-5700. Please do NOT come into the Health Center offices for your safety, the safety of our staff and other patients. For general questions about COVID-19 (Coronavirus), call the NJ state 24-hour free public hotline: 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253 if using an out-of-state phone line. Should you develop severe symptoms such as chest pains, confusion, trouble staying conscious, or a blue color to your lips or face, please call emergency services (911) immediately.

Alerta de salud!

Si tiene tos persistente, fiebre o dificultad para respirar, I lame a la oficina de Alliance Community Healthcare para hablar con un miembro de su equipo de atenci6n sobre sus sfntomas. Puede comunicarse con la lfnea de respuesta al coronavirus de Alliance Community Healthcare al 551-220-5700. Por favor NO entre a las oficinas del Centro de Salud por su seguridad, la seguridad de nuestro personal y otros pacientes. Para preguntas generales sobre COVID-19 (Coronavirus), llame a la lfnea directa publica gratuita las 24 horas del dfa del estado de New Jersey: 1-800-222-1222 o 1-800-962-1253 si usa una I fnea telef6nica de otro estado. Si desarrolfa sfntomas graves como dolor en el pecho, confusion, dificultad para mantenerse consciente o un color azul en los labios o la cara, lame inmediatamente a los servicios de emergencia (911).

Keeping you and your family safe

As your ally in life, Alliance Community Healthcare is dedicated to keeping you and your family safe. We have created this resource hub to keep you informed and updated on the coronavirus pandemic as we believe in the collective effort to keeping each other healthy. The ACH team is equipped with the skills, supplies, and knowledge of the practice measures needed to combat the virus.

Our sites and site equipment are regularly sterilized for the safety of our team and our patients. Keep reading to learn more about the coronavirus and how you can participate in the solution to flattening the infection curve.

Coronavirus FAQ

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by SARS CoV-2, a strain of coronavirus. The term COVID-19 is an abbreviation with ‘CO’ standing for corona, ‘VI’ for virus, ‘D’ for disease and ‘19’ for 2019 as the year the disease was recognized.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Symptoms of COVID-19 can appear as soon as 2 days after exposure and as late as 14 days. The symptoms include:

Loss of taste and/or smell
Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Fever (of 100.4F or greater)
Muscle or body aches
Nausea or vomiting

The severity of symptoms varies from person-to-person depending on factors such as age, medical conditions, and how soon symptoms are addressed. Please seek emergency services if you or someone you know is experiencing the following:

Persistent chest pains or pressure
Trouble breathing
Bluish color to lips or face
Inability to wake or stay awake
New confusion—appearing disoriented, or distracted with difficulty thinking clearly

Is there a cure for COVID-19?

There is no cure for COVID-19 and symptom management varies depending on the severity of symptoms. Social distancing measures have been put in place as to slow the spread of the virus. However, there have been breakthroughs in terms of vaccines to help the immune system recognize and better attack the virus in the event of infection.

You can learn more on our About the Vaccine page and by visiting the CDC website.

Who is most vulnerable to COVID-19?

Older adults and individuals with severe underlying medical conditions generally are the most vulnerable to COVID-19. The risk of infection itself is not limited to the aforementioned groups as anyone can contract the virus and experience mild to severe symptoms despite their status of health.

How can I avoid being infected and infecting others?

Social distancing measures have been established to keep everyone safe. Do not leave home unless you must for work, essentials or for emergencies. Avoid having people over or visiting others.

If you must go out, always wear a mask, and maintain a distance of six feet when interacting with others outside of those you live with. You can carry hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol content. Avoid touching your face or mask.

Remember to wash your hands for at least twenty seconds with soap and water. At home, clean and disinfect any common surfaces. Cover your sneeze or cough with your elbow or a tissue (which you should safely discard afterwards).

Do masks help slow the spread of infection?

Masks help protect you and those around you as a barrier preventing respiratory droplets from reaching others. Even if you are not feeling sick, you should still wear a mask as you can still be a presymptomatic (not showing symptoms yet) or asymptomatic showing no symptoms) carrier of COVID-19.

To learn more about the mask recommendations and their effectiveness, visit the CDC page.

COVID-19 Boosters & Testing available at Alliance Community Healthcare. We also offer COVID-19 vaccines for children aged 5 and up.Call today at 201.451.6300!