At AFC Urgent Care Danbury,  we understand your concerns and apprehensions regarding the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Please know that the health, safety and well-being of our patients and staff remain our absolute top priority. This is a responsibility each and every one of us take very seriously. As we continue to carefully monitor the situation with the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our local CT health agencies, we are taking additional precautions which include the following strategies:

**All patients are being prescreened outside of all three of our Danbury urgent care centers, so that no suspected COVID-19 patients enter. Everyone undergoes an initial assessment for COVID-19 symptoms by phone or in person prior to entering our facilities and directed to the appropriate place of care or testing facility.

**In addition to complying with the CDC guidelines for proper healthcare provider hygiene and surface disinfection, we undergo a sequence of relentless cleaning and sanitation measures.

**All team members remain diligent about frequent hand washing and utilizing hand sanitizer before and after every visit.

**Employees are medically screened prior to each shift and are instructed to stay home if they are not feeling well.

**Waiting rooms are controlled to increase social distancing and patients are directed to wait in their cars to be seen when necessary.

**If you are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19(and not symptoms of allergies) or have been exposed to someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19, please call us before coming to the clinic for further instruction. You can also call 211 and the call center will professionally guide you to the next steps in care treatment.

**Follow the hygiene and social distancing protocols as outlined in the CDC guidelines – this includes proper hand washing, avoiding the touching of eyes/nose/mouth with unwashed hands, covering your mouth and nose or use the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze, and stay home from activities if you are ill and/or have fever.

**Monitor the directives set forth by our federal, state and local governments.

AFC Urgent Care Vernon is ready to pre screen you!

AFC Urgent Care Vernon is here to help you and your family during this time of crisis. We are located at 179 Talcottville Rd, Vernon, CT 06066 and are staffed by licensed professionals, ready to assist you. We are also open 7 days a week Monday-Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday-Sunday 8am-2pm and we accept most insurances.

PLEASE remember to wash your hands frequently, cover your coughs and sneezes and keep yourself at a safe 6 feet distance from others. We care about our patients and our community and are only a phone call away for your questions in regard to Coronavirus. You may also visit our FAQ’s https://buff.ly/3bptikR or CT. Gov https://buff.ly/2vWrhNK for up to date information in regards to the Coronavirus.

Thank you and stay well,

Your AFC Urgent Care family.