How You Can Tell the Difference Between Allergies, Cold, Flu and COVID-19

To keep anxiety levels down, and reduce the crush on local healthcare during the coronavirus pandemic, it’s important to know the difference between seasonal allergies or other illness and the more serious COVID-19.

“This novel coronavirus causes a respiratory illness manifested by fever, cough and difficulty breathing,” said Dr. Virginia Bieluch, the chief of infectious diseases at The Hospital of Central Connecticut. Pay particular attention to that combination of three symptoms. Less frequently, says the World Health Organization, a COVID-19 infection can produce symptoms similar to the flu like aches and pains, sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion or diarrhea. Active Day will provide additional information if and as needed as we continue monitoring this situation. If you have any concerns, please call your center or your health care provider.

About Active Day
Active Day is proud of its 30 year history as the leading provider of adult day health services in the United States. With over 100 centers now operating in 13 states, the company has a growing footprint and an expansive member population that stretches across the United States. At Active Day, their 9,000 + members are at the center of everything they do, providing the highest quality personalized care to seniors and adults with special needs. Their more than 2,000 employees are passionate about their individual roles in providing that care and creating fun & engaging communities for their members to attend each day. Additionally, as a complement to its adult day health services, Active Day offers personal home care services in Kentucky and Massachusetts.