Tag Archives: COVID Testing

4 Outdoor Activities for Fall and Winter During COVID-19

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), outdoor activities are still safer to take part in than indoor activities due to COVID-19.1 Though, with chilly weather settling in in many regions, this may mean changing some of our go-to adventures. Luckily, fall and winter bring a host of new opportunities to enjoy […]

COVID-19 Testing for Sports Fans

BioReference has been providing COVID-19 testing for sports fans since early 2021 when the Buffalo Bills hosted the Wild Card game in January. It was the first time fans had been welcomed in the stadium since the pandemic began, and testing was mandatory in order to attend. Since then, BioReference has provided countless COVID-19 fan […]

COVID-19 vs. Flu vs. Allergies vs. Cold | Comparing Cases

As the weather cools and the leaves continue to change, it’s time again to start preparing for cold and flu season. However, with COVID-19 still a pressing issue, and winter allergies emerging, it can often be tough to decipher between illnesses when you feel like you might be coming down with something. Here, we’re breaking […]

Ghosts, Goblins, COVID-19 and Flu

While gearing up for haunted houses, costume parties or other spooky fun this weekend, it’s suggested to also prepare for potential sniffles, fevers and coughs – because cold and flu season are back. However, there is no need to catch a fright – here are some common symptoms, tips to prevent illness this season and testing options available […]

COVID-19 Game Plan

Getting back to Playing Ball The days are getting shorter, there is a cool crisp in the air, and the leaves are changing colors; it’s undoubtedly fall. The return of the autumnal season also means football has kicked-off, baseball playoffs are here, basketball is just beginning, hockey players are ready to hit the ice, and […]

COVID-19 Testing for Large Employers

As data from public health entities continues to emerge about COVID-19 and the Delta variant, we have learned it is more infectious and leading to increased transmissibility when compared with other variants. With the Delta variant accounting for more than 93% of new COVID-19 cases and being more than 2x as contagious as previous variants, according […]

Returning to In-Person Learning During COVID-19

Returning to In-Person Learning During COVID-19 The 2021 back-to-school season has been unlike any other – and the COVID-19 vaccine and COVID testing have been added to this year’s ‘back-to-school checklists’. With the Delta variant accounting for more than 93% of new COVID-19 cases, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

COVID-19 Testing Update: Delta Variant

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As you have probably seen in the news, genetic variants of SARS-CoV-2 have been emerging and circulating around the world throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Most notable variants are the B.1.1.7 (Alpha), B.1.351 (Beta), P.1 (Gamma) and B.1.617.2 (Delta) variants, which seem to spread more easily and quickly than other variants and may lead to more […]

Sexually Transmitted Infections and the Pandemic

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Sexually Transmitted Infections and the Pandemic Since the start of the pandemic, Americans have been told to stay home and remain socially distant to stay healthy. While stay at home orders and quarantine offered protection from COVID-19, they came at a cost to routine health and wellness visits including STI testing. A study published in […]

School is (Almost) Back In-Session

Return To School Safely As we continue through the dog days of summer, many parents, teachers and administrators are shifting gears to back-to-school season, and thinking about what in-person learning may look like amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Testing students will be key for schools looking to re-open, as many primary and secondary education students are […]