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A Complete Guide to COVID-19 for Fertility Patients

Updated: May 3, 2023

A Note from Your Illume Fertility Family

We are continuing to update this page as new recommendations and information are supplied by the CDC and CT Department of Health. Make sure you bookmark this page so you can stay up to date on our current COVID-19 policies and safety regulations. 

Please note the updates to our COVID policies and procedures below as they relate to in-office appointments in 2023. Furthermore, as new variants continue to emerge, we are revisiting our guidelines regularly in order to prioritize the safety of all our patients and staff.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time as we work to keep your safety and fertility treatment success our top priority.


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Office Hours

7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Monday - Friday, weekends by appointment only

Danbury, Trumbull & Harrison:
7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Monday - Friday

6:45 AM – 3:00 PM
Monday - Friday

Our goal is to do our part in minimizing the spread of the virus while maintaining the needs of our patients.

All visits are by appointment only. No walk-in appointments will be permitted. Please call for an appointment or speak to your nurse or navigator via email or telephone with questions.

Please read through our current policies and procedures below. We do our best to give you all the facts about the status of COVID-19 and keep you up to date.

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

Curious about the COVID-19 vaccine? Let's talk.

Should I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Should I get a booster shot?

Does the vaccine cause infertility?

Why should I get vaccinated if I'm trying to conceive?

Does Illume Fertility provide vaccine exemptions?

What's the difference between Pfizer/Moderna vs Johnson & Johnson vaccines?

What are the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccines?

How does the vaccine work?

How effective are COVID-19 vaccines?

If I am pregnant or trying to conceive, should I get the vaccine?

What should I do if I've been exposed to COVID-19?

Illume Fertility Policy & Procedure FAQs

Get answers about our current COVID-19 policies, procedures and more.

Are you conducting appointments in the office again?

What should I do when I arrive for my appointment?

Can I keep my appointment if I've been exposed to COVID-19?

Is my partner/support person allowed to come to the appointment with me?

What are the current Illume Fertility mask policies?

If I become pregnant and then get COVID-19, will the baby be in danger?

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

According to the CDC, people with COVID-19 can have a wide range of symptoms - ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms or suspect you may have COVID-19, call your doctor immediately and stay at home until you are able to be assessed.  

Best Preventative Measures

Although the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic may be past us, it's always a good idea to follow these steps to keep yourself as healthy as possible and avoid viruses (including coronavirus):

  • When leaving home, grab a mask and wear it when it close proximity to others or whenever you feel comfortable doing so
  • Wash your hands frequently (20 seconds with soap and water)
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your inner elbow if you sneeze or cough
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Avoid sick individuals
  • Clean and disinfect your work area and home 
  • Stay aware of current COVID-19 risk levels in your community
  • Know if you are in or around an at-risk population (ex: older adults and people who are immunocompromised) as they need to be even more vigilant 


If you have a question about your personal health before coming in for a scheduled appointment or morning monitoring, please call your nurse or navigator.

Otherwise, we recommend staying up to date with the following resources:

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