Many Connecticut residents are concerned about the Coronavirus and what that means to their families. Important information about the disease and how to be best prepared can be found below, as well as, link to resources that may provide additional information.
How Can People Protect Themselves: Protecting yourself and your family comes down to common sense
Washing hands with soap and water
Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.
Following guidance from the CDC and the Connecticut DPH.
For more information please visit the CDC website by clicking here.
What to Do if You Think You’re Sick: If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and may have had contact with a person with COVID-19 or recently traveled to countries with apparent community spread, call your healthcare provider or your local health department first before seeking medical care so that appropriate precautions can be taken.
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What is Connecticut doing in response to COVID-19: For the most up-to-date information, from the State of Connecticut on COVID-19, all residents are encouraged to visit www.ct.gov/coronavirus and the FAQs page the Office of Governor Lamont.
Updated on March 27, 2020 Total patients who tested positive : 1291
Unemployment or Furloughed from COVID-19: If you become unemployed or furloughed due to coronavirus, you should file for unemployment benefits ASAP with the Connecticut Department of Labor: Please go to www.filectui.com
Price Gouging in Connecticut: The Office of the Attorney General and the Department of Consumer Protection have received complaints from consumers about price hikes. Anyone who suspects price gouging should: File a complaint with the Office of the Attorney General by calling 860-808-5318 or online at https://www.dir.ct.gov/ag/complaint/.
Small Business Owners and COVID-19: The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved low interest loans for relief to businesses and nonprofits affected by the COVID-19 disaster declaration. For more information on how to apply, please visit: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/
Internal Revenue Service (IRS): The deadline to file federal tax returns has been changed from April 15 to July 15. For taxpayers, businesses and others affted by the coronavirus please visit: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): The State of Connecticut is requesting donations of PPE. For requested items please visit: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Pages/Request-for-Personal-Protective-Equipment
Access Health CT: New Special Enrollment Period starts Thursday, March 19th and ends on Tuesday, April 2nd. Please visit: https://learn.accesshealthct.com/
Social Security Administration (SSA): To find out what services SSA are continuing and which are suspending and other important information during this time please visit their COVID-19 web page at www.socialsecurity.gov/coronavirus/
Veterans Affairs: Please call your VA Medical Center before going to a clinic, urgent care, or emergency room. Ask your VA health care team about the option of care by phone or vide instead of a in-person visit.