COVID-19 General Guidance

Test to Treat

The Test-to-Treat initiative has been implemented to promote easy access to testing and antiviral treatment for individuals who may have contracted COVID-19. This program is free for everyone who is 18 years or older, whether they have health insurance or not. Test-to-treat sites are available at selected pharmacies, urgent care centers, and federally qualified health centers across Connecticut. People can also seek advice from their healthcare providers for antiviral treatment.

For more information consult: Home (test2treat.org)

Practice Everyday Preventive Actions

Practice and remind others of the importance of using everyday preventive actions that can help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses. Yes, these are simple strategies, and they work:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue. Throw the tissue in a lined trash container.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Germs spread this way.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily (e.g., tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles) using regular household detergent and water.
    • If surfaces are dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent and water prior to disinfection. For disinfection, a list of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved products is available at Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fighting Products. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
  • Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious foods.
  • Get an annual flu shot and future vaccines that are developed to fight new communicable illnesses.

Know Your COVID-19 Community Level

Isolation and Exposure

Mask Guidance

Schools and Child Care Program Guidance

Travel Guidance

Vaccinations

  • Everyone 6 months and up is encouraged to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more about COVID vaccines here.

Additional Resources