As we face the coronavirus pandemic, accurate information and reliable resources are critical. Below are some messages and links that could be useful for Connecticut residents. For the latest updates on COVID-19 in Connecticut, please visit ct.gov/coronavirus.
Testing and Symptoms
Have mild symptoms and want to get tested for COVID-19? Call your primary care doctor or dial 2-1-1 to learn more about finding a test near you.
For a list of testing locations, site requirements and more: visit https://www.211ct.org/search/67201508.
For a list of COVID-19 symptoms, visit the CDC information page.
Have severe symptoms? Call 9-1-1 or go to the emergency room.
Visit ct.gov/coronavirus for more information.
Have COVID-19 symptoms but no doctor?
These resources can help:
- Call 2-1-1 or visit www.211ct.org for a list of providers in your area, including your local community health center
- Hartford HealthCare Hotline: (860) 972-8100
- Yale New Haven Health: (833)-275-9644
- Bristol Hospital Coronavirus Info Line: (860) 261-6855
- Stamford Health: (203) 276-4111
- Trinity Health Community COVID Hotline: (888) 786-2790
How To Protect Yourself and Your Family
- Stop the spread of COVID-19. Practice social distancing. Stay 6 feet away from anyone who does not live in your household. This will save lives.
- Wear a facemask when you are in public places. Stay home as much as you can and when in public, avoid large groups.
- Stay home when you’re sick. Only go out for essential trips like grocery shopping or to the pharmacy or doctor’s appointment. Wash your hands, wear a face mask if you have to go out, and stay home.
- Avoid touching your face and make sure to wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water.
- To learn more about how to protect yourself, visit the CDC’s resource page.
How To Find Help
Looking for resources? Call 2-1-1 or visit https://uwc.211ct.org/covid19resources/ to get help on topics including housing support, paying your bills, filing for unemployment or finding a primary care doctor near you.
Looking for emotional or mental health support services? Visit 2-1-1’s Coronavirus Mental Health Resources page where you can find mental health tips to reduce stress during a pandemic, providers in your area, crisis hotlines and many more resources.
Looking for legal assistance? CT residents seeking legal information can visit https://ctlawhelp.org/en/coronavirus. If legal assistance is required, call Statewide Legal Services at 1-800-453-3320.
Health Disparities and COVID-19
COVID-19 is impacting people of color at much higher rates. Learn more about why and how to protect yourself by downloading this informational flyer prepared by the People of Color Health Initiative, chaired by the Ministerial Health Fellowship.