As the situation with COVID-19 continues to change, it’s important that you do what you can to keep yourself and your family healthy. The resources that follow can help you stay up-to-date on the most recent guidelines for protecting your family from the virus and its new variants.
If you're experiencing long-term effects after getting COVID-19, it's important to contact your PCP. To help you make the most of the appointment with your provider, download this document.
One way to help keep your family protected from the virus is to get vaccinated. Everyone six months and older can be vaccinated in Connecticut. The vaccine is free, and you don't need to show an ID or proof of insurance. There are many places where you can get the vaccine – your primary care provider’s (PCP) office, local pharmacies, or at a vaccine clinic.
To search for the best location for you to get the vaccine, click here.
You can also text your zip code to GETVAX (438829) for details about clinics in your area. You'll also receive a phone number to call to get help with travel, childcare, and more.
Check here for free testing site locations:
Free COVID-19 testing sites.
What should you do if you are exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19? How long should you isolate from others if you or a family member tests positive? For guidance on when you should stay home and when you should isolate from others, review these guidelines from the CDC.
To help stay healthy, be sure to wash your hands regularly to keep germs from spreading. You can use hand sanitizer if you’re not able to use soap and water.
Here are five steps to follow to clean your hands thoroughly:
It’s important to keep your house clean, and when someone is sick, to disinfect as well. For the best approach to reducing germs on surfaces and decreasing the risk of infection from surfaces, follow these steps from the CDC.
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