COVID-19 Information

Connecticut Halloween Guidance

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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic requires all of us to take steps to keep ourselves, our families, and our communities safe and healthy: wear our masks, wash our hands frequently, and maintain social distancing. As a result, we will need to celebrate many fall traditions differently this year, including Halloween. Traditional Halloween activities carry a high risk for spreading COVID-19, but we can reduce that risk significantly by organizing and participating in fun, lower or moderate risk alternatives. The holiday may look different this year, but the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CT DPH) believes we can still enjoy a happy (and healthy) Halloween.

The CT DPH recommends that everyone planning to participate in Halloween activities this year review the guidance recently issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That guidance describes “lower” “moderate” and “higher” risk activities. DPH recommends that Connecticut residents avoid higher risk Halloween traditions and focus celebrations on lower and moderate risk activities.

The ability to maintain social distancing and follow face-covering rules is especially important when participating in Halloween activities. In addition, please refrain from leaving your home for any Halloween activity and do not pass out Halloween candy if you are ill or have traveled to one of the states listed on the Connecticut travel advisory between October 16th and October 30th (i.e. 14 days before Halloween). In this case, you should be following the testing and self-quarantining guidelines, per Executive Order No. 9C. CDC guidance and safety tips are summarized below, along with additional considerations for restaurants and colleges and Universities.

COVID-19 Press Releases

CDC Microsite for Coronavirus

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Northeast Governors From Connecticut, New York, New Jersey Announce Collective Measures to Combat Spread of COVID-19

CT ReOpens – Governor Ned Lamont – Reopening Processess – Safer. Stronger. Together.

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June 15, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Provided by: The State of Connecticut, Department of Health, Environmental Health and Drinking Water Branch

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Provided by: Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development

"We know many Connecticut businesses are struggling as they deal with the effects of COVID-19. We appreciate their perseverance and know they share our commitment to keeping our residents healthy. The state, working with its federal partners, has several programs and initiatives in place to assist businesses during this difficult period. For specific questions related to small business, email the Joint Information Center at COVID19.JIC@ct.gov, or call the DECD small business hotline at 860-500-2333. Individuals can call 2-1-1 for more information."

All businesses subject to Phase 1 and Phase 2 reopening rules are required to self-certify prior to opening.

Click Here for Sector Rules and Certification for Reopen

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Sun 25

COVID-19 Physician One Urgent Care

October 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Sun 25

COVID-19 Hartford HealthCare

October 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

Sun 25

COVID-19 Physician One Urgent Care

October 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Sun 25

COVID-19 Hartford HealthCare

October 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Mon 26

COVID-19 Testing Backus Hospital @ Dodd Stadium

October 26 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Mon 26

COVID-19 Physician One Urgent Care

October 26 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
Mon 26

COVID-19 Hartford HealthCare Norwich

October 26 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
Mon 26

COVID-19 UCFS – 226 E Main St., Griswold

October 26 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am EDT

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