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Community and Tribal Nation Guidance for COVID-19 Self Tests and Masks:
Testing is critically important to help reduce the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Self-testing is also useful for screening for COVID-19 immediately before an activity to see if you are positive for COVID-19. Self-testing offers fast results and is one of several options for testing available.
Testing is only one of many risk-reduction measures. Vaccination & getting a booster shot, masking and social distancing are also essential risk-reduction actions people should take to stop the spread of COVID-19. Whenever possible, municipal officials and tribal nation elders should promote vaccination, masking and social distancing in their communities.
Here are some guidelines for the community-based distribution of COVID-19 self-tests:
- The majority of COVID-19 self-tests are being distributed through cities and towns:
- Cities and towns have discretion to develop the distribution model that best fits their community
- Distribution should prioritize vulnerable populations and provide access to self-test kits after traditional work hours
- Cities and towns may use a portion of the tests to ensure the availability of their essential workforce (e.g., emergency responders)
- Please encourage people to take only what they need for immediate use; limit distribution to a maximum of four self-test kits per household
- Directions in English and Spanish are enclosed in test kits. Additional languages will be posted online in the upcoming day(s)
- It’s important that the self-test kits are stored between 36 – 86 degrees Fahrenheit
- All towns/tribal nations can pick up test kits at the designated DEMHS regional sites on Thursday, December 30th
Here are some guidelines for the community-based distribution of masks:
- In the upcoming week, the state of Connecticut will also be working with communities to distribute masks to residents
- There will be no limit on N95 masks being requested from communities
- DEMHS regional coordinators will provide guidance to communities and partner agencies on submitting WebEOC resource requests for N95 masks
- The following schedule reflects the distribution plan for requested N95 masks:
- Wednesday, January 5th: Regions 1 and 2 can pick up masks at designated DEMHS regional sites
- Thursday, January 6th: Regions 3, 4, and 5 can pick up masks at designated DEMHS regional sites
**Please reach out to your regional DEMHS coordinator if you have any questions about the locations or logistics**
Thank you for your participation in this initiative
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