Resource Information for Coronavirus and Helpful Links

Posted on March 18, 2020


List of Emergency Orders Issued by Governor Lamont

To view the complete list of executive orders enacted by Governor Lamont, click here.

March 10, 2020: Declaration of Civil Preparedness and Public Health Emergencies

For a list of Emergency Orders from our State Agencies: Click Here


The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have created a series of informational tips and resources in order to; protect yourself and others, read about the most FAQ’s, and/or determine if you are sick/what to do.

What is the coronavirus (COVID-19)?
The coronavirus or COVID-19, is a respiratory disease that emerged in China in December 2019. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans.

Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.  Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans.

What are the symptoms?
Emergency warning signs include*

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately.

To read more on what to do if you are sick, click here.

How does it spread?

  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

How do I protect myself from contracting the virus?

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

**If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection**

 How do I protect my family from contracting the virus?

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who at a higher risk of getting sick.

To view more precautionary measures, click here.

To find out how to protect your children, what is the risk of your child/children becoming sick and other more frequently asked questions, click here.

Number of coronavirus cases reported in the United States

To see the reported cases of coronavirus in states throughout the United States and other exposure related information click the map below. This site is updated regularly (at noon) Mondays through Fridays.

Below is a comprehensive list of other state and federal resources you can reference for all coronavirus related information, questions/answers, and services.

Statewide Resources

Federal Resources

More information
For the most up-to-date information from the State of Connecticut on COVID-19, including guidance and other resources, all residents in the state are encouraged to visit

This website is updated daily with the latest information from the governor and state agencies.