Take Other COVID Precautions

Stay Up to Date on Your Vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free. 

Keep Your Distance

Keep 6 feet from people outside your household. Avoid large gatherings.

Wear Your Mask

Wear a mask or cloth face covering in public spaces, especially when it’s hard to keep a safe physical distance (for example, in grocery stores and public transit). Make sure your mask fits properly, fully covering your nose and mouth.

In January 2022, CDC offered additional guidance to the different types of masks and respirators. High filtration masks offer most protection, but if you do not have access to this mask, considered double-masking with multi-layered masks. To protect yourself and others from COVID-19, CDC continues to recommend that you wear the most protective mask you can, that fits well and that you will wear consistently. 

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Wash Your Hands and Stop the Spread of Germs

Stay Home if you Feel Sick

Please note: If you think you’re having a medical emergency, call 911 right away. Don’t delay. Chest pain, difficulty breathing, or any serious medical problem should be treated right away. Emergency medical professionals are available to treat you safely.

Symptoms of COVID-19

People with COVID-19 experience a wide range of symptoms. Symptoms can be very mild or more severe. They include: 

  • fever or chills
  • cough
  • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • fatigue
  • muscle or body aches
  • headache
  • new loss of taste or smell
  • sore throat
  • congestion or runny nose
  • nausea or vomiting
  • diarrhea

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or you feel you may have been exposed to the coronavirus, don’t panic. Stay home, self-isolate, call your doctor or visit a test site to get a COVID test.

Please do not wait for a test or for your results to isolate yourself! If you feel sick enough to be concerned about COVID, please stay home and isolate yourself from others right away.

Take Precautions When Gathering

Learn steps you can take to protect yourself and loved ones when gathering for activities, events, or holidays.

Follow Travel Advisories

The State of Connecticut does not currently have travel mandates or requirements in place. However, health officials encourage people to be aware that travel still increases the chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. We urge you to continue taking precautions when you travel.

Travelers should review the CDC's travel guidance when planning travel outside of their local community. 

Do not travel if you:

  • are sick
  • are considered infectious after testing positive for COVID-19
  • should be quarantining after exposure to a person with COVID-19
  • are waiting for the results of your COVID test

The CT Travel Advisory page offers additional information.


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