Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that his administration, under the leadership of the Department of Public Health (DPH) and the support of several state agencies, is launching the State of Connecticut Joint Information Center – or JIC – as part of a coordinated effort to provide critical institutions playing a major role in the response with information on developments related to coronavirus (COVID-19).
The JIC is intended to provide all stakeholders – including the media, municipalities, school districts, hospitals, medical providers, colleges and universities, the business community, and others – with a resource to for specific information related to the State of Connecticut and its response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Beginning today, the JIC can be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 860-754-8342 or emailing COVID19.JIC@ct.gov.
Members of the public who have general questions about COVID-19 can still contact 2-1-1 for information. As always, anyone experiencing symptoms is strongly urged to contact their medical provider to seek treatment.
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 ct.gov/coronavirus.
New guidelines from the CDC indicate that health care workers while caring for patients suspected of having COVID-19, can use surgical face masks and face shields to prevent exposure to the coronavirus. The guidelines can be found using the following link.
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