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Posted on: March 10, 2020

[ARCHIVED] What to Do to Prepare for the Corona Virus

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  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after visiting the restroom; before eating; after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing or touching your face.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then discard the tissue in the trash. Clean your hands AGAIN.
  • Use alcohol gel hand sanitizers when soap and water are not available. 
  • Utilize disinfectant wipes to wipe down high-touch areas such as counters, keyboards, doorknobs and other areas with frequent hand exposure. 
  • Keep hand cleansers with you. 
  • Avoid congregating in large highly-populated spaces or events.
  • Stay home if you are feeling unwell.
  • Call your physician should you develop a fever and a cough or difficulty breathing.
  • Call you physician or Hartford Healthcare Testing line 860-972-8100 for a virtual screening and referral for test

Additional resources and information for assistance programs may be available through Human Services 860-665-8590 and through this  link at

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