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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Page

As the Coronavirus continues to spread, we want to ease your fears by providing you with up-to-date, accurate information.

Keeping Kids Safe an evidence-based approach to protecting kids during the school year.

COVID-19 Vaccine

As of May 13, 2021 the COVID-19 Vaccination Program is open to everyone 12 years and older.  To search for a vaccine site click here.

ID NOW Covid-19 Patient Fact Sheet

School Decision Making Tool for Parents, Caregivers, and Guardians

Connecticut COVID-19 Response

PHA COVID-19 Office Protocols

How to Isolate at Home if your Child Tests Positive for COVID

Watch our Covid  testing demonstration video

COVID Testing Sites 

Due to increase in testing volumes, it may take up to 5 days for you to get a scheduled appointment.  Results may take 2-5 days from the date of testing.

211 Connecticut has an interactive website that can filter the 250 available testing sites by zip code, age group, hours of operation and priority patient population.

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COVID Test Results

2 FREE and SECURE Tools to make it easy to get your child’s test results; MyChart & MyQuest


Go to: www.mychart.com
Click on: “Access My Chart”
Then Go to: MyChart Proxy Access


Go to:  www.myquest.questdiagnostics.com/web/home
Click on: “Create Account”
Site offers: FAQ’s, Guides, Tutorials and Support


How to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Wash Hands often for 20 seconds and encourage others to do the same.

If no soap is available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue away or use your elbow.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes (ie: tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, cabinet handles, buttons).

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.  Stay at least 6 feet away from anyone showing obvious symptoms.  Avoid traveling to areas where the virus is spreading rapidly.

Stay home when you are sick.

Launder items including washable plush toys using the warmest water setting and dry items completely.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms can range from mild to severe.  The most common are fever, cough, and shortness of breath.  There also may be others, such as sore throat, runny nose, and some people may have no symptoms at all.

How long can a person be contagious?

The incubation period can be up to 14 days.  This is the time from when someone catches a virus until the time they start to feel sick.  Some people may be contagious even before they show symptoms.  People should be considered contagious until their symptoms are gone and have had at least 24 hours without fever, without taking fever medicine.

Do I need to wear a face mask?

Yes, the CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.  Click here for more information from the CDC on how to wear a cloth facing covering and make your own at home.


Important Resources:

Yale New Haven Hospital

Healthy Children

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

Family Strategies for COVID Stress

United Way of Fairfield Coastal County unemployment, childcare, mental health, medical insurance, finances, food, shelter and more

Children’s Vaccines During the Pandemic

Helpful Information about Gas and Electric Bills

COVID Toolkit for Young Adults 15 to 21 resources and tools designed for young adults to keep them healthy as they venture out.


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