COVID-19: Fact-based Information in the State of Connecticut

Rocky Hill, CT —The CT Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) recommends that CT residents use the most reliable, coordinated source of information about COVID-19 when making decisions to plan, prepare and respond to the outbreak. This recommendation follows from the National Academy of Medicine’s commentary “COVID-19: An Urgent Call for Coordinated, Trusted Sources to Tell Everyone What They Need to Know and Do,” (Mar. 5).

For CT, Gov. Ned Lamont has established https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus for the latest information, resources, and guidance on COVID-19. The site includes updates from the CT Department of Public Health State Laboratory on the results of state testing for COVID-19 and is the source for state and national information on:

  • What You Should Know
  • Public Health Resources
  • Information for Communities, Schools, Childcare Providers, businesses, and Travel
  • Checklists, Forms, and Print Materials
  • What’s New
  • News Releases

Additionally, the Governor announced the launch of a COVID-19 Infoline in partnership with the United Way of Connecticut for general questions. The infoline can be accessed by calling 2-1-1 or texting “CTCOVID” at 898211.

The Academy’s mission is to provide expert guidance on science and technology to the people and to the state of Connecticut and promote the application of science and technology to human welfare and economic well-being.

The Academy applauds the Governor and his administration for their efforts thus far. Our members and member networks are available to provide guidance during this current outbreak and will remain available to respond to scientific and technological issues that affect the people and the state of Connecticut in the future.

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