Hospitals have a long history of fighting infectious diseases and are putting that practice to work in fighting today’s challenge: COVID-19. 


State Updates

Governor Ned Lamont's Executive Orders

Travel Advisory Updated

State Updates Weekly Color Coded Map Of High Spread Communities

WHO Renames COVID-19 Variants


Additional Emergency SNAP Benefits To Be Distributed To Eligible Households

White House Town Hall For Vaccine Providers

FDA Recommends Using Only NIOSH-Approved Respirators

Governor Issues Executive Order 12C

Governor Issues Executive Orders 12A and 12B
Executive Order 12A
Executive Order 12B

DPH Issues Modified Mask Guidance

DSS Provider Bulletin-Important Message

12-15 year Olds Eligible To Receive Pfizer Vaccine

DSS Provider Bulletin- Reinstatement Of Copayments For Medical Services Rendered To HUSKY B Members

Connecticut’s SNAP-Eligible Households To Receive Additional Emergency Food Benefits On May 15

FDA Amends Pfizer COVID Vaccine EUA-Makes Vaccine Available To Adolescents 12 Through 15 Years Of Age

CDC Issues New Interim Guidance For Full Vaccinated People

CDC Issues Updated Healthcare Infection Prevention And Control Recommendations In Response To COVID-19 Vaccination

CDC COCA Call: Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine and Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia

Additional Benefits To Be Released To SNAP-Eligible Households

CT DPH Issues Statement Supporting The FDA And CDC’s Decision To Lift Pause On J&J Vaccine Administration

U.S. State Department Updates Travel Guidance

ASPR TRACIE Exchange-The Work of Hospital Allied and Supportive Care Providers During COVID-19

DPH CoVP?Provider Bulletin, Week of April 19: Important Updates

DSS Provider Bulletin- Reinstating Standard Requirements - Medical Equipment, Devices And Supplies (MEDS) Signed Delivery Receipts Requirement And Prior Authorization Extensions

Governor Lamont Announces Plans To Ease Some COVID-Related Restrictions

FCC Announces 7-Day Application Period For Telehealth Funding

FDA Revokes EUA For Bamlanivimab

CDC Webinar: Diagnosis and Management Of Suspected Vaccine-Induced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia

ASPR TRACIE Express: COVID-19 Resources-April Update

DPH Releases Information On J&J Vaccine

CDC COCA Call: Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine and Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia – Update for Clinicians on Early Detection and Treatment

DPH Notifies Hospitals Of Available Funds

CDC Releases Updated Guidance On N95s--FDA Issues Letter To Healthcare Personnel And Facilities

DPH Updates Webpage Relative To Guidance On Who Can Administer COVID-19 Vaccines

Governor Issues Executive Order 10E

DSS Provider Bulletin- COVID-19 Vaccine Administration- Pharmacists/Interns/Technicians

DSS Provider Bulletin: Updated Vaccine Guidance-Medical Practitioners

DPH Issues Guidance For Vaccinating Patients Upon Discharge To Long-Term Care Facilities

DSS Provider Bulletin-Important Message- Prior Authorization

Connecticut House Of Representatives Vote To Extend PHE

CDC Science Brief- SARS-CoV-2 And Surface Transmission For Indoor Community Environment

FEMA Provides Information On COVID-19 Related Burial Assistance

Additional SNAP Benefits To 120,000 Households

Regional Disaster Health Response System Webinar

State To Accelerate Vaccine Administration Schedule

On-Line Seminar Key Ingredients For Vaccine Equity

FDA Authorizes At Home Molecular Test Kit

CDC Releases Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People

DSS Provider Important Message- Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine (Johnson and Johnson)

COCA Call-Thursday, March 11

Governor Eases Certain COVID-19 Restrictions

CMS Outreach & Education Resources For Partners During The Pandemic

FDA Grants EUA For J&J Vaccine

DPH Updated Guidance For Reporting Hospitalized Covid-19 Cases

CDC MMWR- First Month Of COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Monitoring — United States, December 14, 2020–January 13, 2021

CDC Updates FAQs Document-Clinical Questions About COVID-19

ASPR TRACIE Express: COVID-19 Resources-February Update

COVID-19 Assistance for Community Health (COACH) Program For Psychological First Aid And Emotional Support

Governor Outlines Next Phases For Age-Based Vaccine Eligibility

State Partners With Health Equity Solutions On Vaccine Rollout

DSS Provider Bulletin And FAQs Document-Telemedicine Guidance for Respiratory Care Services

DPH Updated COVID-19 Guidance For Healthcare Providers - Quarantine Post-Vaccination and Maximizing Fit For Medical Procedure Masks

HHS Makes 6th Amendment To PREP Act

Additional SNAP Benefits To Be Distributed February 18

President Biden Announces Members Of The Biden-Harris Administration Covid-19 Health Equity Task Force

DSS Provider Bulletin Updated FAQs Document

Executive Order 10A-Immunity Provisions For Hospitals And Nursing Homes To End March 1

Potential Solutions To The COVID-19 Oxygen Shortages

COVID-19 Clinical Rounds: Mass Critical Care

Statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Statistics

DSS Provider Bulletin-Important Provider Message And Updated FAQs Document

State Extends PHE-Federal Leader Discusses Extension Of Federal PHE

COVID-19 Vaccination Training Programs

CDC COCA Call-Treating Long COVID: Clinician Experience With Post-Acute COVID-19 Care

DPH Clarifies Phase 1b Eligibility

DSS Provider Bulletin- Reimbursement To Medical Providers For Vaccine Administration

DSS Provider Bulletin- Reimbursement For Vaccine Administration

CDC COCA Call-Treating Long COVID: Clinician Experience with Post-Acute COVID-19 Care

NCDMPH Webinar- The Impact of COVID-19 On Children and Families

CTIC Warns Of Potential COVID-19 Vaccination Scams

Reminder: CT DPH COVID-19 Guidance Documents

AHA COVID-19 Living Learning Network Open House Event COVID-19 Visitation Practices

ASPR TRACIE Releases Indexed Resource Document

FDA Issues Alert On Faulty Test Results

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls- January 2021

Federal PHE Extended:

Two Cases Of COVID-19 Variant Confirmed In Connecticut

AHA Outlines Actions To Expedite COVID-19 Vaccine Administration

CMS COVID-19 Infection Control Survey Tool For Acute And Continuing Care Facilities

DPH Blast Fax-VAMS Enrollment Guidance For Clinical Labs

COCA Call-COVID-19 Vaccines-Update On Allergic Reactions, Contraindications, And Precautions

DSS Provider Bulletins And FAQs Document
Provider Bulletin 2020-100 can be found here. An updated FAQs document can be found here.

CDC’s COVID-19 Racial And Ethnic Health Disparities Web Resource

ASPR TRACIE Express: COVID-19 Resources-December Update #3

ASPR TRACIE Express: COVID-19 Resources-December Update #2

AHA, AMA, ANA Joint Letter To Healthcare Professionals On COVID-19 Vaccine

CDC COVID-19 Partner Update-COVID-19 Response Vaccine Update

DSS Updated FAQs Provider Bulletin

CDC’s Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit

DPH Updates Guidance For Length Of Quarantine For Contacts With Persons With COVID-19

CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Communication Toolkit For Medical Centers, Clinics, And Clinicians

DPH Blast Fax-Reporting Requirements For SARS-COV-2 Test Results

CDC Updated Guidance On Collection And Submission Of Postmortem Specimens

CDC Updated Guidance On Collection And Submission Of Postmortem Specimens

COVID-19 Distribution Framework Released

ASPR TRACIE Express: COVID-19 Resources-December Update

State Updates Weekly Color Coded Map Of High Spread Communities

CMS Announces Comprehensive Strategy To Enhance Hospital Capacity Amid COVID-19 Surge
Additional information on the Acute Hospital Care at Home program can be found here.  Information on the clarifications related to ambulatory surgical center can be found here and FAQs documents can be found here and here.

State Unveils Smart Phone Tracing App

HHS ASPR Webinar- Surge, Alternative Care Site Planning, Crisis Standards Of Care

FDA Grants Emergency Authorization For Antibody Treatment

CDC Updates Interim Infection Prevention And Control Recommendations For Healthcare Personnel During The COVID-19 Pandemic

DPH Updates Sports Guidance, Recommendations and Sector Rules For Winter Season

ASPR Regional 1 Webinar - Update on the Current Treatment Options for COVID-19

FDA Approves Veklury (remdesivir)

DPH Blast Faxes: Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Webinar And Required Weekly Testing

AMA / CDC Project Firstline Webinar

CDC Updates Various Guidance Documents
Click here, here and here


State’s COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Group Meets-State Sends CDC Interim COVID Vaccination Plan

State Launches Weekly Color Coded Map Of High Spread Communities

Governor Lamont Announces Membership of COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Group

AHA Webinar On COVID-19 PPE Preservation Strategies

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls

DPH Issues Documents Relative To SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Testing
The guidance document can be found here and the form can be found here.

Funding For Housing Program Increased- Eviction Moratorium Extended

Federal Government Ends Oversight Of Remdesivir Distribution

DPH Issues Visitation Guidance To Nursing Homes And Chronic Disease Hospitals
The Blast Faxes can be found here and here.  The Commissioner Order can be found here.

CDC Releases Interim COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

DSS Updated FAQs Provider Bulletin

DPH Blast Fax 2020-89

ASPR TRACIE COVID-19 Webinars And New Resources

ASPR TRACIE Webinar Optimization Of Healthcare PPE And Supplies

FDA Webinar On Gowns And Other Apparel For Use By Health Care Personnel

Additional SNAP Benefits To Be Provided To Over 109,000 Households

FEMA Extends Approval Of Non-Congregate Sheltering Program Through October 1, 2020

Extensions On Sexual Harassment Training

CDC COCA Call--Testing And Treatment Of 2020-2021 Seasonal Influenza During The COVID-19 Pandemic

DCP Issues Guidance On Pharmacists Providing Vaccines To Children

Food Delivery Program For At Risk Populations During Pandemic

FEMA Releases New Policy For Declarations

DSS Provider Bulletin- CMAP COVID-19 Response – Bulletin 40: Temporary Rate Increase for Non-Sterile Gloves And Update FAQs Document

Governor Requests Extension Of Public Health Emergency

DPH Blast Fax 2020-87

CDC Updated Guidance on Quarantine After Travel

DPH Commissioner’s Advisory On Essential Worker Travel

2020-2021 Influenza Vaccination Recommendations and Clinical Guidance During The COVID-19 Pandemic

DSS CMAP COVID-19 Response Bulletin And Updated COVID-19 FAQs
The bulletin can be found here.  The updated FAQs document, dated August 13 can be found here.

CMS Provider Engagement Opportunities

OMH Virtual Symposium On COVID-19

HHS Office Of Minority Health Announces Upcoming Virtual Symposium to Advance the Response to COVID-19

FDA Provides Updates On Hand Sanitizers

CMS Releases Data Update

CDC’s EPIC Webinar-Promising Practices In Health Equity COVID-19

COVID-19 Clinical Rounds and Resources- CMS Stakeholder Calls
Information and registration for CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls for the dates: July 27 to August 14 can be found here.

AHA Seeks Delay In Repayments / Continued Suspension Of Medical Reviews
The letters can be found here and here.

CMS Extends 2019 Occupational Mix Survey

Special Session Called-Telehealth To Be Addressed

AHA Calls On Senate Leaders To Address COVID-19 Disparities

COVID-19 Clinical Rounds and Resources
Information on CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls can be found here.

Save the Date: Advancing the Response to COVID-19

CDC Releases Guidance on Coordinating Medical Resources to Optimize Care

DSS Issues Updated COVID-19 FAQs

HHS Announces Approximately $4 Billion in Additional Relief Payments to Healthcare Providers Impacted by COVID-19

FDA Warns Of False Positives From BD-Brand COVID-19 Tests

NIH Launches Clinical Trials Network To Test COVID-19 Vaccines And Other Prevention Tools

DPH Blast Fax

Travel Advisory Updated
DPH guidance for HCWs relative to travel can be found here.

Deadline Extension For CHNAs Urged By American Hospital Association, The Catholic Health Association, And The Association Of American Medical Colleges

CDC Discusses Latest COVID-19 Developments

DPH Blast Faxes- ALSA-RCH Resident and Staffing Testing Tool Kits

DSS Important Provider Message And Updated FAQs
The updated FAQs document can be found here.

CDC Releases Results From Seroprevalence Survey

National COVID-19 Webinar Opportunities

CMS Issues Phase II Visitation Guidance For COVID-19 Negative Patients

DPH Changes Reportable Diseases, Emergency Illnesses And Health Conditions Reporting

DPH Issues Blast Faxes
Information can be found here on Temporary Nurse Aides.
Information can be found here on long-term care facilities daily COVID-19 test reporting system

AHA Urges CMS To Extend Certain Waivers

CHEFA Announces Grants To Healthcare And Other Organizations

DPH Blast Faxes
Blast Fax 2020-72, addressed to All Nursing Homes, ALSAs and RCHs

Travel Advisory Issued

ASPR Tracie Resources
More information can be found here.

CDC Releases Report And New Guidance
The study can be found here.
The guidance can be found here.

DPH Provides COVID-19 Testing Information
Nursing home staff and resident testing can be found here.
FAQ document

Updated Guidance From The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Legislative Committees To Hold Informational Forum OnCOVID-19 Worker Compensation

HHS Releases FAQs On CARES Act

DPH Commissioner Order On Visitation

DPH Issues Blast Faxes To Nursing Homes

Multi-Language Resources Available

National COVID-19 Webinar Opportunities

AHA’s Pathways To Recovery

DPH Issues Updated Guidance For Providers

DSS Updated FAQs

National COVID-19 Webinar Opportunities

Governor To Call General Assembly Into Special Session

DPH Commissioner Issues Order- Hospitals And Certain Other Facilities Must Allow A Support Person Or Family Member To Accompany A Disabled Patient

HHS Announces The Release of Additional Funds To Hospitals
More information can be found here and here.

CMMI Issues Summary Of COVID-19 Related Adjustments For Alternative Payment Models

Governor Releases Business Guidance For Phase 2 Reopening On June 17

DSS Updates FAQ Document

FDA Reissues Respirators EUAs With New Decontamination-for-Reuse Instructions

DPH Releases Updated Guidance For Nursing Homes

DSS Updated COVID-19 FAQs

Insurance and Real Estate Committee To Hold Informational Forum On Telehealth

Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Update

DSS Bulletins, Notices and FAQs
Provider Bulletin 2020-46
Provider Bulletin 2020-50
COVID-19 behavioral health issues
Additional information 

COVID-19 Data Resources

DPH Issues Series of Blast Faxes
Blast Fax 2020-61
Blast Fax 2020-62
Blast Fax 2020-63

DPH Commissioner Order

DSS Issues Provider Bulletin, Important Message and FAQs
Find the bulletin here, the FAQ here and the Message here

State Updates FAQs on COVID-19 Response

CDC Updates Guidance For Workers At High Risk

DPH Commissioner Issues Order

DPH Issues Guidance On Respirator Use And Fit Testing

The Joint Commission To Resume Regular Surveys In June

CMS Programs & Payment for Care in Hospital Alternate Care Sites

DPH Commissioner Order

DSS Updated FAQs Document

COVID-19 Engagement Opportunities

CT Dept. Of Insurance Approves Free Life Insurance Coverage For Healthcare Workers

DPH Releases Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Healthcare Providers

DSS Provider Bulletin/Important Message/FAQs
Click here for the bulletin and here for the message.

Executive and Commissioner Orders-Blast Faxes
A listing of DPH Blast Faxes can be found here.

DPH Commissioner Issues Orders On Out-Of-State Healthcare Providers, click here and here

DPH Blast Fax: Nursing Students Clinical Rotations

DPH Commissioner Issues Order-Update On The Need To Have An Order For COVID Testing

DSS Provider Bulletin-Services Covered under the Optional Medicaid Coverage Group “COVID-19 Testing Group” for Uninsured Connecticut Residents

Connecticut Air National Guard To Honor Healthcare Workers


Webinar Replay-NIOSH/FDA Provide Update on KN95s

FAQ Document From DCP On Pharmacist Role in COVID-19 Testing

NIOSH Provides Update on KN95s

HHS/ASPR COVID-19 Clinical Rounds

Recommendations Presented On Phased-In Opening Of Higher Education
Governor’s press release

AHA Provides Resource On HCW’s Wellness During COVID-19
Additional resources

DPH Releases Updated Guidance for Online Provider Reporting of COVID-19 Cases

DPH Issues Guidance on KN95s and Coveralls During The PHE
The coverall document can be found here.

Additional HRSA COVID-19 Uninsured Program Resources

DCP Issues Enforcement Policy For Deviation From USP 797 Standards During PHE

DSS Provider Bulletins- New COVID-19 Coverage Group For Uninsured Residents; Emergency Medicaid For Non-Citizens; Updated FAQs

HHS/ASPR COVID-19 Clinical Rounds

HRSA To Hold Webinar On COVID-19 Uninsured Program Portal

DPH Issues Order Impacting APRNs/PAs

Reimbursement Program For Healthcare Providers Treating Uninsured COVID-19 Patients

AHA Provides New Resources On Diversity And Health Equity

Childcare Support For Frontline Healthcare Workers

Physical Security Considerations for the Healthcare Industry During COVID-19 Response

DPH Updated Guidance Return-To-Work

OLR Report On CON Waivers During COVID-19 Pandemic

DCP Issues Guidance For Use Of Non-Licensed Personnel During PHE

DSS Important Message And FQAs-COVID-19-Physician's Signature On Home Health Orders

NPR Profiles COVID Caregivers
NPR Profiles COVID Caregivers, Part 2
NPR Profiles COVID Caregivers, Part 3

NPR Profiles COVID Caregivers, Part 4
NPR Profiles COVID Caregivers, Part 5

Extension Of DPH Order Authorizing Visitation Restrictions To Protect LTC Residents During COVID-19 Outbreak

DSS Provider Bulletin 2020-31-Emergency ICF-IID Leave Day Changes

DSS Updated COVID-19 Information and FAQs

DPH Provides Lab Testing Guide For LTCFs And Congregate Settings

DPH Issues Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Healthcare Professionals

COVID-19 Antibody Testing Primer

Veterans Administration Reminds Providers To Screen For Eligibility

Nursing Homes Receive Additional State Resources For COVID-19 Response

DPH Issues Revised Discharge Criteria

DSS Provider Bulletin: 2020-38-Additional Changes to the Synchronized Telemedicine Program

DSS Important Message: COVID-19-Physician's Signature On Home Health Orders

DSS Important Message: Updated Information Regarding the PASRR Process

CHEFA Announces COVID-19 Grant Program

FEMA Releases COVID-19 Hospital Resource Package

Connecticut-Based Manufacturers Retool In Response To The COVID Pandemic

DPH Issues Blast Fax On Discharge to SNFs

Connecticut’s Congressional Delegation Supports Connecticut Hospitals

DSS Issues Several Provider Bulletins
PB 2020-33
PB 2020-22
PB 2020-35
PB 2020-39
CMAP Addendum B
Information and FAQs

Governor Announces Steps To Reopen The State

NETEC To Hold Webinars
Care of Labor and Delivery Patients
Healthcare Workers and Masks

AHA Launches HealthEquip Smart Phone App

DPH Releases COVID-19 Update

AHA Provides Resource To Access PPE


CDC Updates


CDC Releases Using Telehealth To Expand Access To Essential Health Services During The COVID-19 Pandemic Document

CDC Issues Report On ED Visits During The COVID-19 Pandemic

CDC Issues Interim Updated Guidance

CDC Issues New Guidelines For COVID-19 Antibody Testing

CDC Webinar-2020 Hurricane Season During COVID-19

CDC Releases COVID-19 Resources And Information Related To Healthcare Quality And Worker Safety And Health
For non-COVID-19 clinical care, click here.
For managing workplace fatigue, click here.
For clinical and infection prevention trainings, click here.
For new NIH Treatment Guidelines, click here.

CDC Updated Interim Guidance

CDC Updates Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control FAQs for COVID-19

CDC Updates Guidance On Strategies For Optimizing The Supply Of N95 Respirators

CDC - Guidance on Decontamination and Reuse of Filtering Facepiece Respirators Using Contingency and Crisis Capacity Strategies


CMS Updates

CMS COVID-19 FAQs On Medicare FFS Billing

CMS Releases Additional Waivers For Hospitals And Other Facilities

CMS Conference Calls - Lessons from the COVID-19Front Lines

CMS: Upcoming Requirements For Notification of Confirmed COVID-19 Among Residents and Staff in Nursing Homes

CMS: Re-opening Facilities To Provide Non-Emergent Non-COVID-19 Healthcare-Phase I

CMS Approves State’s 1135 Waiver





Contact CHA

For additional questions related to COVID-19, please contact:


Phone Resources

Click here for phone numbers established by hospitals answer any questions you may have about COVID-19.


Hospital COVID-19 Resources

Click here for important information about visitor restriction policies, screening, etc. for Connecticut’s hospitals.



Click here for links to organizations accepting donations to help families and hospitals.


Additional Resources

Click here for links to state, federal, and national websites such as DPH and the CDC.

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