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State Updates

State of Connecticut Updates


Office of the Governor  

Governor Ned Lamont's Executive Orders

COVID-19 Data Resources

State Updates Weekly Color Coded Map Of High Spread Communities

Governor Lamont Announces Plans To Ease Some COVID-Related Restrictions

ASPR TRACIE Express: COVID-19 Resources-April Update

COCA Call-Thursday, March 11

Governor Eases Certain COVID-19 Restrictions

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

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

Potential Solutions To The COVID-19 Oxygen Shortages

COVID-19 Clinical Rounds: Mass Critical Care

Statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Statistics

Two Cases Of COVID-19 Variant Confirmed In Connecticut

COVID-19 Vaccination Training Programs

State Unveils Smart Phone Tracing App

State Updates Weekly Color Coded Map Of High Spread Communities

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

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

Funding For Housing Program Increased- Eviction Moratorium Extended

Governor Announces The Lifting Of Certain Restrictions

APRS TRACIE Webinar Recording Available

ASPR TRACIE COVID-19 Webinars And New Resources

ASPR TRACIE Webinar Optimization Of Healthcare PPE And Supplies

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

DCP Issues Guidance On Pharmacists Providing Vaccines To Children

Food Delivery Program For At Risk Populations During Pandemic

Governor Requests Extension Of Public Health Emergency

Extensions On Sexual Harassment Training

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

Travel Advisory Updated

Special Session Called-Telehealth To Be Addressed

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

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

CHEFA Announces Grants To Healthcare And Other Organizations

Travel Advisory Issued

ASPR Tracie Resources
More information can be found here.

Updated Guidance From The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Legislative Committees To Hold Informational Forum OnCOVID-19 Worker Compensation

HHS Releases FAQs On CARES Act

Multi-Language Resources Available

Governor To Call General Assembly Into Special Session

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

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

Insurance and Real Estate Committee To Hold Informational Forum On Telehealth

Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Update

State Updates FAQs on COVID-19 Response

The Joint Commission To Resume Regular Surveys In June

COVID-19 Engagement Opportunities

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

DSS Important Message And FAQs: Update To COVID-19-Physician's Signature On Home Health Orders

CHA Thanks Hospital Employees

Connecticut Air National Guard To Honor Healthcare Workers

Governor Lamont Outlines Phase 1 Opening Of The State

Guidance For Phase 1 Opening

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

Additional HRSA COVID-19 Uninsured Program Resources

HHS/ASPR COVID-19 Clinical Rounds

HHS/ASPR COVID-19 Clinical Rounds

HRSA To Hold Webinar On COVID-19 Uninsured Program Portal

Reimbursement Program For Healthcare Providers Treating Uninsured COVID-19 Patients

Childcare Support For Frontline Healthcare Workers

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

OLR Report On CON Waivers During COVID-19 Pandemic

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

COVID-19 Antibody Testing Primer

Veterans Administration Reminds Providers To Screen For Eligibility

Nursing Homes Receive Additional State Resources For COVID-19 Response

CHEFA Announces COVID-19 Grant Program

Connecticut-Based Manufacturers Retool In Response To The COVID Pandemic

Connecticut’s Congressional Delegation Supports Connecticut Hospitals

Governor Announces Steps To Reopen The State

Governor Announces Surge Plan in Partnership with LTCFs

The Connecticut Department of Public Health released a report highlighting the spread of COVID-19 in the state of Connecticut. (03/22

Governor Ned Lamont Issue’s FAQs Document: Please click here for a FAQs document on the State of Connecticut’s actions related to COVID-19. (03/21)


Office of Health Strategy

Office of Health Strategy (OHS) has “Guidance Regarding the Certificate of Need Process and the State’s Response to COVID-19 Outbreak” (OHS_HSP Guidance 20-001)


Department of Labor

Connecticut Department of Labor Issues COVID-19 FAQs


Department of Economic Development

The Department of Economic and Community Development issued guidance concerning which businesses and nonprofit entities are “essential” for purposes of Executive Order 7H. (03/22)


Department of Consumer Protection

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

Transfer of Drugs Between Hospital Pharmacies and Pharmacy

DCP Transfer Form

DCP Issues Guidance To Pharmacies

DCP Issues Guidance Regarding Refills and Reissuances of Controlled Substance Prescriptions

Department of Developmental Services

DDS - Hospital Admissions and Emergency Department Notice Form 

Department of Public Health

DPH Issues Modified Mask Guidance

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

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

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

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

DPH Updated Guidance For Reporting Hospitalized Covid-19 Cases

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

DPH Clarifies Phase 1b Eligibility

DPH Blast Fax-VAMS Enrollment Guidance For Clinical Labs

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

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

Weekly DPH COVID-19 VAMS Clinic And Employer Office Hours

DPH Commissioner Order On Vaccine Administration

DPH Issues Blast Fax To Educational Institutions Infirmaries

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

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

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

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.

DPH Order On PPE For Nursing Homes

DPH Blast Fax 2020-89

DPH Blast Fax 2020-87

DPH Commissioner’s Advisory On Essential Worker Travel

DPH Blast Fax

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

DPH Changes Reportable Diseases, Emergency Illnesses And Health Conditions Reporting

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

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

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

DPH Commissioner Order On Visitation

DPH Issues Blast Faxes To Nursing Homes

DPH Issues Updated Guidance For Providers

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

DPH Releases Updated Guidance For Nursing Homes

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

DPH Commissioner Order

DPH Commissioner Issues Order

DPH Issues Guidance On Respirator Use And Fit Testing

DPH Commissioner Order

DPH Releases Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Healthcare Providers

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

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.

DPH Issues Order Impacting APRNs/PAs

DPH Updated Guidance Return-To-Work

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

DPH Provides Lab Testing Guide For LTCFs And Congregate Settings

DPH Issues Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Healthcare Professionals

DPH Issues Revised Discharge Criteria

DPH Issues Blast Fax On Discharge to SNFs

DPH Blast Fax 2020-29 Updated Guidance for COVID-19 - April 6, 2020

DPH Updated Guidance for COVID-19 – April 4, 2020

DPH Launches CTResponds

DPH Releases COVID-19 Update

DPH Blast Fax 2020-28 CMS Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease in Outpatient Settings

DPH Blast Fax 2020-27 CMS Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease in IIC/IIDs and PRTFs

DPH Blast Fax 2020-26 CMS Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease; EMTALA

DPH Blast Fax 2020-25 CMS Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease in Dialysis Facilities

DPH Communication For COVID-19 Guidance For LTCFs

DPH - Return-to-Work Guidance for Healthcare Workers and First Responders during the COVID-19 Pandemic (03-30-2020)

DPH - Guidance for Use of Isolation Orders during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Connecticut (03-30-2020)

DPH - Screening of EMS Providers at Skilled Nursing Facilities (03-30-2020)

DPH - Medical Reserve Corps (MRC): Process to Request Volunteers (03-27-2020)

The Connecticut Department of Public Health released a report highlighting the spread of COVID-19 in the state of Connecticut. (03/22

DPH Blast Fax 2020-16 FDA FAQ relating to the development and performance of diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2

DPH Blast Fax 2020-15 Notice From The Chief Medical Examiner

DPH: Reducing or Eliminating the Need for Boarding of Patients in the Hospital Emergency Department and, Authorization and Guidelines for Use of Alternate Space for Assessment and Treatment of Ambulatory Patients Presenting with possible COVID-19

CT DPH Blast Fax 2020-09: Guidance For Infection Control And Prevention Concerning Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Dialysis Facilities

CT DPH Blast Fax 2020-10: Guidance For Use Of Certain Industrial Respirators By Health Care Personnel

CT DPH Blast Fax 2020-11: Guidance For Infection Control And Prevention Concerning Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Home Health Agencies And Hospice Agencies

DPH COVID-19 Communication Channel For Non-Emergency

CT DPH Sentinel Laboratory Newsletter Volume 5 Issue 3

List of Reportable Diseases, Emergency Illnesses and Health Conditions and the List of Reportable Laboratory Findings effective February 5, 2020


Department of Social Services

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

DSS Provider Bulletin-Important Message

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

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

DSS Provider Bulletin: Updated Vaccine Guidance-Medical Practitioners

DSS Provider Bulletin-Important Message- Prior Authorization

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

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

DSS Provider Bulletin Updated FAQs Document

DSS Provider Bulletin-Important Provider Message And Updated FAQs Document

DSS Provider Bulletin- Reimbursement To Medical Providers For Vaccine Administration

DSS Provider Bulletin- Reimbursement For Vaccine Administration

DSS Updated FAQs Provider Bulletin

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

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.

DSS Issues Updated COVID-19 FAQs

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

DSS Updated FAQs

DSS Updates FAQ Document

DSS Updated COVID-19 FAQs

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

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

DSS Updated FAQs Document

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

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

DSS Provider Bulletins And Updated FAQs: COVID-19 Response
Provider Bulletin 2020-34
Provider Bulletin 2020-45
Provider Bulletin 2020-44 ???????

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

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

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

DSS Updated COVID-19 Information and FAQs

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

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

DSS Provider Bulletin 2020-29: CMAP Emergency Durable Medical Equipment Changes Pertaining to Customized Wheelchairs

DSS InterChange Provider Important Message

DSS CMAP COVID-19 Response Emergency MEDS Program Changes

DSS: Additional SNAP Benefits For Nearly 100,000 Households And Deadline Extended To Apply For Winter Home-Heating Assistance

DSS Response to COVID-19

DSS COVID-19 Information And FAQs

DSS Provider Bulleting 2020-27 CMAP COVID-19 Response Waiver of Certain Requirements and Temporary Procedural Changes for Home and Community-Based Waiver Programs

DSS Provider Bulletin 2020-26 - CMAP COVID-19 Response - Bulletin 11: Emergency School Based Child Health (SBCH) Program Changes

DSS Provider Bulletin 2020-25-CMAP COVID-19 Response-Expanded Use of Synchronized Telemedicine for Certain Services

DSS Provider Bulletin 2020-24 CMAP COVID-19 Response – Bulletin 9 Emergency Temporary Telemedicine Coverage for Specified Therapy Services Rendered at Rehabilitation Clinics

DSS Provider Bulletin 2020 23 CMAP COVID-19 Response – Bulletin 8: Emergency Temporary Telemedicine Coverage for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy & Speech Therapy Services

DSS Provider Bulletin 2020-20 New Prior Authorization Submission Guidelines for PAs That Require a Letter of Medical Necessity (3/24/20)

DSS Clarification: Medicaid Waiver Service Providers: COVID-19 (3/24/20)

DSS Provider Bulletin 2020-17 CMAP COVID 19 Response – Bulletin 6 – Emergency Remote Early Intervention Services

DSS Provider Bulletin 2020-16 Remote Early Intervention Treatment Services (3/16/20)

DSS Provider Bulletin 2020-15A How to Certify Confirmed and Suspected COVID-19 Deaths

DSS Provider Bulletin DXC PB 2020-15 CMAP COVID-19 Response – Elimination of Copayments for Services Rendered to HUSKY B Members

DSS Provider Bulletin DXC PB 2020-14 CMAP COVID-10 Response - Bulletin 4: Expanded Telemedicine And New Audio-Only (Telephonic) Services

DSS DXC PB 2020-10 CMAP COVID-19 Response: Temporary Expansion Of Emergency Temporary Telemedicine Coverage

DSS DXC PB 2020-09 CMAP COVID-19 Response – Bulletin 1: Emergency Temporary Telemedicine Coverage


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