All CT towns are following federal and CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus, but Click through the slideshow to see if your town has any specific guidelines, updates or information.

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CDC recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19; facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. Also, the use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

Maintain a stockpile of essential supplies in your home is important regardless of emerging situations. QVHD encourages all residents to be prepared year-round which requires having your own supply of food, water and necessary supplies to last a minimum of 72-hours. It is possible, depending on emerging circumstances, that recommendations will increase to maintaining a supply to last between a week to two weeks.

  • A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:
  • Water - one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food - at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food - cereals, grains,beans, lentils, vegetables, and fruit, oil spices, powdereed milk
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Extra batteries
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Toilet paper and tissues
  • Soap and hand sanitizer
  • Household cleaning products
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Moist towelettes
  • Garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery