CDC Protocols for Coronavirus and More Helpful Resources
Please use these additional resources for more information:
Drive-through Testing Sites
Our statewide total of drive-through testing sites, according to Governor Lamont’s office, is now 21.
Updated March 24, 2020
The latest list of drive-through testing locations includes:
· Bridgeport Hospital
· Bristol Health
· Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (Torrington)
· Danbury Hospital
· Greenwich Hospital
· Griffin Hospital (Derby)
· Hartford Hospital
· Johnson Memorial Hospital (Stafford Springs)
· Lawrence Memorial Hospital (New London)
· Manchester Memorial Hospital
· Mid-State Medical Center (Meriden)
· Norwalk Hospital
· Rockville General Hospital (Vernon)
· Saint Francis Hospital (Hartford)
· Saint Mary's Hospital (Waterbury)
· Saint Vincent Hospital (Bridgeport)
· Stamford Hospital
· UConn John Dempsey Hospital (Farmington)
· Waterbury Hospital
· William H. Backus Hospital (Norwich)
· Yale-New Haven Hospital
No one should arrive at any of these locations and ask to be tested. Anyone experiencing symptoms must consult with their medical provider first, and then they will be referred for testing and can make an appointment at one of these facilities.
Greenwich Free Press article
March 5, 2020
Greenwich First Selectman Fred Camillo issued a statement urging Town residents follow established protocols as prescribed by the Centers for Disease Control in the effort to help stem the spread of the coronavirus, also known as the Covid-19 virus.
Among the protocols we are urging residents to follow are:
- NO handshaking – Use a fist pump or an elbow bump.
- Use ONLY your knuckle to touch light switches, elevator buttons, etc.
- Lift the gasoline dispenser with a paper towel or use a disposable glove.
- Open doors with your closed fist or hip. Do NOT grasp the handle with your hand, unless there is no other way to open the door, especially on bathroom and commercial doors.
- Use disinfectant wipes at stores when they are available, including wiping the handle and child seat in grocery stores.
- Wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds and/or use a greater than 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer whenever you return home from ANY activity that involves locations where other people have been.
- If possible, cough or sneeze into a disposable tissue and discard. Use the crook of your elbow only if you have to.
- Remember that a virus can remain on clothing for as long as one week.
- The virus is spread in large droplets by coughing and sneezing. This means that the air will not infect you. However, all surfaces where these droplets land are infectious for about one week.
- The virus only has receptors for lung cells meaning it only infects the lungs.
- The only way the virus can infect you is through your nose and mouth. Generally, this means that people introduce the virus into their airways themselves.
- The point of the masks is to prevent people not to touch their faces. However, the standard masks do not prevent the inhalation of sub-microscopic viral particles.
- It is generally advised to stay away from large gatherings.
- It is generally advised to wear latex gloves while riding public transportation.
- You should be washing your hands 8-10 times daily, on average, and every time you return home and before you eat.
For more information including up-to-the-minute CDC reports, please check the Health Department’s webpage.
Greenwich Time Article:
First Selectman Fred Camillo issues protocols for health, safety against coronavirus
March 5, 2020