Information for Healthcare Professionals
Information for Healthcare Professionals from the CDC - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a wealth of guidance and resources for healthcare professionals including caring for patients with COVID-19, persons under investigation, clinical care and infection control.
Information for Connecticut Physicians, APRNs, PAs, and RNs from the Connecticut Department of Public Health - Guidance from the Connecticut Department of Public Health on the evaluation of patients with possible COVID-19. (April 21, 2020)
Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 - CDC advises that critical infrastructure workers may be permitted to continue work following potential exposure to COVID-19, provided they remain asymptomatic and additional precautions are implemented to protect them and the community.
Online COVID-19 Case Report Form - Providers can now submit a COVID-19 case report online. This is the preferred way to submit COVID-19 case reports.
American Medical Association quick guide to telemedicine in practice - The American Medical Association (AMA) has designed this quick guide to support physicians and practices in expediting the implementation of telemedicine, so care can continue to be provided to those who need it most.
- Department of Social Services Bulletin on Expanded Telemedicine and New Audio-Only (Telephonic) Services
- OCR Announces Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications During the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Guidance on PPE Conservation and Testing Strategies - The Department of Public Health has issued updated guidance on PPE conservation and testing strategies. (March 23, 2020)
Healthcare Supply of Personal Protective Equipment - Based on the current COVID-19 situation and availability of personal protective equipment (PPE), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has specific recommendations.
Information for Connecticut Funeral Directors - The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) provides guidance for funeral directors and medical staff on postmortem care.
CTResponds! - CTResponds! is the State of Connecticut’s web-based volunteer management system. It is Connecticut’s online volunteer system for the Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals (ESAR-VHP) and other interested volunteers. This system helps to maintain a registry of volunteers’ skills and credentials available within the state, and helps communities match available resources to an emergency event. Individuals interested in volunteering, should register on the CTResponds! online system.