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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in many locations internationally, including in the United States. The disease has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).

For the most up-to-date information from the State of Connecticut on COVID-19, including guidance and other resources, all residents in the state are encouraged to visit

DMHAS Response

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, DMHAS has activated its Incident Command Structure. This structure is well-prepared to handle emergency situations and is coordinating all aspects of the DMHAS response. In addition to the Commissioner’s Executive Group, facility CEOs are participating in regular conference calls as we respond to the outbreak. Additionally, Commissioner Miriam Delphin-Rittmon is in regular contact with the Governor’s Office as well as the Department of Public Health regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the people we serve and our staff.

This webpage will be updated regularly with information on COVID-19 and how it impacts the people we serve, our providers and DMHAS staff.

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Press Releases

SAMHSA Announces Award of $2 Million in New Federal Funding for Connecticut’s Behavioral Health Response to Coronavirus, April 21, 2020

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Commissioner Newsletters

Information for Families

Information for Providers

Click here for earlier Provider Updates

Additional Provider Resources

Information for Staff

DMHAS Employee Assistance Program Services: DMHAS employees and their families are covered by Solutions EAP, available 24/7 at 1-800-526-3485 and on the Solutions EAP website.


Staff Updates and Memos

DMHAS Protocols Document, Updated May 17, 2020

DMHAS COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions, May 17, 2020

COVID-19 Uniform Screening Tool, May 17, 2020

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Staff Resources


Online Resources Especially for Connecticut Residents
Mental Health Resources
Addiction Resources
Resources for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community
Provider Resources


Other Provider Resources

Staff Resources

Wellness and Self-Compassion: Supporting Mental Health and Substance Use Providers during the Pandemic- webinar May 13, 1:30 PM EDT

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)