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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 Nancy Navarretta 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

Click here for additional press releases, including previous aggregate facility case reports

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.

REOPEN DMHAS - Agency Plan, June 26, 2020

Staff Updates and Memos

DMHAS Protocols Document, Updated November 23, 2022

DMHAS Hospital Admission Protocol, Updated November 23, 2022

DMHAS Protocols for Staff, Updated November 23, 2022

DMHAS COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions, Updated July 7, 2020

COVID-19 Uniform Screening Tool, Updated April 14, 2021

Computer Equipment Cleaning Procedure, July 17, 2020

Click here for earlier Staff Updates

Staff Resources


Free COVID-19 Testing Sites in Connecticut
Online Resources Especially for Connecticut Residents
Mental Health Resources

The Emotional Challenges of COVID-19: A Survival Kit for Employees of the State of Connecticut - Recorded Webinar Available to Public


Addiction Resources
Resources for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community
Resources for People with Disabilities
Provider Resources

Audio-Only and Audio and Visual Services

Other Provider Resources

Staff Resources

COVID Related Staff Shortages – Guidelines for Returning to Work after COVID Exposure or Infection - December 28, 2021

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Audio-Only and Audio and Visual Services