Beginning Nov. 20, 2023, every U.S. household can again place an order to receive four more free COVID-19 rapid tests delivered to their home by visiting If you did not order tests this fall, you may place two orders for a total of eight tests. Additionally, before you discard any “expired” test kits you have, please check here to see if the expiration dates of your COVID-19 tests have been extended.

Would you know what to do if disaster strikes?
You never know what form danger will take…when disaster will strike…or how much devastation can happen. Sadly, people often live through the disaster only to suffer later because they’re not prepared for what comes after. This is where a few simple steps to prepare could mean the difference between making it safely through a disaster or not for you – and your family.


Would you know what to do to keep your family safe? Could you survive without electricity or being able to buy food and water for days at a time?


Both this website, and the downloadable “Guide To Emergency Preparednesswill teach you “what”  and “what not” to do to keep you safe in an emergency situation.

No one can predict where, or when, a natural or man-made disaster will happen. But you can get through it, if…you learn to live prepared.

Your free copy of the "Connecticut Guide to Emergency Preparedness". 

The Guide is available in 10 languages. You can also download an electronic version below.

                                                                               Click here to start planning for an emergency


Learn to live prepared. Click here to download guide.

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* Preparedness Video for People Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (.wmv) (script)