Health and Safety
COVID-19 Educational Resources from the State of Connecticut
For Testing Providers: Publicly listing your testing site
Instructions for how to post your testing site, or update your listing are available here. Please, review testing site listings regularly to ensure the information is as up to date as possible.
COVID-19 Get tested Tool Kit - portal.ct.gov/coronavirus/testingtoolkit
This tool kit is will support every town, or organization in their efforts to promote COVID-19 testing in the State of Connecticut. You'll find posters, door hangers, social media graphics, examples of ads, and more.
These materials give direct, easy-to-follow information for every resident who may have symptoms of COVID-19.
Every resident of Connecticut should get tested if they have symptoms. A more detailed guide that walks you through all of the materials - available in English and Spanish - is also part of the tool kit.
Priority Populations Testing Tool Kit - knowingisbetterct.org/toolkit
Residents in our priority communities - those living in densely populated areas, in congregate settings, and in towns experiencing outbreaks should get tested regularly (even if they're asymptomatic). To help ensure our priority communities have information about how they can get tested regardless of insurance coverage - and regardless of documentation status, use this tool kit. It's also available in English and Spanish.
Please, also direct anyone who needs a no-cost testing site near them to ct.gov/prioritytesting.
Customizable Testing Event Fliers
If your community has upcoming events, and you need a flier to distribute - download any of the below fliers, which are in a variety of formats for you to choose from.
COVID Alert CT App
The COVID Alert CT is Connecticut's Exposure Notification Application. It's critical that as many people as possible activate the app on their phones so that it is as effective as possible.
Contact tracing is a critical part of stopping the spread of COVID-19, but communities need to know about it for it to be effective. These shareable fliers are accessible with English on one side, and each of the following languages on the other side:
For those who would like more detailed information in order to speak in-depth about contact tracing, and answer questions in their communities, we have developed a four-page info sheet with more information.
Digital and Social Media Assets
The state has run social media and digital ads, and is sharing the assets for your use. You can download a quick video, or a zip file of a variety of still ads below.
Community Resource Coordinator Program
The Community Resource Coordinator program connects people with programs and services they need to self-isolate or quarantine.
These info sheets are designed to provide details about the program to local leaders so they can have more informed conversations with those they serve. It will be available in more languages shortly.
Basic Public Health during COVID-19, and Multi-Resource Tools
Communications Planning if your town experiences an outbreak
The state has developed a sample plan that includes things you should consider - and plan ahead for in the event your area experiences an outbreak. Download the document now.
We also have the planning materials available in a spread format, should you need it in this format for printing purposes.
The Stronger than COVID Campaign (featuring Connecticut's diverse immigrant populations)
Stronger than COVID is a campaign launched in late Summer and early Fall by the State of Connecticut on a variety of platforms including social, digital, print, radio, and TV. The campaign highlights Connecticut's diverse immigrant population - and encourages everyone to unite in the fight against COVID-19 by continuing to wash hands, keep a distance, wear a mask, and get tested. The assets from the campaign are available to organizations, municipalities, and others who would like to share them.
Keep it Up CT Campaign
Keep it up CT brings an encouraging message to our residents as Connecticut leads the country in COVID-19 response efforts. The campaign is in English and Spanish, and shows the diversity of Connecticut with people from different ethnicities, ages, and families.
:15 second video, v1, (English)
:15 second video, v2, (English)
:15 second video, v3, (English)
:15 second video, v4, (English)
:30 second video, v1 (English)
:30 second video, v2 (English)
:15 second video, (Spanish)
:30 second video, (Spanish)
Short, Animated Videos
In order to support communications efforts as we combat the second wave of COVID-19 in Connecticut, the state plans to develop a series of short animated videos explaining why basic public health best practices are so important.
About your "COVID-19 Bubble"
"Bubble" Video, Minute (English)
"Bubble" Video, Minute (Spanish)
"Bubble" Video, :30 seconds (English)
"Bubble" Video, :30 seconds (Spanish)
"Bubble" Video, :15 seconds (English)
"Bubble" Video, :15 seconds (Spanish)
Celebrating the Holidays
Holiday Video, :40 seconds (English)
Holiday Video, :15 seconds (English)
Holiday Video, :40 seconds (Spanish - with captions)
Holiday Video, :40 seconds (Spanish - no captions)
Holiday Video, :15 seconds (Spanish - with captions)
Holiday Video, :15 seconds (Spanish - no captions)
Fliers with basic Health and COVID-19 Resources
Download these fliers which combine basic information about Testing, Contact Tracing, Access Health CT, the 2020 Census, and United Way 211:
Fliers with links to Community Services
Download fliers below for web links that can direct you to a wide range of information about housing, food, unemployment insurance, the United State Census, and consumer complaints related to COVID-19. These fliers were originally developed for distribution at Foodshare sites with support from the Department of Consumer Protection and the Connecticut Fair Housing Center:
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO)
The CDC and WHO have a variety of helpful communications tools in multiple languages that may be helpful tools for you as you communicate with the public.