COVID-19

Locations for Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing in Connecticut

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Several drive-through COVID-19 testing sites have opened in Connecticut and there are now 21 alternate testing sites.

Gov. Ned Lamont urged that no one should arrive at any of the testing locations and ask to be tested.

Anyone experiencing symptoms must consult with their medical provider first, and then they could be referred for testing and can make an appointment at one of these facilities.

Drive-Through COVID-19 Test Sites

The latest list of drive-through testing locations includes:

Yale New Haven Health

Yale New Haven Health urges patients who think they have been exposed to coronavirus and develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, to call your doctor immediately and he or she will determine whether diagnostic testing is necessary.

You can reache the Yale New Haven Health COVID-19 call center at 833-275-9644 (833 ASK YNHH.)

Hartford HealthCare

Hartford HealthCare is offering testing at Hartford Hospital, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, MidState Medcal Center, William H. Backus Hospital and St. Vincent's Medical Center.

To be tested, patients must have a referral through the Hartford HealthCare Clinical Command Center at 860-972-8100 or toll-free 833-621-0600. Callers will have a virtual health visit with a physician who will then order the test if necessary. Patients without a referral will not receive testing at a Hartford HealthCare drive-through testing site.

For more information on COVID-19, you can visit the state's website here or call the state's 2-1-1 hotline.

Testing in Stamford

The Westhill High School testing site is operated by the City of Stamford’s Department of Health, in collaboration with Stamford Health. This testing site will begin operations Tuesday, March 3t, and will provide testing Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Residents who want an appointment to get tested in Stamford — including those without health insurance or a primary care physician — can call the City’s dedicated COVID-19 Testing Hotline at 1.833.508.TEST (8378). This hotline is operated seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Coronavirus Symptoms

The key symptoms of the coronavirus, according to the CDC are:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Symptoms can appear in infected persons two to 14 days after exposure.

Coronavirus Prevention Steps

Steps for prevention from the CDC include:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to  others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

Steps to Self-Monitor for Coronavirus

Steps to self-monitor from the CDC include:

  1. Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day and monitor for fever. Also watch for cough or trouble breathing.
  2. Do not take public transportation, taxis, or ride-shares during the time you are practicing social distancing.
  3. Avoid crowded places (such as shopping centers and movie theaters) and limit your activities in public.
  4. Keep your distance from others (about 6 feet or 2 meters).

If you do get sick with a fever, cough or have trouble breathing, call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room and communicate with your doctor about your recent travel.

  • If you develop symptoms, stay home and avoid contact with others. Do not go to work or school for this 14-day period. Discuss your work situation with your employer before returning to work.

The CDC has a special website set up with details about the coronavirus, including how it spreads and treatment.

Anyone with questions relating to coronavirus can call 2-1-1 or text "CTCOVID" to 898211. The 2-1-1 hotline is available 24 hours a day.

You can also visit the state's coronavirus information website here. Residents are encouraged to check the website for answers to questions before calling the hotline.

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