As of April 20, 2020, at 8pm, Connecticut residents will be required to wear face masks or coverings in public situations where social contact is unavoidable. Face coverings include masks, surgical or handmade; and items like scarves and bandannas. The covering must cover both your nose and mouth completely,. Be sure that you wash your mask after every use.

You can read more about the executive order by clicking here.

If you do not yet have a mask, and are able to sew or have a family member who sews, there are many tutorials available online on how to make a simple cloth surgical mask. Remember, these masks help protect others, but do not protect the wearer. That’s why everyone needs to wear one – so we can protect each other.

For one easy mask tutorial, click here.

If you have questions about Coronavirus, call the Hartford Healthcare coronavirus hotline at 860-972-8100. For questions on sexual health, call the Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health collective at 860-278-4163.