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Virtual QVCC Open for Business: COVID-19

Educate yourself

This page provides links to credible public health information and to important announcements from the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities.  The page will be updated with new links as they become available.  The links on this page do not substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Connecticut LATEST Info

Dealing with Stress

CDC/ Corona- Managing Stress and Anxiety

Up-to-date information, advisory, and resources

 

United Services Crisis Hotline: 860.774.2020

Provides immediate response to a mental health crisis (such as suicidal thoughts) as well as counseling and psychiatric services, case management, etc.

 

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-TALK (8255)

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

(Website available is Spanish)

 

Call 2-1-1 

A connection to local services, from utility assistance, food, housing, childcare, after school programs, elder care, crisis intervention and much more. If you are outside of Connecticut or have a problem using the 2-1-1-number, dial 1-800-203-1234.

Testing and Vaccinations

  • Through the state's Community Testing Program, all residents have robust access to no-cost COVID-19 testing through multiple hospital, community health center and other pop-up sites. Results through this program are available within 72 hours or less in the vast majority of cases. At this time, insurance is not required though some providers may recommend appointments or pre-registration to facilitate expedited testing.  It is recommended to verify hours and clinic sites on the vendor's website or social media in the event that sites have changed or closed for weather, etc.  All CSCU employees and non-residential college and university students are encouraged to take advantage of the state sponsored sites. Find a test site near you
  • The state has started to implement the vaccine in phases targeted to the most vulnerable populations.  Frontline healthcare workers were included in phase 1a which also included CSCU students and faculty who work in clinical placements.  Phase 1b will include frontline workers including CSCU faculty and staff who are teaching or providing services in person.  Currently individuals over the age of 75 are the priority population for appointments but colleges and universities are developing rosters of employees to share with the state for appointments as soon as eligible.  Additional employees will be eligible in future phases.  For more information visit the state website COVID-19 Vaccine in Connecticut: Main Portal

CSCU and QVCC Announcements and Information