How to approach your match relationship during the COVID-19 health emergency.
Follow the Center for Disease Control’s Recommendations
As a reminder: Our agency recommends that you follow the advice of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) by following guidelines that can help keep you and others healthy.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash; if you have no tissue with you, turn away and cough or sneeze into your elbow or sleeve.
Per CDC recommendations, we encourage you to seek medical attention if you have been in close contact with a person known to have Covid-19, or who has been experiencing flu-like symptoms.
For more information and additional resources related to Covid-19, we encourage you to visit the State of Connecticut’s Department of Public Health website: www.ct.gov/coronavirus
You can also get answers to more general questions by dialing 2-1-1 for assistance. This information line is available 24 hours a day, and has multilingual assistance and TDD/TTY access for those with a hearing impairment. The hotline is intended only for individuals not experiencing symptoms, but who may have general questions related to Covid-19.
Whether you are a Big Brother or Sister, parent or guardian, our Virtual Toolkit has a wealth of information on resources that will help you support children during this period of social distancing – please use it!