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  • Connecticut’s ‘Stay Safe, Stay Home’ Guidelines

    March 22, 2020

    Here are the specifics of Gov. Ned Lamont’s “Stay Safe, Stay Home,” as Connecticut tries to limit its residents exposure to the COVID-19 virus. The plan, effective March 23 at 8 pm, includes these recommendations: Non-essential public community gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason should be canceled…

  • The Kids are Managing Stay-at-Home. What About You?

    March 20, 2020

    It’s hard to imagine when you’re stuck inside, but the coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine is only a temporary blip in your life and while it’s natural to feel sad and lonely, there are some ways to keep your spirits up. Be productive. That hall closet you’ve ignored can be cleaned, the…

  • The Coronavirus Response Through the Eyes of a Doctor

    March 18, 2020

    By Dr. William Horgan Hartford HealthCare Regional Medical Director of Quality & Safety Backus Hospital/Windham Hospital Many people are upset because professional and college sports or their child’s sporting events have been postponed or canceled because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Many people feel like we’re overreacting in the United States….

  • Here’s What To Do if You Need, or Have, a Doctor’s Appointment

    March 18, 2020

    A message to patients from Dr. James Cardon, Hartford HealthCare Chief Clinical Integration Officer: Dear Patient: COVID-19, the new coronavirus, has affected all of us. To protect the people and communities we serve, Hartford HealthCare has put in place these policies and procedures for staff, patients and guests. If you have…

  • Hartford HealthCare Increases Visitor Restrictions, Limits Elective Surgeries

    March 17, 2020

    Hartford HealthCare has increased its visitor restrictions and will postpone surgeries and procedures that are not urgent or emergent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Restricting visitors as much as possible helps prevent the spread of coronavirus. Click here for an explanation of the policy and exceptions (for example, visits to…

  • Advice for Parents, and Kids, During ‘Stay Safe, Stay Home’

    March 17, 2020

    Patricia Rehmer, senior vice president of behavioral health for Hartford HealthCare, offers some advice to parents during the COVID-19 crisis in a visit with WTNH, Channel 8. Here is a lightly edited version of the interview: Q: Explain to us what you should be saying to our children in the situation. A:…

  • Hartford Hospital Patient First COVID-19 Case in Area

    March 14, 2020

    A Rocky Hill woman in her 80s being treated at Hartford Hospital tested positive Friday for COVID-19, the first confirmed coronavirus case in the Hartford area. Hartford HealthCare would like to offer the community this information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention if you eventually become mildly ill…

  • A Message From Hartford HealthCare CEO Jeffrey Flaks

    March 11, 2020

    With the concerns about coronavirus and COVID-19, I want to assure you that Hartford HealthCare is doing everything possible to protect the safety and well-being of the people and the communities we serve, and our team of healthcare providers. Our goal is to be ready and prepared for whatever is…

  • How to Control Coronavirus Anxiety

    March 11, 2020

    Whether it’s wiping out a store’s stock of hand sanitizer and toilet paper to overzealously taking children’s temperatures, people’s fears about the coronavirus are escalating. The facts bear some concern, according to experts at the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network (BHN). Respiratory symptoms and illnesses, which can be associated with…

  • Coronavirus: Hartford HealthCare to Restrict Visitors at Hospitals, Skilled-Nursing Facilities

    March 10, 2020

    pdated March 12 Hartford HealthCare is restricting visitation to its seven-hospital network and prohibiting visitors, with few exceptions, to its skilled-nursing facility as a precaution during the COVID-19 outbreak. “These are unprecedented times,” said President and CEO Jeff Flaks, above, at a March 10 news conference at the Hartford HealthCare Care…


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