A time for caution… not confusion.


    • Virus variants that can even infect some of the vaccinated.

    • Fewer people receiving readily available vaccines.


We have overcome fear with facts before. We can do it again. Hartford HealthCare’s experts, who’ve been confronting coronavirus for months, offer this advice:


Mask up.

If you’re going shopping, or heading to a restaurant, theater or other indoor area, wear a mask over your nose and mouth — even if you’re vaccinated.

Get tested.

This is not the time to self-diagnose whether you have the cold or COVID. If you experience any symptoms, get a COVID test, and stay home until you’re better.

Try outside.

It’s the best time of year to be outdoors in New England. If you’re planning a gathering, stay outside where the virus transmits less easily.

Your best shot? Get the shot.

Getting vaccinated is, by far, the best way to prevent yourself from needing to be hospitalized or risking death by getting COVID. The vaccines are highly effective.

Face the facts.

Vaccination protects you against the most severe symptoms of COVID. You are much more likely to get sick and need to be hospitalized if you’re unvaccinated.

Stay informed.

There is a disturbing amount of misinformation about this pandemic. Trust medical experts, who took an oath to promote wellness and heal sickness. Explore this site for reliable information.

Do you have questions about COVID-19 or the vaccines? Concerns about variants or information you may have heard? Call Hartford HealthCare’s Community Care Center and ask our healthcare experts — Monday through Friday, 8am to noon, 860.972.8100 (toll-free 1.833.621.0600).

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Coronavirus Video Resources

RSV - Dr. Steven Valassis

RSV - Dr. Steven Valassis

RSV - Dr. Steven Valassis

COVID-19 Variants - Dr. Andrew Wong

COVID-19 Variants - Dr. Andrew Wong

Dr. Andrew Wong, an Internal Medicine Specialist at Hartford HealthCare Medical Group in Westport discusses precautions when it comes to new COVID variants.

Updates on COVID-19 Booster Shots

Updates on COVID-19 Booster Shots

Dr. Paul Anthony, MD, Infectious Disease Specialist discusses booster shots and protection from variants

Summer COVID Surge Concerns

Summer COVID Surge Concerns

Jo-Anne Passalacqua, MD, Infectious Disease Specialist, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, discusses a potential COVID surge.

COVID Podcasts


Staying healthy, both physically and emotionally, is a goal for us all. The Hartford HealthCare podcast series brings you experts in a variety of areas to talk about ways to maintain and improve your health.


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