(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today
announced that the State of Connecticut has launched a website to keep
residents informed regarding the Ebola virus. There will also be a
hyperlink to www.ct.gov/ebola
on the homepages of all state agencies.
“Many residents have questions and concerns. For that
reason, we felt it was important to create a localized site where
information will be updated on an ongoing basis,” said Governor Malloy.
“While there are no cases of Ebola in Connecticut, we are taking safety
measures to prevent the spread of this virus should someone in our
state become sick with Ebola. Our health officials and Unified Command
Team have been meeting to prepare for a potential case here in
“While a widespread outbreak of Ebola in our country
remains unlikely, we still want residents to have information they need
to understand how Connecticut is preparing,” said Department of Public
Health Commissioner Dr. Jewel Mullen. “This site provides people with
access to timely and accurate information about Ebola and the work the
state and its partners are doing to protect Connecticut.”
The site provides risk information about Ebola virus
infection, a map of the West African countries affected by Ebola, and
information about actions the state of Connecticut is taking to prevent
the spread of the virus should someone in Connecticut become sick with
Ebola. The site provides links to additional resources and information
from the CDC and other partners.
The site also includes resources for health care
providers, including new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC) on the use of personal protective equipment by
health care personnel.
Over the past several weeks, Governor Malloy has taken
several preventive measures to help prevent the spread of Ebola in
The United Way’s 211 is also a resource equipped to handle inquiries concerning Ebola on its website at www.211ct.org
, or by calling 2-1-1.