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COVID-19 Response Information Center

As many are aware at this point, COVID-19 has changed our lives at a pace that has not been seen before in recent history. No matter how old you are, no matter how healthy you are, this virus impacts us all, both ourselves as well as our friends and families. Please read below to access all of the latest information regarding the virus' impact on our season, and what you can do to help prevent its spread. 

2020 Season Updates

June 2, 2020

News Release From The Office of the Commissioner: 2020 Regular Season Will Start As Early As June 20th; Participating Teams Are Advised To Begin Private Practices As Soon As Possible

Read Full News Release From The Office of the Commissioner HERE.

April 30, 2020

News Release From The Office of the Commissioner: Start of 2020 Regular Season Postponed Indefinitely; 2020 Regular Season Will Not Be Considered for Start Before June 12th; All Spring Training Games Cancelled As of 12:00pm (EST)

Read Full News Release From The Office of the Commissioner HERE.

March 31, 2020

News Release From The Office of the Commissioner: Start of 2020 Regular Season To Be Delayed By At Least One Week; First Week of Spring Training Cancelled and Second Week Postponed By One Week As of 12:00pm (EST) Today; All In-Person Events And Activities Cancelled Or Postponed Until Further Notice

Read Full News Release From The Office of the Commissioner HERE.

Basic Coronavirus Questions

What is COVID-19?

There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused be a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. 

How does COVID-19 spread?

COVID-19 is known to spread in two (2) main ways. These ways are as follows:

1) Person-to-person: Infection between people occurs when people are in close contact (within 6 feet) of each other. Respiratory droplets of an infected individual can land in the mouths or noses of someone nearby, or can be inhaled into the lungs, causing a transfer of the infection.

2) Via contaminated surfaces or objects: Respiratory droplets also can land on surfaces or objects. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. 

Who is the most vulnerable to COVID-19?

While most people will experience only mild symptoms -- and about 80 percent will recover without needing special treatment -- about one in six will become seriously ill. Older adults and those who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk of developing severe symptoms.

How do I prevent infection from COVID-19?

There are several things you can do, and encourage others to do, to avoid infection.

1) Keep your hands clean: Wash your hands often, especially after spending time in a public place, and before eating. Soap and water work well, but make sure to wash for at least 20 seconds and to cover all areas of your hands, including thumbs and between fingers. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.

2) Avoid touching your face: Try not to touch your eyes, nose and mouth, especially if you have not washed your hands recently.

3) Keep surfaces and objects clean: Keep clean things you touch all the time, such as doorknobs, counter-tops, faucets, and even phones. Use water and detergent or soap to clean, and disinfect with EPA-registered household disinfectants.

4) Keep your distance: Practice social distancing. Avoid close contact with anyone who is sick, or who is coughing or sneezing, and refrain from gathering with large groups.

5) Stay home: Work from home, if it is possible to do so, and avoid spending unnecessary time in crowded public locations, for example by ordering takeout or delivery instead of eating in a restaurant.

To find out the latest information about COVID-19 and the implications of the disease in Connecticut and your local community, please click any of the links below.

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Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


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State of Connecticut Coronavirus Response