Pruebas caseras de detección de COVID-⁠19 de forma gratuita

Todos los hogares de EE.UU. pronto podrán ordenar 4 pruebas caseras de detección de COVID-⁠19. Las pruebas serán gratuitas, no habrá gastos de envío y no será necesario proporcionar un número de tarjeta de crédito.

Se aceptarán pedidos a partir del 19 de enero.

Free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests

Every home in the U.S. can soon order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests will be completely free—there are no shipping costs and you don’t need to enter a credit card number.

Ordering begins January 19.

CT Cities and Towns that have issued new mask mandates

Hartford (took effect on Aug. 11)

New Haven – (took effect on Aug. 9)

Bridgeport(took effect on Aug. 11)

Stamford(took effect on Aug. 12)

Norwalk(took effect on Aug. 13)

Danbury – (took effect August 15) 

Mansfield – (took effect August 14)

These cities and towns require indoor face coverings for all residents in restaurants and businesses, regardless of their vaccination status.

(click on the city or town for guidelines) 

CT Covid-19 Latest Guidance

Orientación más reciente de CT Covid-19

COVID-19 vaccine eligibility:

All individuals who are 12 years of age or older and live, work, or attend school in Connecticut are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

For more information on vaccinations and to learn how to get the vaccine, visit

Mask and face-covering requirements:

Connecticut’s policies regarding masks and face coverings were updated to align with the recently modified CDC recommendations.

The statewide mask policy that is currently in effect is as follows:


  • Masks not required


  • Vaccinated not required to wear masks
  • Unvaccinated must wear masks
  • Masks are required to be worn by everyone in certain settings such as healthcare facilities, facilities housing vulnerable populations, public and private transit, correctional facilities, schools, and childcare
  • Businesses and state and local government offices have the option to require masks to be worn by everyone in their establishments

Municipal option to move beyond the minimum requirements of the statewide mask policy

  • Effective August 5, 2021, municipal leaders have the option of requiring masks to be worn by everyone in indoor public places regardless of vaccination status within their respective towns and cities

These policies were created by:

**Download: Guidance document from the Connecticut Department of Public Health on the state’s updated mask and face covering requirements
Travel Advisory: Mandates and requirements regarding travel are no longer in effect in Connecticut as of March 19, 2021. However, residents and visitors to Connecticut are strongly urged to follow travel-related guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CT DPH). Click here for detailed guidance regarding travel.
Elegibilidad para la vacuna COVID-19:

Todas las personas que tienen 12 años de edad o más y viven, trabajan o asisten a la escuela en Connecticut son elegibles para recibir la vacuna COVID-19.

Para obtener más información sobre las vacunas y para aprender cómo obtener la vacuna, visite .

Requisitos para cubrirse el rostro y la mascarilla:

Las políticas de Connecticut con respecto a las máscaras y los protectores faciales se actualizaron para alinearse con las recomendaciones de los CDC recientemente modificadas.

La política estatal de máscaras que está actualmente en vigor es la siguiente:

Al aire libre

  • No se requieren máscaras


  • Vacunados no se requiere usar mascarillas.
  • Los no vacunados deben usar máscaras
  • Se requiere que todas las personas usen máscaras en ciertos entornos, como instalaciones de atención médica, instalaciones que albergan a poblaciones vulnerables, transporte público y privado, instalaciones correccionales, escuelas y cuidado de niños.
  • Las empresas y las oficinas de los gobiernos estatales y locales tienen la opción de exigir que todas las personas en sus establecimientos usen máscaras.

Opción municipal para ir más allá de los requisitos mínimos de la política estatal de máscaras

  • A partir del 5 de agosto de 2021, los líderes municipales tienen la opción de exigir que todas las personas usen máscaras en lugares públicos cerrados, independientemente del estado de vacunación dentro de sus respectivos pueblos y ciudades.

Estas políticas fueron creadas por:

** Descargar:  Documento de orientación del Departamento de Salud Pública de Connecticut sobre los requisitos actualizados del estado para cubrirse el rostro y las máscaras
Aviso de viaje: los  mandatos y requisitos relacionados con los viajes ya no están vigentes en Connecticut a partir del 19 de marzo de 2021. Sin embargo, se recomienda encarecidamente a los residentes y visitantes de Connecticut que sigan la guía relacionada con los viajes de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) y el Departamento de Salud Pública de Connecticut (CT DPH). Haga clic aquí para obtener una guía detallada sobre viajes .

Single-Use Plastic Bag has been banned since July 1, 2021

The single-use plastic bag fee ended on June 30, 2021. Connecticut’s plastic bag ban took effect on July 1, 2021

La bolsa de plástico de un solo uso está prohibida desde el 1ro de julio 2021

La bolsa de plástico de un solo uso está prohibida desde el 1ro de julio 2021

Connecticut Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Authority

Is to provide Connecticut’s workforce access to paid family leave benefits and to empower employers by offering helpful tools for understanding their vital role and provide support to navigate the program. This program allows those employees working in Connecticut the opportunity to address personal and family health needs without the consequence of lost income.

Autoridad de seguro de licencia médica y familiar pagada

Es proporcionar a la fuerza laboral de Connecticut acceso a los beneficios de licencia familiar pagada y capacitar a los empleadores al ofrecer herramientas útiles para comprender su función vital y brindar apoyo para navegar el programa. Este programa permite a los empleados que trabajan en Connecticut la oportunidad de abordar las necesidades de salud personales y familiares sin la consecuencia de la pérdida de ingresos.

Click here / Haga Clic Aqui

Taller en línea sobre la presentación de Fondos de Revitalización para Restaurantes

El fondo proporciona asistencia de emergencia y tiene la intención de ayudar a cubrir las pérdidas de su negocio debido a la pandemia.

Para ver la PRESENTACION virtual del día Jueves, Abril 29, 2021.


Haga clic aquí

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SAMA and Minority Biz Owners Push For More PPP

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The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses. For more information


SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan

Click on the link for more information:

At the end of the application, click the button that says to apply for quick 10,000.00.



Testing Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday
8:30AM to 5:00PM

21 Grand Street, Hartford, CT

To schedule an appointment, please call



Horas de operaciòn para hacerse la prueba
lunes a viernes 
8:30AM to 5:00PM

21 Grand Street, Hartford, CT

Para hacer una cita por favor llame al

Go to or call 211 if you have a question about the Emergency food pantry,

financial assistance, COVID-19, and more.

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SAMA is committed to providing our small business community with the latest information concerning the Coronavirus. We will continue to post as much information as it becomes available including links to important sites.

The Small Business Administration has issued a news release on Tuesday, March 17th offering disaster assistance to Connecticut small businesses economically impacted by the Coronavirus.

This news release contains a hyperlink to apply online. We have also uploaded the application in PDF which we recommend you review first to become familiar with any necessary items you may need to collect in order to apply.

Click for news release Español

Click for application PDF

For more information on COVID-19 and what you can do to keep healthy and safe, visit the Centers for Disease Control at or visit our states website at

Given the ongoing public health concerns relating to COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, and the significant reduction in business activity, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill has announced that all Limited Liability Company (LLC) annual reports due March 31, 2020 may be filed on or before June 30, 2020 with no penalty or other consequence. By statute, the filing fees increase on July 1, 2020.

The information on file with our office for your business entity is below:

Please note that you must create a CONCORD user account to file an annual report. This is a new requirement this year and most users in the past did not create a CONCORD account to file annual reports. If you are unsure if you have a CONCORD account, we recommend creating a new account.

For more information, you can visit and choose “Business Services” and “Annual Report.”

For additional questions, you can email at

Contact SAMA at 860-278-5825 to assist you in the creation of your account and to submit your report.

Manuel Aldarondo, 203-202-3415; (New Haven County)

Rosa Jacinto, 860-724-4910;

Ana Sanchez Adorno, 860-819-3136;

News, Announcements, and Unemployment Information for all updated information.


Unemployment Separation Package:

To file on-line go to:



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