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03.14.22 - All HPL Locations Mask Optional For Public And Staff
In light of revised CDC guidance, and in conjunction with updated state and City protocols, masking is optional in all Hartford Public Library locations effective March 10th. Those with confirmed COVID-19, related symptoms or a known exposure should remain masked.
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Finding Help: Staying connected to coronavirus-related information and help that is available can be challenging – information is changing rapidly, families and businesses are struggling, and some of the traditional services aren’t operating. For the most up-to-date information on the State of Connecticut’s response, visit
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Connecticut Children's Launches 24/7 COVID Hotline
Connecticut Children’s recognizes that parents and community pediatricians have may have many questions regarding COVID-19. The Connecticut Children’s COVID hotline will connect parents and pediatricians to a Connecticut Children’s clinician 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The hotline phone number is 1-833-226-2362.
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