Sen. Sampson COVID-19 Update

March 16, 2020

Dear Neighbor,

As your State Senator, my job is to represent you and your concerns in our state government. I have been consistent in my focus on improving Connecticut’s future while maintaining our American system of government — a system based on freedom, opportunity and limited self-government where the people hold the power.

At this time, as a result of concerns over the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the 2020 legislative session has been paused until March 30, 2020 and very likely beyond. Because of this public health emergency, the executive branch of our state government, consisting of the Governor and his agency officials, is given extraordinary and far reaching power to set policy while individual legislators are relegated to more or less sharing official information with our constituents and serving their immediate concerns.

I am hopeful that wisdom and prudence guide our Governor and President as they attempt to mitigate this health crisis and that our state and nation do not suffer as a result of either the virus or the policies adopted to reduce its impact. During this time, I will remain steadfast to make sure that you are properly informed of all available information, and that your voices are heard by those in charge. I remain committed to defending our way of life and will do everything in my power to see us through this current troubling time.

Below, you will find the best sources of current information.

You may also reach me directly at [email protected].


State Senator Rob Sampson


General Info, Guidance, & Resources
The state website links to latest news, FAQs, public health resources as well as information for schools, businesses, consumers and more.

2-1-1 Connecticut
The 2-1-1 info hotline is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. The hotline is for general questions about COVID-19. If you’re experiencing symptoms, contact your medical provider.