htaccess – How to ignore the folder at the root of the site when accessing a URL

I have a folder in the public_html directory of my site called /connect. The folder is at the origin of the page sitename.com/connect to access a parent index page instead of the configured WordPress page.

Deleting this folder fixes the problem, but this folder continues to be added daily by my autoSSL program. This was due to a connect.sitename.com subdomain being configured, but even after removing it from DNS, it is still added daily.

Can I do something for the htaccess file, or something else to ignore this folder and use the WordPress page that I set up?

There is no way I can change the URL, the client has sent print media with the URL on it.