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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

A message from Mayor Justin Elicker on COVID-19


  • Use clean hygiene techniques – wash your hands frequently for a minimum of 20 seconds. Do not shake other people’s hands. Don’t touch your face.
  • Avoid large gatherings.
  • If you have a fever and cough, do not go to the hospital or your health care provider – call them first. If you go to your provider you will risk spread of the disease.


We will work together as a community to confront this very challenging situation. It’s at times like these that we define what kind of community we are.  New Haven is a community that works together, that supports each other, that does our part as individuals for the benefit of the whole. Thank you.


Please contact your primary care physician if you have any questions about COVID-19 or are showing symptoms. If you need further guidance call the New Haven Health Department Emergency Line at (203) 946-4949. 

 

Before a COVID-19 outbreak occurs in your community: Plan 

A COVID-19 outbreak could last for a long time in your community. Depending on the severity of the outbreak, public health officials may recommend community actions designed to help keep people healthy, reduce exposures to COVID-19, and slow the spread of the disease. Local public health officials may make recommendations appropriate to your local situation. Creating a plan can help protect your health and the health of those in your community in the event of an outbreak of COVID-19.

 

For additional information on specific populations, please review the following documents: 

What you need to know flowsheet: Shelters

What you need to know flowsheet: Private-Parochial-Charter Schools

What you need to know flowsheet: Businesses

What you need to know flowsheet: Detention Facilities

What you need to know flowsheet:  Daycares

What you need to know flowsheet: General Population

What you need to know flowsheet: Nursing Facilities (Rehab/Long Term)

What you need to know flowsheet: Faith Based Organizations

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Informational Packets - click on the image(s) below

 

Community Business

Elderly Service Providers

Parochial / Charter / Youth

Homeless Shelters

Faith Based Organizations

  

 

 The mission of the New Haven Health Department is to ensure and advocate for the health and well-being of all New Haven residents. 


The New Haven Health Department has a long tradition of protecting the health of city residents through disease prevention and health promotion. Established in 1872 as the New Haven Health Commission, the Department has evolved from its beginnings combating poor sanitary practices and yellow fever epidemics. We've emerged as a leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS early in the epidemic, establishing one of the first syringe exchange programs in the country 28 years ago. Today, we continue to provide the essential public health services and enforce the Public Health Code as outlined in state statures and the city charter. This also includes responding to complaints of public health nuisances as well as ensuring environmental health and safety and curbing disease outbreaks.

We work to ensure the health of our residents, particularly our most vulnerable neighbors. We provide school nursing services, maternal and child health case management, health screenings and health education.

Our Department works to promote public health by providing expertise to guide health policy reforms. We provide evidence-based public health programs, such as the Department's Opioid Overdose Program, launched in 2015.


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New Haven Mayor Urges Residents to Sign up for the Medical Reserve Corps

March 26, 2020 

March 26, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New Haven Mayor Urges Residents to Sign up for the Medical Reserve Corps

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Today New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker and New Haven Health Director Maritza Bond urged residents to help out in the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic by signing up for the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). The New Haven MRC is open to medical and non-medical volunteers 18 years of age and older.

Mayor Justin Elicker released the following statement:

We are facing many challenges in our response to COVID-19. There is a shortage of protective equipment for our first responders, like N95 masks, and people have been donating supplies; however, we need people to step up and help us on the ground. We need volunteers, doctors, nurses, and medical professionals to help out with our COVID-19 response by signing up with the Medical Reserve Corps.

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New Haven Mayor Issues State of Emergency

March 15, 2020 

New Haven Mayor Issues State of Emergency, Limits City Hall Operations,

Announces Second Resident Confirmed with COVID-19

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Today New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker issued a state of emergency amidst the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. New Haven health officials have also been notified of a second confirmed New Haven resident having COVID-19.

Mayor Justin Elicker released the following statement:

Read the full text of the emergency order below, or follow this link: http://bit.ly/nhvsoe

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

March 12, 2020 

A message from Mayor Justin Elicker on COVID-19

In response to increasing concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, the City of New Haven and the New Haven Superintendent of Schools have decided that we will be closing all New Haven Public Schools indefinitely. We are also closing all senior centers and libraries indefinitely.

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A reminder that all food service licenses will expire

February 5, 2020 

A reminder that all food service licenses will expire: May 1, 2020.

New for this year: payment must be made by certified bank check or money order.

Personal checks, business checks, or cash will not be accepted.


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State and Local Governments Closely Monitoring Coronavirus in CT: No Confirmed Cases (January 27, 2020)

January 28, 2020 

GOVERNOR LAMONT TELLS RESIDENTS STATE CLOSELY MONITORING FOR POSSIBLE CASES OF CORONAVIRUS


No Confirmed Cases in Connecticut; Two Patients Under Investigation Statewide, Both Tested Positive for Influenza Type A


(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today said that the State of Connecticut is continuing to closely monitor the outbreak of coronavirus in China after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced several confirmed cases in the United States, none of which are in Connecticut.

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Director of Health
Maritza Bond
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Phone
(203) 946-6999

Address
54 Meadow Street, 9th Floor
New Haven, CT 06519

Hours
Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm

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