Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
A message from Mayor Justin Elicker on COVID-19
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
Stay Safe, Stay Healthy documents:Please click here
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Informational Packets - click on the image(s) below
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.
At this time the Fire Marshal’s office is inspecting food trucks Monday through Friday from 07:00am until 09:00am.
Once at Fire Headquarters, please have the owner call the main #2039466232 to contact an inspector to meet them in the parking lot.
Once in the parking lot, the inspector will inspect the food truck alone to maintain social distance.
The inspector will photograph a valid photo ID and the signed certificate, which will then be emailed and uploaded into a network drive.
Immunization Action Plan (IAP)
City of New Haven Health Department
54 Meadow Street, New Haven, CT 06519
The New Haven Department's Immunization Action Plan program (IAP) works with physician offices to ensure that all area children are being immunized according to schedule. The IAP coordinator and outreach staff work to perform the following objectives.
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April 17, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CVS Opens COVID-19 Rapid Testing Site in New Haven
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Today CVS opened a COVID-19 rapid testing site in New Haven. CVS has already launched two of these testing programs in the states of Georgia and Rhode Island, and it is an effective way to identify those who are COVID-19 positive and to further reduce the spread of the virus. Testing is free of charge and takes approximately thirty minutes. The New Haven rapid testing site is located at Gateway Community College, 60 Sargent Drive. Those interested in scheduling a test will need to preregister in advance online at CVS.com to schedule a time slot. Once an individual arrives at the testing site, medical staff will instruct them to stay in their vehicle and will be directed through the process.
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.