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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

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.

Families and care givers should presume that children will be out of school for an extended period of time and should plan accordingly.

 We realize that this decision will have a significant impact on families and care givers of New Haven Public School students. Our team will be working to support families and ensure, as best we can, that we provide for their family and children’s needs. We will be communicating with you on an ongoing basis with updates to this rapidly changing situation.

 I want to be clear to all members of the community that you are responsible for helping us reduce the spread of 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 - Shelters
What you need to know - 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 - Faith Based Organizations

Please also review the following presentations:
Elderly Services

Faith and Community
Homeless Shelters
New Haven Public Schools Food Distribution Sites