Coronavirus Disease 2019

Important information about COVID-19.

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Advancing to a New Normal

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Track COVID-19 activity with the COVID-19 Community Levels Tool created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

This online tool was designed to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. CDC recommends taking precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 Community Level in your area.

A Word About Masks

COVID-19 has not disappeared. Wearing a facemask is still a good practice to prevent respiratory infections and illnesses such as Flu and COVID-19. Many people will choose to wear a facemask for a variety of reasons. Facemask use as a personal choice is part of our New Normal. CDC reminds us, “People may choose to mask at any time. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.”  Please respect and assist those who choose to wear masks. Let’s all try to make everyone feel safe and welcome in northeast CT.

We’re Still Here for You – Contact Us for Contact Tracing

You can still be at risk for exposure and illness. NDDH conducts outreach when we receive notification of a positive test result. If you or someone you know are symptomatic and/or tested positive for COVID-19 and you have questions about how to manage your illness and avoid getting others sick, call the NDDH office at 860-774-7350 and ask to speak to one of our contact tracers. We’re here to help you.

COVID-19 Testing

Testing is a vital part of identifying and controlling the spread of COVID-19.

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Find a COVID-19 Testing Location

Putnam Farmers Market: Mondays & Tuesdays 10am – 2pm;
Fridays 8am – 12pm

COVID-19 Data Resources

Here is where you will find regular updates on confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 hospitalizations, and deaths presented in a variety of maps, charts, tables, and graphs. All data in the daily reports are preliminary and data for previous dates may be updated as new reports are received and data errors are corrected.

Place your order for free at-home COVID-19 test kits from the United States Postal Service. Learn more at covidtests.gov.

At-home test kits are also available and may be purchased at most pharmacies and many retailers.

Treat COVID-19 Quickly! Get Help Finding COVID-19 Antiviral Medications Here

COVID-19 medications are now available through your doctor, local pharmacies, and health clinics. If you have COVID-19 symptoms, do not wait to get treated. You must take oral COVID-19 medication within 5 days of your first COVID-19 symptoms. Click the button below to find a location that is right for you.

Test to Treat Locations

Links for Learning

The CDC
CT.Ggov

State of CT Coronavirus Information and Guidance

Call 2-1-1 for general questions about COVID-19. Available 24 hours a day; multilingual assistance and TDD/TTY access for those with a hearing impairment. Only intended to be used by individuals who are not experiencing symptoms. Anyone experiencing symptoms is strongly urged to contact their medical provider to seek treatment.

CT COVID-19 Data Map – Department of Geography at UCONN

CT COVID-19 Vaccine Page

Connecticut COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccinations

Frequently Asked Questions About Testing & State Testing Locator

World Health Organization

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Global Data Tracker

Symptoms of Coronavirus

The list of symptoms grows as we learn more about COVID-19. Discover the CDC’s Self-Checker Tool – a guide to help you make decisions and seek appropriate medical care.

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

What to Do if You are Sick

10 Things You Can Do to Manage Your COVID-19 Symptoms at Home

CDC Quarantine and Isolation Guidelines

We All Know Superheroes Wear Masks

CDC Guidance on Wearing Masks

What You Can Do to Slow the Spread

Practice Everyday Preventive Actions Now

Practice and remind others of the importance of using everyday preventive actions that can help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses. Yes, these are simple strategies and THEY WORK. View more information by hovering over images.

Prevention Campaigns

Check out our COVID-19 Prevention Campaigns created in partnership with Generations Family Health Center:

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Thank you for your public health partnership as we work together to prevent illness, promote wellness, and protect our communities.