2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Image by CDC

Information about COVID-19 is evolving- the Newtown Health District is closely following this information and our goal is to keep you informed as best we can. Everyday preventative actions such as good personal hygiene and social distancing are of the most importance and can help stop the spread of this illness and other respiratory viruses. We will continue to communicate through updates to our website as well as our usual public communication channels (the Newtown Bee, municipal websites, schools’ news venues as deemed appropriate).

Information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found by calling 2-1-1 or
by texting "CTCOVID" to 898211.
To access testing data, including case numbers, deaths, and hospitalizations for all CT towns
 click here: COVID-19 Daily Case Report. 
For additional guidance visit the State's coronavirus website at www.ct.gov/coronavirus.

Watch for symptoms
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported –
ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:
»Fever          »Cough          »Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing        »Chills        
»Repeating Shaking with Chills            »Muscle Pain         »Headache       
»Sore Throat           »New loss of taste or smell              

COVID-19 Collection Site Information:
Individuals who have a fever (greater than or equal to 100.0°), a cough, or shortness of breath, or are displaying other symptoms consistent with those of COVID-19,
 will need an order from your primary care physician to be tested for COVID-19.
If you do not have a primary care provider, please contact an urgent care center or a federally qualified health center to get a doctor’s order to be tested.
*For the safety of other patients and medical professionals, please do not go unannounced to any medical facility. Please call ahead for instructions. 
If you are unable to get into contact with a primary care physician or other health care provider,
please reach out to one of the following community hotlines and they can assist you:
Danbury Hospital- Nuvance Health: (888) 667-9262
Hartford Healthcare Hotline: (860) 972-8100
Yale New Haven Health: (833) 484-1200
Bristol Hospital Coronavirus Info Line: (860) 261-6855

Stamford Health: (203) 276-4111

Danbury Hospital COVID-19 Collection Site Information click here.


Information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):CDC Stop SpreadofGermsStayHomeWhenSick
What is a Cloth Face Covering?  Do I need it?  How do I make one? click here  covid-19clothfacecoveringimage
Information regarding the safe use of household cleaning supplies can be found here and in the attachments below. For your safety, never mix household cleaning products! 
This document was produced by the Utah Department of Health in cooperation with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. 
Questions can be directed to health.district@newtown-ct.gov or call (203) 270-4291