Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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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).                                 

NEWTOWN HEALTH DISTRICT WEEKLY CASE SUMMARY REPORT

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

Additional guidance can be found on the CT Coronavirus Response website: https://portal.ct.gov/coronavirus


 
 ONLINE VAMS ENROLLMENT (FOR ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS)
 

KNOW THE SYMPTOMS        

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of
symptoms reported,from mild symptoms to severe illness.CDC images of Covid 19 symptoms
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 TESTING INFORMATION
Please contact your primary care physician or other health care provider for questions. Visit the following link for other informaton regarding:TESTING
 
 

For additional testing locations near Newtown use the: CT TESTING LOCATOR


WHEN TO QUARANTINE

Stay home if you might have been exposed to COVID-19.


 
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TRAVEL INFORMATION  

Per Governor Lamont’s Executive Order No. 7NNN, “effective on August 14, 2020, any person in a public place in Connecticut, whether indoors or outdoors, who does not maintain a safe social distance of approximately six feet from every other person shall cover their mouth and nose with a mask or cloth face-covering. In addition, individuals shall use a mask or cloth face covering when using the services of taxi, car, livery, ride-sharing or similar service, or any means of mass public transit or while within any semi-enclosed transit stop or waiting area. 

CDC: Use Masks to Help Slow the Spread

To view all Emergency Orders issued by the Governor and State Agencies: click here