This page is dedicated to provide information and resources regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. For Fairfield COVID-19 data, please visit the data page.
Contact Tracing Information: If you test positive for COVID-19, please notify all of your close contacts and follow updated CDC isolation and quarantine guidance. If you have any questions, please call 203-256-3150. School related cases should be reported to the school absentee line and/or school nurse. In calculating the 5 day isolation or quarantine period, for isolation day zero is date of symptom onset or day positive test was collected, which ever is earlier and return is on day 6 if no fever for 24hrs and symptoms improving. The CDC has a isolation/quarantine calculator to help determine dates.
There are currently 4 FDA approved vaccines for Emergency Use (Pfizer, Moderna, Novavax, and Janssen/Johnson & Johnson). It is strongly encouraged that all eligible individuals get vaccinated and be up to date on their vaccines. Pfizer and Moderna are approved for those 6 months and older. For more information on current recommendations, please visit the CDC's website.
In additional to getting vaccinated, the CDC recommends these everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses like COVID-19.
- Stay home is you are sick except to seek medical care.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. The health department has a video demonstrating how to wash your hands properly.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands after. The health department has a video demonstrating the importance of covering your cough/sneeze.
- Avoid contact with people who may be sick.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Please visit this website for up to date information on COVID-19 testing and antibody testing.
CDC COVID-19 Resources
Call 2-1-1 for general COVID-19 questions
Yale New Haven Call Center - 1-833-ASK YNNH (275-9644)
Hartford Health Care - 1-833-621-0600
Nuvance Health - 1-888-667-9262
For information on where to receive a COVID-19 vaccine and for persons who are homebound, please visit our website.
Mental Health Resources
211 CT - Mental Health Category: provides links to providers of counseling services for adults and children and mental health support groups.
HEALTHY LIVES CT: provides information and tools for maintaining or regaining wellness in the areas of emotional wellness, physical wellness, holistic wellness, financial wellness, and recovery from addiction issues.
SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
Mental Health and COVID-19 – Information and Resources
Coping with Corona: Mental Health Supports in a Pandemic
American Sign Language (ASL) Videos
The CDC has a series of ASL videos available for our deaf and hard of hearing community covering a range of topics, from social distancing to caring for others to safety practices, centered around COVID-19. The videos are available on YouTube at this link.
6 Preventative Steps
Proper Hand Washing
Cover Your Cough
COVID-19 guidance for specific groups
Guidance for Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Our Community
Guidance for Health Care Providers
Guidance for Schools: Pandemic Guidance for Schools
For general information about COVID-19, as well as information for healthcare professionals and travelers, please visit the CDC's website
CDC Webpage on US COVID-19 Coronavirus Activity
Various COVID-19 Coronavirus Data and Rate Estimates (non governmental/academic website)
CT Department of Public Health COVID-19 Coronavirus Webpage