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.
There are currently 3 FDA approved vaccines for Emergency Use (Pfizer, Moderna, and Janssen/Johnson & Johnson). It is strongly encouraged that all eligible individuals get vaccinated. Pfizer is approved for those 5 years and older, Moderna and Janssen/Johnson & Johnson is approved for those over the age of 18 years. We currently do not know when vaccine approval will occur in those under the age of 5 years.
Booster shots are available to those 16 or older 6 months after finishing their two dose series of Pfizer or Moderna or 2 months after a singe dose of Janssen/Johnson and Johnson .
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.
- Wear a face covering.
- Socially distance by keeping at least a 6ft distance from others.
Please visit this website for up to date information on COVID-19 testing and antibody testing.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
What to do if...
I test positive for COVID-19 or am a close contact of a confirmed case
Cases should should isolate from others and contact should quarantine. See the latest CDC Isolation Quarantine Guidance.
In CT, there is currently no executive order regarding domestic or international travel. However, it is recommended to follow the CDC travel-related guidance.
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.
CDC Manage Anxiety & Stress: offers tips for reducing stress in yourself and others and offers information for parents, responders and people released from quarantine.
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.
Why and How to Use a Cloth Face Covering
Fairfield's Community Mitigation Strategy
6 Preventative Steps
Proper Hand Washing
Cover Your Cough
Social Distancing, Self-Quarantine and Self-Isolation
COVID-19 guidance for specific groups
Getting Your Household Ready for COVID-19
Guidance for Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Our Community
Guidance for Individuals, Families and Community
Guidance for Businesses
Guidance for Health Care Providers, Guidance for Health Care Facilities, Guidance for Long Term Care Facilities
Guidance for Schools US Dept of Education, Tips for Talking with Children for Parents and Teachers, Pandemic Guidance for Schools
Guidance for Travelers New Guidance for Travelers from Countries with Widespread Ongoing Transmission
Guidance on Caring for People Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 in a Home/Residential Setting
Guidance on Protecting Yourself
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. Additional Details on US Cases.
World Health Organization Dashboard on Worldwide COVID-19 Coronavirus Activity
Johns Hopkins University Dashboard of Worldwide COVID-19 Coronavirus Activity
General Tips to prevent the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus
CDC Interim Guidance for Preventing COVID-19 Coronavirus from Spreading to Others in Homes and Communities
Various COVID-19 Coronavirus Data and Rate Estimates (non governmental/academic website)
CT Department of Public Health COVID-19 Coronavirus Webpage