COVID-19 Information


COVID-19
Information
This page is dedicated to providing information and resources for the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. For the Town of Fairfield COVID-19 data please visit the 
data page
If you test positive for COVID-19, please follow updated CDC 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. 
Preventative Measures

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 addition to getting vaccinated, the CDC recommends these everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses like COVID-19. 

  • Stay home if 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.
Testing
Please visit this website for up-to-date information on COVID-19 testing and antibody testing. 

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 

Informational videos

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 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 

Additional resources

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