Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The latest news from the City of West Haven on the virus pandemic.

CONNECTICUT COVID-19 VACCINE — PHASES AND ELIGIBILITY: Details at Current Phases of COVID-19 Vaccination.

REGISTER WITH VAMS ONLINE: Connecticut residents 75 and older can fill out an online form to register with the Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS), a portal administered by the state Department of Public Health. You will need to enter your full name, birthdate, ZIP code, occupation (including “retired”) and email address. The information you enter will only be used for purposes of scheduling your vaccination and will be kept private. Once registered, VAMS will email and guide you through the appointment process for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. At this moment, only people eligible under Phase 1a or who are 75 and older can register. Please only fill out the form if you are eligible to receive the vaccine. Register at Online VAMS Enrollment.

REGISTER WITH VAMS BY PHONE: Connecticut residents 75 and older can also register with the Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS) by phone at 877-918-2224. The line will take calls from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and will offer a call-back option when all contact specialists are busy serving other callers. The team will aim to return calls as soon as possible, with the goal of same-day response. Please note that every individual must have their own unique email to be vaccinated with VAMS. For example, if you are registering your elderly parent and use your email, you will not be able to be vaccinated using that same email. More information for those 75 and older at COVID-19 Vaccine Access.

CONNECTICUT COVID VACCINE APPOINTMENT ASSISTANCE LINE: In partnership with the state Department of Public Health, United Way of Connecticut/211 is setting up a dedicated COVID Vaccine Appointment Assistance line to enable phone-based scheduling of vaccine appointments. Details at Connecticut COVID Vaccine Appointment Assistance Line.

COVID-19 VACCINATION — EMPLOYER INFO AND ENROLLMENT: Employers play a critical role in ensuring access to the COVID-19 vaccine for their staff and communicating about eligibility. This is particularly important during early phases of the vaccine program, where supply will be very limited. Employers are responsible for ensuring that only employees who fit the criteria are scheduled to receive the vaccine. Details at Connecticut COVID-19 Response.

COVID-19 HOTLINE: To report a positive coronavirus case or a violation of Reopen Connecticut’s Sector Rules, call our Health Department’s COVID-19 hotline at 203-937-3530. Leave a voicemail message for a return call by a staff member. Complaints are kept confidential.

CORONAVIRUS-SPECIFIC COMPLAINTS: Please direct all coronavirus-specific complaints to the following email address: covid19@westhaven-ct.gov. Complaints are kept confidential.

COVID-19 QUESTIONS? Do you feel sick and/or have questions about medical care or testing? Contact your doctor.

RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS OWNERS: For the latest information, resources and guidance on the new coronavirus disease, called COVID-19, click on the following links:

ANNOUNCEMENT: Statement From Acting DPH Commissioner Deidre S. Gifford on Avoiding Improper Vaccine Administration
ANNOUNCEMENT: Sound Health, Volume 5, the Official Newsletter of the West Haven Health Department
ANNOUNCEMENT: Connecticut COVID-19 Vaccine: Phases and Eligibility
NEWS RELEASE: CT Residents Over 75 Can Schedule COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments as State Transitions to Phase 1b
ANNOUNCEMENT: Online Enrollment for the Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS)
ANNOUNCEMENT: Connecticut COVID Vaccine Appointment Assistance Line
ANNOUNCEMENT: COVID-19 Vaccination: Employer Info and Enrollment
ANNOUNCEMENT: Indoor Dining Update From Reopen Connecticut
ANNOUNCEMENT: Thanksgiving Guidance From Mayor Nancy R. Rossi
NEWS RELEASE: Gov. Ned Lamont Announces Fines for Businesses Violating COVID-19 Rules Increase to $10,000
ANNOUNCEMENT: CDC Guidance for Holiday Celebrations and Small Gatherings
ANNOUNCEMENT: CDC Guidance for Celebrating Thanksgiving
NEWS RELEASE: Gov. Ned Lamont Announces Launch of COVID-19 Exposure Notification App for Mobile Devices
NEWS RELEASE: DPH Releases Public Health Advisory for All Connecticut Residents Amid Rise in COVID-19 Cases
ANNOUNCEMENT: Phase 2.1 Rollback of CT Reopen Plan Effective at 12:01 a.m. Nov. 6; Indoor Dining Closing by 9:30 p.m.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Halloween Guidance From Mayor Nancy R. Rossi
ANNOUNCEMENT: West Haven Temporarily Reverting to Phase 2 of Connecticut's Reopen Plan
ANNOUNCEMENT: How To Have a Safe and Fun Halloween
ANNOUNCEMENT: Get Tested for COVID-19 in the Savin Rock Conference Center Parking Lot
ANNOUNCEMENT: Update From Mayor Nancy R. Rossi on COVID-19
ANNOUNCEMENT: Halloween Guidance From the CT Department of Public Health
ANNOUNCEMENT: Save Your Breath: Vaping Increases Risk of COVID-19
ANNOUNCEMENT: COVID Act Now: Real-Time COVID Data and Risk Level for Your Community
ANNOUNCEMENT: Executive Order From Gov. Ned Lamont on the Enforcement of Masks, Gatherings and Issuance of Fines
ANNOUNCEMENT: Gov. Ned Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts
ANNOUNCEMENT: Social Distancing Practices Chart From the National Park Service
ANNOUNCEMENT: COVID-19 Safety and Social Distancing Graphics From the National Park Service
ANNOUNCEMENT: Food Service License Renewal Extended for West Haven Food Establishment Owners
ANNOUNCEMENT: Travel Advisory From Gov. Ned Lamont for Visitors to Connecticut
ANNOUNCEMENT: Latest Guidance From Reopen Connecticut for Face Coverings, Traveling, Gatherings and What’s Open
NEWS RELEASE: CT, NY, NJ Governors Announce 14-Day Quarantine for Visitors Coming From High-Infection States
ANNOUNCEMENT: CT DECD Small Business Reopening Resource Guide to Help Business Owners Obtain PPE
ANNOUNCEMENT: Free Yale Law School Webinars for Small Businesses Facing Legal Challenges Due To COVID-19
ANNOUNCEMENT: West Haven COVID-19 Data
ANNOUNCEMENT: Reopen Connecticut Sector Rules From Gov. Ned Lamont Starting June 17
ANNOUNCEMENT: Executive Order From Gov. Ned Lamont on the Reopening of Barbershops, Hair Salons
ANNOUNCEMENT: West Haven Health Department Contact Tracing for COVID-19
ANNOUNCEMENT: Latest Guidance From Gov. Ned Lamont for Social, Recreational and Religious Gatherings
ANNOUNCEMENT: Guidance for Child Care From the CT Office of Early Childhood
ANNOUNCEMENT: How To Make a Bandana Face Covering (No Sew Method)
ANNOUNCEMENT: How To Make a Quick Cut T-Shirt Face Covering (No Sew Method)
ANNOUNCEMENT: Reopen Connecticut Online Complaint Form
ANNOUNCEMENT: DPH Best Practices for Dental Offices Considering Expanding Operations Beyond Emergency Care
NEWS RELEASE: Connecticut, Rhode Island Governors to Align Hair Salon, Barbershop Reopenings in Early June
ANNOUNCEMENT: American Red Cross Connecticut Virtual Family Assistance Center: Integrated Condolence Care Program 
NEWS RELEASE: Gov. Ned Lamont Announces Distribution of Infrared Thermometers to Eligible Small Businesses, Nonprofits
ANNOUNCEMENT: Self-Certify Your Business at the Connecticut Business Reopening and Recovery Center
ANNOUNCEMENT: Executive Order From Gov. Ned Lamont Expediting Approval and Permitting Expanded Outdoor Dining
ANNOUNCEMENT: Reopen Connecticut Sector Rules From Gov. Ned Lamont for Restaurants (Outdoor Only) Starting May 20
ANNOUNCEMENT: Reopen Connecticut Sector Rules From Gov. Ned Lamont for Hair Salons & Barbershops Starting May 20
ANNOUNCEMENT: CDC/EPA Cleaning & Disinfecting Guidance
ANNOUNCEMENT: Executive Order From Gov. Ned Lamont Authorizing Pharmacists to Order COVID-19 Tests
ANNOUNCEMENT: COVID-19 Testing Sites in Connecticut
NEWS RELEASE: Gov. Ned Lamont Encourages Residents to Use the ‘How We Feel’ App to Improve COVID-19 Response
ANNOUNCEMENT: Safe Workplace Rules for Essential Employers From the CT Department of Public Health
ANNOUNCEMENT: Executive Order From Gov. Ned Lamont on the Use of Face Masks or Cloth Face Coverings
ANNOUNCEMENT: Energy Savings Tips for Your Home, Energy Bill Assistance and Solar for All
ANNOUNCEMENT: FDA Best Practices for Retail Food Stores, Restaurants and Food Pickup/Delivery Services
ANNOUNCEMENT: FDA Best Practices Summary for Retail Food Stores, Restaurants and Food Pickup/Delivery Services
ANNOUNCEMENT: Extension of Closures, Distancing and Safety Measures Through May 20
ANNOUNCEMENT: Statement From Health Director Maureen B. Lillis on the Suspension of Garage/Estate Sales
ANNOUNCEMENT: Rape Crisis Center of Milford Hotline (203-878-1212)
ANNOUNCEMENT: Reminder From the CT Department of Public Health for Connecticut-Licensed Barbers and Hairdressers
ANNOUNCEMENT: Executive Order From Gov. Ned Lamont on Safe Lodging, Liquor Delivery and Other Measures
ANNOUNCEMENT: Executive Order From Gov. Ned Lamont on Safe Stores and Relief for Policyholders, Taxpayers, Tenants
ANNOUNCEMENT: Executive Order From Gov. Ned Lamont on Curbside Liquor Pickup
ANNOUNCEMENT: Guidelines From Health Director Maureen B. Lillis for the Disposal of Used Masks and Gloves
ANNOUNCEMENT: Guidelines From Health Director Maureen B. Lillis for Child Care Safety
ANNOUNCEMENT: Executive Order From Gov. Ned Lamont on the Restriction of Social Gatherings to 5 People or Fewer
ANNOUNCEMENT: Statement From Mayor Nancy R. Rossi on the First Coronavirus Death in West Haven
ANNOUNCEMENT: Yale New Haven Health COVID-19 Call Center
ANNOUNCEMENT: Connecticut Children’s Coronavirus Information Center & Pediatric COVID-19 Hotline (833-226-2362)
ANNOUNCEMENT: Executive Order From Gov. Ned Lamont on Workplace Restrictions for Nonessential Businesses
ANNOUNCEMENT: 2-1-1 Connecticut Information and Resources for COVID-19
ANNOUNCEMENT: Tips for Caregivers, Parents and Teachers During an Infectious Disease Outbreak
ANNOUNCEMENT: Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak
ANNOUNCEMENT: Coping With Stress During an Infectious Disease Outbreak
ANNOUNCEMENT: Executive Order From Gov. Ned Lamont on the Closing of Barbershops, Hair Salons, Tattoo Parlors
ANNOUNCEMENT: Information & Assistance for Businesses/Employers From State Rep. Dorinda Borer
ANNOUNCEMENT: Statement and Tips From Health Director Maureen B. Lillis on COVID-19
ANNOUNCEMENT: Department of Public Works Temporarily Suspends Some City Services
NEWS RELEASE: United Illuminating, Southern Connecticut Gas Suspending Fees, Waiving Deposits
ANNOUNCEMENT: Guidelines From Health Director Maureen B. Lillis for Food Takeout and Delivery Services
ANNOUNCEMENT: Guidance for Salon Owners From the CT Department of Public Health
ANNOUNCEMENT: Guidance for Funeral Directors and Embalmers From the CT Department of Public Health
ANNOUNCEMENT: Guidance for Dental Providers From the CT Department of Public Health
ANNOUNCEMENT: Update From Superintendent Neil C. Cavallaro on the Shutdown of West Haven Public Schools
ANNOUNCEMENT: Emergency Order From Mayor Nancy R. Rossi in Response to COVID-19
ANNOUNCEMENT: Preventive Measures for West Haven Food Service Owners
ANNOUNCEMENT: CDC Guidance for Mass Gatherings or Large Community Events
ANNOUNCEMENT: Statement From Gov. Ned Lamont on the Closing of Restaurants, Bars, Gyms, Fitness Centers
ANNOUNCEMENT: West Haven Library Digital Library Available
ANNOUNCEMENT: West Haven Public Schools Closed From March 16-27
ANNOUNCEMENT: West Haven Library Closed Indefinitely
NEWS RELEASE: St. Patrick’s Day Party, Mohegan Sun Trip Canceled

CT Department of Public Health Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): https://portal.ct.gov/coronavirus

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Information for Travelers:

Information for Health Care Providers: 

Resources for K-12 Schools and Child Care Programs:

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