Town Coronavirus Updates and Testing Sites
Please use these additional resources for more information:
CTAlert, the state’s emergency alert system provides text message notifications to users.
To subscribe, text the keyword COVIDCT to 888-777
Governor Lamont's Up-to-date Coronavirus Press Releases
CT Department of Health Information on COVID-19
Town of Greenwich Health Information on COVID-19
World Health Organization (WHO) Information about Coronavirus
CDC.gov - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Ct.gov - Ct Travel Advisory, Travel Form and CT Travel Advisory List of States
CDC - Key things to know about COVID-19 vaccines
Helpful information from the CDC once you've been fully vaccinated - News Release
The latest COVID-19 vaccine information, data and more: greenwichtime.com/vaccine-tracker
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TO BE VACCINATED (55 and older)
New Accelerated Schedule Announced March 15 - News Release
For more rollout information from wfsb.com click here.
Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS)
- Schedule an appointment online by clicking here or call the Connecticut COVID Vaccine Appointment Assist Line at 877-918-2224.
- The line is available seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Beginning Feb. 8, 125 trained contact specialists will be available to take phone calls to schedule vaccine appointments. They have the capability of booking up to 10,000 appointments at 12 locations across the state.
- Many providers can be accessed through the VAMS scheduling system including:
- Trinity Health of New England (hospitals and other locations)
- Griffin Hospital
- Nuvance Health
- Stamford Hospital
- Bristol Hospital
- Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
- Midstate Medical Center
- Meriden Health Clinic
- Local Health Departments
- Federally Qualified Health Centers
- All information submitted through VAMS or the assist line will be kept private and will only be used to schedule vaccinations. The link also contains a detailed and extensive list of frequently asked questions about the vaccine, helping to ease any concerns members of the public may have.
Yale New Haven Health
- Yale New Haven Health is vaccinating individuals who are 65 and older. Appointments will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Schedule your appointment online by clicking here.
- More sites will be added as they are approved.
- CVS will start administering vaccines on Feb. 11, but appointments will become available as early as Feb. 9.
- Participating CVS Pharmacies are in communities throughout Connecticut, including: Avon, Bristol, Coventry, Glastonbury, Guilford, Hamden, Middletown, North Haven, Uncasville
- To scheduled an appointment, click here.
2/22/21 News release - click here
Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Will Continue Age-Based Approach To COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility; Educators and Childcare Providers To Have Dedicated Clinics in March
To provide clarity and predictability, the governor announced a schedule for age-based eligibility for the next several months. By laying out a clear timeline for eligibility for the vaccine, the strategy allows everyone in the state, including essential workers and those with chronic conditions, to know when they will be able to schedule an appointment. The planned schedule is as follows:
- March 1, 2021: Expands to age group 55 to 64
- March 22, 2021: Expands to age group 45 to 54
- April 12, 2021: Expands to age group 35 to 44
- May 3, 2021: Expands to age group 16 to 34
Those who do not have access to the internet can call Connecticut’s Vaccine Appointment Assist Line at 877-918-2224. The line is open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Commission on Aging in Greenwich Advises the Following for those 75+
Residents 75 and older can now register (based on availability) for COVID-19 vaccination appointments.
Please visit our news release for registration links and more information - Click here.
COVID-19 Vaccine in Connecticut
Eligibility, access, and support to help you get vaccinated against COVID-19
Connecticut is currently in Phase 1a of our statewide rollout plan.
- Healthcare Personnel
- Long-Term Care Facility Residents
- Medical First Responders
- Individuals 75 and older
- Frontline essential workers
- Individuals and staff in congregate settings
Information about scheduling a vaccination for those 75 and older is be posted on CT's main COVID-19 Vaccination Portal.
- More Information Coming Soon!
(Summer and Fall, 2021)
COVID-19 vaccinations will be available to eligible members of the general public starting this summer. At that time you should expect to have access to the vaccine at the same locations where you would normally get vaccinated: pharmacies, doctors offices, community health clinics, local health clinics, as well as through other providers.
Our decisions about priority order for Phase 1b and beyond will be made based on ACIP guidelines, our State’s allocation subcommittee advice, and ultimately the decision of the Governor. ACIP and our allocation subcommittee are making their recommendations based on multiple factors – including maximizing the benefits of vaccine access, mitigating the spread of the pandemic, and mitigating health inequities.
Drive-up and walk-up testing is available at some acute care hospitals, urgent care centers, community health centers and certain pharmacy based testing sites. You can find a test by visiting ct.gov/coronavirus, typing your zip code into the box that says "Find a Testing Site Near You" and clicking "GO".
For the most current information and guidelines visit ct.gov .
- Who should get tested for COVID-19?
- What type of test should I get for COVID-19?
- How do I get tested for COVID-19?
- How can I get a COVID-19 test quickly?
- How long will I have to wait to get the results of my COVID-19 test?
Governor Lamont Releases Sector Rules and Certification for Reopen 2.1
All businesses subject to reopening rules are required to self-certify prior to opening. Visit here for a searchable list of businesses that have self-certified.
** Effective November 23, 2020, all team sporting activities (except for collegiate and professional) are paused until January 19, 2021. Teams that view themselves as professional must obtain approval from DECD. Click here for additional team sports guidance. **
Due to the increasing rate of COVID-19 in Connecticut, Governor Lamont has ordered the entire state to roll back to Phase 2.1 rules – a slightly modified version of the previously enacted Phase 2 rules – effective at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, November 6. A comparison of Phases 2, 2.1 and 3 rules can be found in our News Release here or the Ct.gov website: https://portal.ct.gov/DECD/Content/Coronavirus-Business-Recovery/Sector-Rules-and-Certification-for-Reopen
Governor Lamont's May 29, 2020 12:30PM Coronavirus Update
Governor Ned Lamont's May 29th news briefing with updates on Connecticut's coronavirus response efforts. For more resources and guidance on coronavirus in Connecticut, visit http://ct.gov/coronavirus.
Governor Lamont is encouraging Connecticut residents to sign up for CTAlert, the state’s emergency alert system, which provides text message notifications to users. To subscribe, text the keyword COVIDCT to 888-777.
Providing information to Connecticut residents
For the most up-to-date information from the State of Connecticut on COVID-19, including an FAQ and other guidance and resources, residents are encouraged to visit ct.gov/coronavirus.
Individuals who have general questions that are not answered on the website can also call 2-1-1 for assistance. The hotline is available 24 hours a day and has multilingual assistance and TDD/TTY access. It intended to be used by individuals who are not experiencing symptoms but may have general questions related to COVID-19. Anyone experiencing symptoms is strongly urged to contact their medical provider.
Drive-through Testing Sites
No one should arrive at any of these locations and ask to be tested. Anyone experiencing symptoms must consult with their medical provider first, and then they will be referred for testing and can make an appointment at one of these facilities.
Drive-Through COVID-19 Test Sites (a doctor’s order is required):(According to cbia website)
- Bridgeport Hospital
- Bristol Health: coronavirus hotline 860.261.6855
- Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington
- Danbury Hospital
- Greenwich Hospital
- Griffin Hospital in Derby: testing hotline 203.437.6815
- Hartford Hospital
- Johnson Memorial Hospital in Stafford Springs
- Lawrence Memorial Hospital in New London
- Manchester Memorial Hospital
- Mid-State Medical Center in Meriden
- Norwalk Hospital
- Rockville General Hospital in Vernon
- Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford
- Saint Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury
- St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport
- Stamford Hospital: call 203.276.4111, seven days a week, between 7 am-7 pm
- UConn John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington: COVID-19 call center 860.679.3199, open 8 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday
- Waterbury Hospital
- William H. Backus Hospital in Norwich
- Yale-New Haven Hospital
Yale New Haven Health
Yale New Haven Health urges patients who think they have been exposed to coronavirus and develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, to call their doctor immediately and they will determine whether diagnostic testing is necessary.
Call the Yale New Haven Health COVID-19 call center at 833.275.9644 (833 ASK YNHH).
Hartford HealthCare is offering testing at Hartford Hospital, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, MidState Medical Center, William H. Backus Hospital, and St. Vincent's Medical Center.
To be tested, patients must have a referral through the Hartford HealthCare Clinical Command Center at 860.972.8100 or toll-free 833.621.0600.
Callers will have a virtual health visit with a physician who will then order the test if necessary. Patients without a referral will not receive testing at a Hartford HealthCare drive-through testing site.
Greenwich Free Press article
March 5, 2020
Greenwich First Selectman Fred Camillo issued a statement urging Town residents follow established protocols as prescribed by the Centers for Disease Control in the effort to help stem the spread of the coronavirus, also known as the Covid-19 virus.
Among the protocols we are urging residents to follow are:
NO handshaking – Use a fist pump or an elbow bump.
Use ONLY your knuckle to touch light switches, elevator buttons, etc.
Lift the gasoline dispenser with a paper towel or use a disposable glove.
Open doors with your closed fist or hip. Do NOT grasp the handle with your hand, unless there is no other way to open the door, especially on bathroom and commercial doors.
Use disinfectant wipes at stores when they are available, including wiping the handle and child seat in grocery stores.
Wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds and/or use a greater than 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer whenever you return home from ANY activity that involves locations where other people have been.
If possible, cough or sneeze into a disposable tissue and discard. Use the crook of your elbow only if you have to.
Remember that a virus can remain on clothing for as long as one week.
The virus is spread in large droplets by coughing and sneezing. This means that the air will not infect you. However, all surfaces where these droplets land are infectious for about one week.
The virus only has receptors for lung cells meaning it only infects the lungs.
The only way the virus can infect you is through your nose and mouth. Generally, this means that people introduce the virus into their airways themselves.
The point of the masks is to prevent people not to touch their faces. However, the standard masks do not prevent the inhalation of sub-microscopic viral particles.
It is generally advised to stay away from large gatherings.
It is generally advised to wear latex gloves while riding public transportation.
You should be washing your hands 8-10 times daily, on average, and every time you return home and before you eat.
For more information including up-to-the-minute CDC reports, please check the Health Department’s webpage.
Greenwich Time Article:
First Selectman Fred Camillo issues protocols for health, safety against coronavirus
March 5, 2020