Important Announcement: QVHD is closely monitoring the community spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please direct all general questions to the state's hotline by dialing 2-1-1 or call 833-ASK-YNHH (833-275-9644). Anyone experiencing symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath) is strongly urged to contact their medical provider to seek treatment. For additional information, visit our information page at www.qvhd.org/coronavirus-preparedness or ct.gov/coronavirus.

COVID-19 STATE & LOCAL UPDATES

This page will be updated as closures and announcements related to COVID-19 are shared at both the state and local level.

3/31/2020: QVHD Director of Health, Rick Matheny, urges residents to recognize that asymptomatic individuals can transmit COVID-19 to others.  Matheny stated "Everyone should be considered as a potential COVID-19 positive person capable of spreading the virus".

Please stay safe, stay home and follow social distancing guidelines when venturing into the community is necessary. 

For educational materials on COVID-19 visit: www.qvhd.org/coronavirus-preparedness 

Test Data in CT as of May 21, 2020 

Frequently Asked Questions from Governor Ned Lamont (updated May 21, 2020) 

Connecticut Nursing Homes with Residents Positive for COVID-19 as of May 22, 2020

Connecticut Assisted Living Facilities with Residents Positive for COVID-19 as of May 22, 2020

Volunteer Opportunities! 

State Executive Orders Can Be Found: Here 

Latest Guidance (5/19/2020) 

  • Business Guidance: Sector Rules for May 20 Reopen

  • Latest Guidance Currently In Effect:

    • Gatherings: All social and recreational gatherings of more than 5 people are prohibited. Religious, spiritual, and worship gatherings of more than 50 are prohibited. This remains in effect until June 20, unless earlier modified.
    • Face Coverings: When in public and a six-foot distance is unavoidable, face coverings are required to be worn. This does not apply to anyone for whom doing so would be contrary to their health because of a medical condition. Guidance on face coverings has been issued to the state's businessesCDC video explains how to make a face covering at home.
    • Offices can resume in-person operations effective May 20 following specific sector rules.
    • Retail establishments can resume in-person operations effective May 20 following specific sector rules.
    • Restaurants are permitted to provide take-out and delivery services for off-premise consumption, and effective May 20 can serve food for in-person consumption using outdoor dining only and following specific sector rules.
    • Bars that do not serve food remain closed until at least June 20, unless earlier modified.
    • Gyms, theaters, nail salons, spas, and tattoo parlors remain closed until at least June 20, unless earlier modified.
    • Hair salons remain closed and will be permitted to reopen in early June following specific sector rules.
    • Schools: In-person classes at all pre-K to 12 schools are canceled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year. Schools should continue distance learning.
    • Summer camps: Summer camps will be permitted to open effective June 29, 2020. Guidance will be released in the coming days with specific details they must follow to operate.
    • Travelers: Any person coming into Connecticut by any mode of transportation should self-quarantine for 14 days.

Restaurants, Bars, Gyms, Movie Theaters: Governor Lamont Press Release

Grocery Stores 

Hamden

See Click Fix: COVID-19 Portal

"The Portal is designed to answer questions, and allow residents to submit reports regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic and potential violations of social distancing orders and business restrictions as imposted by Governor Lamont & Mayor Leng. The Town's constituent issue resolution platform, SeeClickFix, is available through the town's website www.hamden.com, or by downloading the SeeClickFix application from the Apple Store or Google Play store. Residents are also able to submit issues about all types of constituent needs directly to the Town and receive a follow-up response from town employees, in real time. " If you don't have access to the portal you can email seeclickfix@hamden.com

Child Care Centers: Press Release Town of Hamden 

"HAMDEN, CT – Mayor Curt Balzano Leng, following the positive example taken today by the City of New Haven, and which is supported by the Quinnipiack Valley Health District Director, has issued an emergency order to close any childcare center in Hamden providing child care services for more than 12 children. 
 
The order allows certain exemptions, mainly pertaining to Child Care Facilities providing services to the children of medical professionals, which are needed so they can continue providing the extensive and increasingly arduous tasks of providing medical treatment to all whom need and will need it." 
 

Barbers, Hairdressers, Cosmetologists, Nail Technicians, Estheticians, Eyelash Technicians, and Massage Therapists: DPH Advisory to Beauty Industry 

"The Department of Public Health (DPH) urges all salons and other businesses that provide similar services that require direct contact to cease operations indefinitely."

QVHD ORDER TO COSMETOLOGY AND TATTOO ESTABLISHMENTS TO CLOSE:

As of March 18, 2020, 8:00 PM, all cosmetology and tattoo establishments operating within the towns of Hamden, North Haven, Woodbridge and Bethany Connecticut are hereby ordered to close until further notice. 

Funeral Homes: DPH Advisory to Funeral Homes  

"On March 16, Governor Lamont signed an executive order that prohibits large gatherings to a capacity of 50 people. As you are likely aware, this prohibition applies to funerals and wakes. Some funeral homes are livestreaming services and/or staggering visitors in order to adhere to the prohibition. All of these actions are ways to reduce the chance of spreading COVID 19." 

Health Insurance 

Access Health CT Announces A New Special Enrollment Period For Uninsured Connecticut Residents

Volunteers Needed 

The United Way has created a webpage for local community groups in urgent need of volunteers. If you are interested in assisting your community visit the following site: https://uwgnh.org/volunteer-needs/

QVHD is asking all available medical and non medical individuals to register as a Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Volunteer to help with COVID-19 Response. Fill out our MRC Application by visiting: www.surveymonkey.com/r/COVID19QVHD

Announcement Date: 
Monday, March 16, 2020