Health Department

Effective Friday November 6, 2020 Connecticut rolls back to Phase 2.1 due to increasing rates of COVID-19 in the state.  Click here to view the major changes.


State of CT DPH Issues New Weekly COVID-19 Alert System with Guidance for Municipal Response

Color-coded Map to be Updated Weekly Showing Towns and Cities with Higher Daily COVID-19 Case Rates per 100,000 Population 

The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) today is launching a new weekly, color-coded COVID-19 alert system for every city and town in the state, showing the average daily case rate per 100,000 population for the last two weeks.  The new weekly alert level is also accompanied by municipal-level guidance on recommended actions for individual residents, institutions such as schools, houses of worship and community organizations, plus municipal leaders and local health directors. 

 

The municipal level alert map will be updated every week and is available online. It is color coded according to the following criteria:  Red level alert is for municipalities that have a two week average daily COVID-19 case rate higher than 15 per 100,000 population.  Orange level alert is for municipalities with case rates between 10-14 per 100,000 population.  Yellow alert level is for case rates between 5-9 per 100,000 population.  Municipalities with case rates lower than five per 100,000 population will be colored in gray.  Greenwich is  among many CT towns that are currently at the Red level - see map.

 

Town Level COVID Response Framework - see Red level response

  

DPH will be working with individual cities and towns as well as local health departments to provide community resources and help make community level decisions based on COVID-19 prevalence among residents. 


There's an app for that! - To stop the spread of COVID-19, Connecticut needs everyone to do their part. One way you can help yourself and your community is by downloading the COVID Alert CT app, which notifies you if you have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.  Click here for more information.


Celebrate Thanksgiving Safely - CDC

CT DPH Update - Comprehensive Sports Guidance

Connecticut Travel Advisory 

CT Travel Form

List of States and Frequently Asked Question About CT Travel Policies

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COVID-19 Testing in CT

Testing criteria for COVID-19 disease varies in Connecticut. This link will provide useful information. 

It is advisable to contact you medical provider on questions related to viral testing, which tells you if you have a current infection.  If you don't have a medical provider call 203-688-1700 for the Yale New Haven Heath System service area.

The following CT COVID-19 testing locations are being provided due to their close proximity to the Town of Greenwich.  This list does not represent an endorsement by the Greenwich Department of Health, nor are these locations the only testing sites in CT.  Some testing site locations require a doctor's prescription, while others provide an on-line medical evaluation.  In addition, there are medical providers in the Greenwich  community  that provide COVID-19 viral testing for their patients. 

Click on the testing site for more information: 

Greenwich Hospital - Greenwich

Stamford Hospital - Stamford 

Family Centers Health Care - Greenwich

The Doctors Office - Greenwich

Community Health Centers - Stamford

CVS Health  - Stamford (2 locations)

Optimus Health Care  - Stamford

AFC Urgent Care - Stamford

Time frames for test results should be discussed with your medical provider and/or testing facility. 


Other Useful COVID-19 Information 

Information & Resources to Help Communities  During the Coronavirus Pandemic

CDC - Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 

CDC - Test for Current Infection

Limited Access to Town Hall due to COVID-19 Restrictions

Town Hall is currently open for appointments only.  When you arrive you will need to wear a face mask at all times and practice social distancing.  Do not make an appointment if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.  Please call these Divisions if you are looking to make an appointment or have questions.

Environmental Services - p 203-987-1001 / fax 203-861-3181​Laboratory - p 203-622-7843 ​​​​The following Divisions are available by phone to answer questions about program services and general information:​​  ​​Office of the Director - p 203-622-7836 / fax 203-622-7770​​Public Health Emergency Planning - p 203-622-7857​​Family Health - p 203-622-6495 / fax 203-622-3777​​Special Clinical Services - p 203-622-6460 / fax 203-861-3161​Testing, medical evaluation and treatment will be arranged as needed​
​COVID-19 Questions - 203-622-7703 / 203-622-7842 / 203-622-7836 / 203-622-7865 / 203-622-7614

211 - Connecticut Hotline

For guests who are deaf or hard of hearing, relay services are available at 711


MISSION STATEMENT

As the primary public health agency in the community, the Greenwich Department of Health will provide public health essential services directly when they cannot be adequately available through other agencies and promote activities for a healthier lifestyle.  The Department will work to prevent disease, premature death, illness and disability in the Greenwich population and guide health care providers to do the same.  The Department of Health will support individual and community health through public education and community collaboration and work to address environmental concerns to support a safe, healthier lifestyle.  The Department will be an advocate for health policy and will partner with various agencies to identify critical health needs.  The Department will allocate health resources to those who need them and strive to reduce health disparities so that all Greenwich residents can get equal access to good health care.

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