AS PER THE OCTOBER 12TH testing REPORT, 2,767 Mosquitoes have been trapped in Westbrook and tested for Viruses, including West nile virues, Jamestown Canyon Virus, and EEE.
All 2,767 Westbrook mosquitoes have tested negative.
10/2/2021 EEE Positive Mosquitoes Reported in voluntown
9/10/2021 RISK OF WEST NILE VIRUS CONTINUES - THIRD HUMAN CASE IDENTIFIED IN CT - RESIDENTS ARE ADVISED TO PROTECT THEMSELVES AND FAMILY MEMBERS FROM MOSQUITO BITES
COVID-19 Town Of Westbrook
*😷 Masks are required inside Westbrook Municpal Buildings😷 *
*😷 The Westbrook Health Department strongly recommends that all Westbrook residents and visitors, over the age of two years, wear a mask when in indoor public spaces, regardless of vaccination status 😷Middlesex County is currently classified by CDC as an “Area of Substantial COVID-19 Transmission. In areas of Substantial or High COVID-19 Transmission, the CDC recommends that people wear a mask in public indoor settings. *
Total # of COVID-19 Cases Among Westbrook Residents Since Beginning of Pandemic
# of COVID-19 Cases Within Past 14 Days Among Westbrook Residents
Average Daily Case Rate Per 100,000 Population
% of Westbrook Residents Who Have Received At Least 1 Dose of COVID-19 Vaccination
8.3 (Sept 26 - Oct 9)
~ ~ State of CT Daily COVID-19 Report: Click Here
~ ~ 💉COVID-19 Vaccine Information: Click Here
~ ~ COVID-19 Testing Locations: Click Here
~ ~ Quarantine and Isolation Guidance: Click Here
~ ~ What To Do If You Are Sick: Click Here
10/15/2021 CT DPH ISSUES STATEMENT REGARDING J&J AND MODERNA COVID-19 BOOSTERS
9/24/2021 COVID VACCINE BOOSTER DOSE RECOMMENDATIONS
9/17/2021 CT DPH ISSUES STATEMENT OVER FDA VACCINE ADVISOR VOTE
9/9/2021 GOVERNOR LAMONT AND DPH COMMISSIONER GIFFORD EXPRESS CONCERN OVER COVID-19 OUTBREAKS -
HIGHLIGHT REDUCED RISK FOR VACCINATED PERSONS
8/23/2021 💉 FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine
8/18/2021 CT DPH Reviewing Guidance In Anticipation Of September Booster Vaccine Rollout
8/12/2021 CT DPH Issues Health Alert For Middlesex County
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has indicated Middlesex County as being an area of High COVID-19 Transmission, which is defined as 100 or more cases per 100,000 people, or a positivity rate of 10 percent or higher over the past seven days.
In response to this increase in COVID-19 cases, and specifically the Delta variant threat, the Westbrook Health Department and Connecticut Department of Public Health (CT DPH) strongly recommend that all Westbrook residents and visitors, over the age of two years, wear a mask when in indoor public spaces, regardless of vaccination status.
😷 Westbrook businesses, such as restaurants, salons, retail stores, manufacturing companies, hotels, etc., are also urged to reinstate employee and customer indoor mask requirements, regardless of vaccination status. 😷
😷 The Town of Westbrook has reinstated indoor mask requirements for all Westbrook Municipal buildings, which applies to all Town employees and the public, regardless of vaccination status. Masks must be worn properly when entering Westbrook Municipal Buildings. Business with the Town of Westbrook is strongly encouraged to be conducted via postal mail, phone, email, fax, or by utilizing the gray drop-box located at the rear of Westbrook Town Hall.
CDC indicates that the Delta variant spreads more easily, spreads faster, and infects more people than other variants of the virus that causes COVID-19. Fully vaccinated people are much less likely than unvaccinated people to get very sick from the Delta variant, but some can still be infected by and spread Delta. Delta might cause more severe illness than other variants in unvaccinated people. The COVID-19 vaccine will help protect people from getting very sick from COVID-19 and can reduce the spread of virus in communities like Westbrook.
Over 74% of Westbrook residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination.
The Westbrook Health Department strongly recommends that unvaccinated individuals get vaccinated as soon as possible to help stop the increased spread of COVID-19.
If you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 or develop symptoms, get tested even if you’re fully vaccinated. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever or chills, coughing, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.
8/1/2021 CT DPH Issues Health Alert For Middlesex County
😷 Recommends Wearing Masks When in Indoor Spaces 😷
Given the rapid increases in cases of COVID-19 in Connecticut over the last 14 days due to the spread of the Delta variant, the Connecticut Department of Public Health is strongly recommending that ALL CONNECTICUT residents over aged two years, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, return to wearing masks when in indoor public spaces.
5/20/2021 Governor Lamont Issues Executive Order No 12A regarding Masks 😷
MASK Order EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY MAY 19TH, 2021:
COVID-19 Vaccine - HOW TO SCHEDULE
** Connecticut residents who are homebound and physically unable to go to a vaccine clinic should complete this State of Connecticut Homebound Intake Form, Click Here **
|1. Click Here to Find a Vaccine Clinic in and near Westbrook|
|2. Text your Zip Code to GETVAX (438829) or call 2-1-1|
|3. These nearby healthcare providers are offering the COVID-19 Vaccine:|
|4. Schedule through the online Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS):|
~ ~ 😷 CDC Mask Guidance 😷 ~ ~
- Your Guide To Masks: Click Here
- How To Wear Masks: Click Here
- How To Store and Wash Masks: Click Here
- How to Make Masks: Click Here
- For an instructional video by the United States Surgeon General on how to make your own mask: Click Here
Is your child or teen feeling stressed about COVID-19?
There are many things you can do to support your child during this time:
- Take time to talk with them about COVID-19.
- Reassure your child and that it‘s normal to be upset.
- Reassure your child that they are safe.
- Try to keep up with a regular routine, including sleep and structured learning.
- Connect with friends and family through phone, text, or email.
To view more tips on how to support your child or teen, Click Here
Do you know of a Senior that requires help getting food and/or other basic necessities?
Please contact the Westbrook Senior Center: Phone: 860-399-2029 Email: CBurks@WestbrookCT.us
Do you have friends or family who need COVID-19 information in a different language?
CDC’s COVID-19 website has options in Spanish, simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean. Be sure to click the other language tabs near the top of the page here: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus
Do you or someone you know communicate using American Sign Language (ASL) ?
Visit CDC’s YouTube channel to watch ASL videos on Social Distancing, Doing Your Part to Slow the Spread, Managing Stress and Anxiety, and more.
For more information on COVID-19, please visit the following websites:
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) website, Click Here
- State of Connecticut Coronavirus website, Click Here
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the State of CT’s Actions Related to COVID-19, Click Here
- Cases of COVID-19 in Connecticut by Town, Click Here
- Travel Advisories from the US Department of State, Click Here
- Food Programs & Services, Click Here and/or Here
- Stress & Coping, Click Here
- Pregnancy & Breastfeeding FAQs, Click Here
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PUBLIC HEALTH NEWS RELEASE
- 9.24.2021 CDC Booster Dose Recommendations.pdf
- 9.9.2021 Governor Lamont and Public Health Commissioner Gifford Express Concern Over COVID-19 Outbreaks.pdf
- 9.1.2021 CT DPH West Nile Virus.pdf
- 8.15.2021 CT DPH Health Alert.pdf
- 8.2.2021 CT DPH Health Alert and CDC Recomendations.pdf
- 6.10.2021 Save The Sound 2021 Beach Report.pdf
- 6.10.2021 CT DPH COVID-19 Update.pdf
- 5.19.2021 CT DPH New Mask Guidance.pdf
- 5.18.2021 CT Executive Order No 12.pdf
- 5.13.2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Update.pdf
- 4.29.2021 COVID-19 Update.pdf
- 3.27.2021 DPH COVID-19 Public Health Alert.pdf
- 3.25.2021 COVID-19 Update.pdf
- 3.19.2021 Vaccine Update.pdf
- 3.11.2021 State of CT COVID-19 Update.pdf
- 3.9.2021 CDC Fully Vaccinated Public Health Guidance.pdf
- 3.1.2021 Vaccine Update.pdf
- 2.24.2021 Vaccine Update.pdf
- 2.12.2021 Vaccine Update.pdf
- 2.9.2021 Vaccine Update.pdf
- 1.12.2021 PHA and Vaccine Update.pdf
- 1.7.2021 State of CT COVID-19 Update.pdf
- 12.17.2020 CDC Public Health Advisory Opioids.pdf
- 11.12.2020 Public Health Alert.pdf
- 11.12.2020 State of CT COVID-19 Update.pdf
- 10.23.2020 Drive Thru Flu Clinic.pdf
- 9.11.2020 CT DPH COVID-19 Update.pdf
- 8.30.2020 State of CT COVID-19 Report.pdf
- 8.28.2020 CT DPH COVID-19 Update.pdf
- 6.29.2020 CT DPH COVID-19 Update.pdf
- 6.25.20 Guidelines for Private Well Users in times of Drought or Low Precipitation.pdf
- 6.18.20 CT DPH COVID-19 Update.pdf
- 6.18.20 CT COVID-19 Testing FAQ.pdf
- 6.11.2020 CT DPH COVID-19 Update.pdf
- 6.1.2020 CTDPH COVID-19 Update.pdf
- 5.25.2020 CT DPH COVID-19 Update.pdf
- 4.24.20 Letter to Parents-Legal Guardians.pdf
- 4.17.2020 Governor Lamont's Executive Order 7BB - Masks-Face Coverings Required.pdf
- 4.9.2020 Press Release - COVID-19 Update.pdf
- 4.3.2020 Press Release - Five Positive COVID-19 Cases Among Westbrook Residents.pdf
- 3.28.2020 Press Release - Second Positive COVID-19 Case in Westbrook.pdf
- 3.27.2020 Press Release - First Positive COVID-19 Case in Westbrook.pdf
- 3.23.2020 Governor Lamont's Executive Order 7K.pdf
- 9.11.19 DPH Advises CT Residents to Take Precautions to Avoid EEE 003.doc
- 9.5.19 DPH Reports Three Additional Cases of Severe Lung Disease
- 09.05.2019 DPH Press Release Risk of Mosquito-Borne Diseases Continues
- 8.27.19 DPH CAUTIONS STATE RESIDENTS TO TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTION
- 8.21.19 DPH Investigating Cases of Severe Respiratory Symptoms
The Town of Westbrook Health Department is a full time, local public health department, providing essential services to Westbrook residents, visitors, businesses, and the environment.
What we do: Enforce the CT Public Health Code, Public health education, Food establishment inspections, Septic system reviews and inspections, Daycare inspections, Salon and barbershop inspections, Private well review and approvals, Beach water testing, Public pool inspections, Environmental investigations, Public health complaints, and more.