Public Health DEPARTMENT

Updated Saturday March 28th, 2020

Two Positive COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Westbrook

The Town of Westbrook Health Department and the Connecticut Department of Public Health have confirmed two positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases among Westbrook residents.

Fortunately, symptoms are improving in both cases. Out of state and out of country travel have been associated with these cases. Thankfully, the residents returned back to Connecticut and took proper precautions, as did their families. They have, and will continue to self-isolate themselves. The cases currently pose little risk to the community. To limit any potential further exposure in the community, the Town of Westbrook Health Department will continue to work with the residents to ensure all appropriate Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines are followed. These cases are not unexpected, as we know COVID-19 is circulating in our surrounding local communities and our State as a whole. 

We wish our residents a comfortable recovery. 

No further information about these cases can be released at this time.

COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouth or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

Follow these guidelines to protect yourself and others:

  • Implement social distancing by avoiding close contact with others and maintaining 6 feet of physical separation
  • Stay home, except to retrieve essential items, such as medical care or food
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and warm water
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Stay home if you’re sick, except to get medical care
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily, such as doorknobs, countertops, light switches, keyboards, toilets, and telephones
  • Adhere to Governor Lamont’s Executive Orders
  • Contact a health care provider if symptoms develop, such as a fever, cough, or shortness of breath

The Town of Westbrook Health Department would like to emphasize the critical importance of social distancing and physical separation. Since COVID-19 is spread mainly from person to person, social distancing and physical separation are the number one non-pharmaceutical interventions we can all practice at this time.

This will require a community effort.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website 

State of Connecticut COVID-19 website

Blood Donations Needed!

Giving Blood is Essential! The Coronavirus has affected a number of CT residents and services. Donated blood is still a necessity, even while combating an epidemic. Please join us on Wednesday, April 1st from 9am-2pm at the CT Police Academy located at 285 Preston Ave. Meriden, CT. If you can’t make it, help spread the word among those who would be willing to come. 

Thank you and stay healthy!

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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.
See more tips to support your child or teen: https://bit.ly/39UVoE

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

Westbrook Senior Center Website

Message Regarding Health Department Services

During this current COVID-19 Pandemic, the Westbrook Health Department is continuing essential services, such as reviewing applications for septic system installations and inspections, soil testing, B100a, private wells, food service inspections, complaint investigations, and more.  

Additionally, the Health Department can answer COVID-19 related questions.

Please contact the Health Department to discuss submitting an application, a pending application, inspections, or any concerns related to COVID-19.  

Our contact information on the right of this page will put you in contact via email or phone.  All inquiries will be answered as soon as possible.

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aBOUT US

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.  

The Town of Westbrook Health Department works closely with the CT Department of Public Health to enforce the CT Public Health Code.

What we do: Enforce the CT Public Health Code, Public health education, Community outreach, Food establishment inspections, Septic system reviews and inspections, Daycare inspections, Salon and barbershop inspections, Private well review and approvals, Environmental investigations, Complaints, and more!

For more information, or to say hello, visit us at the Teresa Mulvey Municipal Building, located at 866 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT 06498.

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