Public Health DEPARTMENT

Westbrook Health Department conducted bathing water sampling and testing on Monday August 2nd, 2021 at the Westbrook Town Beach (West Beach).
The samples were well below the bacterial action levels set by the State of Connecticut.  
Bathing water sampling at the Westbrook Town Beach (West Beach) will continue on a weekly basis throughout the summer.

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COVID-19 Town Of Westbrook

Total # of COVID-19 Cases Among  Westbrook Residents Since Beginning of Pandemic
Total # of Positive Tests Within the Past 14 Days

530
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CT DPH Health Alert

8/1/2021 CT Department of Public Health Issues Health Alert for Middlesex County: Recommends Wearing Masks When in Indoor Spaces

HARTFORD, Conn. – 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. 

 Middlesex county has joined six other Connecticut counties in being classified by the CDC as having “Substantial Transmission” of COVID-19.  CDC classifies counties with greater than 50 COVID cases per hundred thousand residents over seven days as “Substantial.”  While Litchfield county does not currently meet the threshold, the likelihood is high that they will soon meet the threshold, and therefore universal masking indoors is an important precaution. 

Vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals at high risk for complications from COVID-19, including those with compromised immune systems, diabetes, asthma, other lung diseases, pregnancy, or obesity, should also avoid large indoor gatherings that may include a mix of vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.

Vaccination remains the most important defense against illness and hospitalization from COVID-19.  So-called “vaccine breakthrough” cases have occurred in Connecticut, but they remain rare, and the majority of hospitalizations and deaths in Connecticut and around the country are in unvaccinated individuals. DPH strongly recommends that unvaccinated individuals get vaccinated as soon as possible to help stop the ongoing spread of the Delta variant.

Click Here for the full press release


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7/27/2021 CDC updates their interim recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People!  Click Here!

  • Updated information for fully vaccinated people given new evidence on the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant currently circulating in the United States.
  • Added a recommendation for fully vaccinated people to wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission.
  • Added information that fully vaccinated people might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission, particularly if they are immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease from COVID-19, or if they have someone in their household who is immunocompromised, at increased risk of severe disease or not fully vaccinated.
  • Added a recommendation for fully vaccinated people who have a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 to be tested 3-5 days after exposure, and to wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result.
  • CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status.

5/20/2021 Governor Lamont's Executive Order No 12 regarding Masks, Click Here

MASK Executive order EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY MAY 19TH, 2021:

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5/13/2021 CDC updates their interim guidance for Fully Vaccinated People! Click Here!

** 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 **

State of Connecticut COVID-19 VACCINATION Updates: Click Here

HOW TO SCHEDULE
1. Click Here to Find a Vaccine Clinic in and near Westbrook 
2. Schedule on the phone by calling the CT COVID Vaccine Appointment Assist Line at: 877-918-2224
3. These nearby healthcare providers are offering the COVID-19 Vaccine:
4. Schedule through the online Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS):

For the State of Connecticut Daily COVID-19 Report, Click Here

--COVID-19 TestinLocations: Click Here

--Quarantine Guidance: Click Here

--What To Do If You Are Sick: Click Here

--When You Can Be Around Others After You Had or Likely Had COVID-19: Click Here


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The Estuary Transit District’s Complimentary COVID Vaccine & Testing Transportation provides accessible transportation within the Estuary Area Transit service area and is available 7 days per week.  The service is available to all residents within the Estuary Transit District (ETD).  Participant’s taxi rides to designated COVID vaccination and testing sites within the Estuary Transit District are paid 100% by ETD.
How To Book A Trip
You may book a trip by calling the taxi provider, Curtin Transportation, at 860-443-1655.  Reservations may be made between 9:00 AM and 1:30 PM Monday through Friday at least one day in advance.  The vehicle will provide wait and return service, and can be used for drive through sites.  A wheelchair accessible vehicle will be provided upon request.
Attendants/Companions
Up to three (3) companions, including a Personal Care Attendant (PCA), may ride for free with the eligible rider.  The eligible rider and companions must have the same origin and destination.
COVID Precautions
All riders are required to wear a mask. The vehicles are equipped with front to back protection barriers. After each ride, the vehicle is wiped down with disinfectant wipes.  
Complimentary COVID Vaccination Transportation will be available until June 30, 2021 or until funding is exhausted.  ETD reserves the right to limit number of uses per individual.
Curtin Transportation
(860) 443-1655
Reservation Times:
Monday – Friday
9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Full program details at: www.estuarytransit.org

Mask Guidance

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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.
    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

Westbrook Senior Center Website

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/coronavirus92358947_10157807760121026_4240802587256815616_o Opens in new window

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.
Click Here

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

  1. 8.2.2021 CT DPH Health Alert and CDC Recomendations.pdf
  2. 6.10.2021 Save The Sound 2021 Beach Report.pdf
  3. 6.10.2021 CT DPH COVID-19 Update.pdf
  4. 5.19.2021 CT DPH New Mask Guidance.pdf
  5. 5.18.2021 CT Executive Order No 12.pdf
  6. 5.13.2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Update.pdf
  7. 4.29.2021 COVID-19 Update.pdf
  8. 3.27.2021 DPH COVID-19 Public Health Alert.pdf
  9. 3.25.2021 COVID-19 Update.pdf
  10. 3.19.2021 Vaccine Update.pdf
  11. 3.11.2021 State of CT COVID-19 Update.pdf
  12. 3.9.2021 CDC Fully Vaccinated Public Health Guidance.pdf
  13. 3.1.2021 Vaccine Update.pdf
  14. 2.24.2021 Vaccine Update.pdf
  15. 2.12.2021 Vaccine Update.pdf
  16. 2.9.2021 Vaccine Update.pdf
  17. 1.12.2021 PHA and Vaccine Update.pdf
  18. 1.7.2021 State of CT COVID-19 Update.pdf
  19. 12.17.2020 CDC Public Health Advisory Opioids.pdf
  20. 11.12.2020 Public Health Alert.pdf
  21. 11.12.2020 State of CT COVID-19 Update.pdf
  22. 11.5.20+DPH+Issues+Public+Health+Advisory+Due+to+Rise+in+COVID-19.pdf
  23. 10.23.2020 Drive Thru Flu Clinic.pdf
  24. 9.24.20+DPH+Announces+Flu+Vaccination+Clinics+Available+in+CT.pdf
  25. 9.11.2020 CT DPH COVID-19 Update.pdf
  26. 8.30.2020 State of CT COVID-19 Report.pdf
  27. 8.28.2020 CT DPH COVID-19 Update.pdf
  28. 6.29.2020 CT DPH COVID-19 Update.pdf
  29. 6.25.20 Guidelines for Private Well Users in times of Drought or Low Precipitation.pdf
  30. 6.18.20 CT DPH COVID-19 Update.pdf
  31. 6.18.20 CT COVID-19 Testing FAQ.pdf
  32. 6.11.2020 CT DPH COVID-19 Update.pdf
  33. 6.1.2020 CTDPH COVID-19 Update.pdf
  34. 5.25.2020 CT DPH COVID-19 Update.pdf
  35. 4.24.20 Letter to Parents-Legal Guardians.pdf
  36. 4.17.2020 Governor Lamont's Executive Order 7BB - Masks-Face Coverings Required.pdf
  37. 4.9.2020 Press Release - COVID-19 Update.pdf
  38. 4.3.2020 Press Release - Five Positive COVID-19 Cases Among Westbrook Residents.pdf
  39. 3.28.2020 Press Release - Second Positive COVID-19 Case in Westbrook.pdf
  40. 3.27.2020 Press Release - First Positive COVID-19 Case in Westbrook.pdf
  41. 3.23.2020 Governor Lamont's Executive Order 7K.pdf
  42. 9.11.19 DPH Advises CT Residents to Take Precautions to Avoid EEE 003.doc
  43. 9.5.19 DPH Reports Three Additional Cases of Severe Lung Disease
  44. 09.05.2019 DPH Press Release Risk of Mosquito-Borne Diseases Continues
  45. 8.27.19 DPH CAUTIONS STATE RESIDENTS TO TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTION
  46. 8.21.19 DPH Investigating Cases of Severe Respiratory Symptoms

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.  

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.

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