COVID-19 Response

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COVID-19 Response

Effective at 12:01am on October 15, 2021, the City of Danbury hereby lifts the Indoor Mask Mandate for fully vaccinated individuals. Learn More.


BY ORDER OF THE MAYOR:
AMENDED AS OF OCTOBER 15, 2021 as noted in bold below:

Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order 13A dated August 5, 2021 and the Declaration of State of Emergency for the City of Danbury signed and dated/issued March 16, 2020, I hereby issue a modified ORDER that all indoor public spaces, indoor public venues, indoor gathering places, and spaces, areas and locations in the City of Danbury where such gatherings occur or may occur, including businesses, offices and other public accommodations, only persons not vaccinated or unable to provide proof of vaccination and who are not exempt under said Executive Order Sec. 1.a. are required to wear proper mask coverings.

Enforcement of this ORDER shall be pursuant to Connecticut General Statute and local law as applicable under COVID and emergency issuance and regulation.

This ORDER will stand until repealed or superseded by Order of the Mayor or the Governor of the State of Connecticut.


COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Visit vaccines.gov or visit one of our mobile clinics.

Vaccines.gov

The Danbury Health Department is here to help. English, Spanish, and Portuguese speakers can use the link below.

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Yes, homebound CT residents can fill out the intake form below.

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The CDC provides information on what to expect after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Please click the link below for more information.

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The CDC provides information on what to expect after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Please click the link below for more information.

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Get your immunization record through the secure CT WiZ Public Portal, a free service provided by the Connecticut Department of Public Health Immunization Program. Click the link below and follow the directions to obtain your records.

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Only certain populations initially vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine can get a booster shot at this time. Please click the link below to see if you are eligible.

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Yes, you should be vaccinated regardless of whether you already had COVID-19 because:

Research has not yet shown how long you are protected from getting COVID-19 again after you recover from COVID-19.

Vaccination helps protect you even if you’ve already had COVID-19.

Evidence is emerging that people get better protection by being fully vaccinated compared with having had COVID-19. One study showed that unvaccinated people who already had COVID-19 are more than 2 times as likely than fully vaccinated people to get COVID-19 again.

If you were treated for COVID-19 with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma, you should wait 90 days before getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Talk to your doctor if you are unsure what treatments you received or if you have more questions about getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

If you or your child has a history of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in adults or children (MIS-A or MIS-C), consider delaying vaccination until you or your child have recovered from being sick and for 90 days after the date of diagnosis of MIS-A or MIS-C. Learn more about the clinical considerations for people with a history of multisystem MIS-C or MIS-A.

Experts are still learning more about how long vaccines protect against COVID-19. CDC will keep the public informed as new evidence becomes available.

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If you are interested in hosting a COVID-19 Mobile vaccination event at your business, please fill out the form at the link below and someone will contact you to schedule the event.

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If you are interested in hosting a COVID-19 Vaccine Education Event at your business/organization, please fill out the form below and someone will contact you to schedule the event.

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Click the link below to see CT's Vaccine Distribution Data.

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Click the link below to see CT's coverage map.

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How are the COVID-19 Vaccines distributed?

The federal government has implemented a system to order, distribute, and track COVID-19 Vaccines. These vaccines are ordered through the CDC.

Why should I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

COVID-19 vaccines are a key method to stop the spread of COVID-19. COVID-19 affects individuals differently; sometimes cases are mild, but other times they are severe and can lead to death. Not only will it protect you, but it will also protect your loved ones from contracting the virus. The vaccine will help your body create antibodies against the virus, without contracting COVID-19.

Will I contract COVID-19 from the vaccine?

No. The COVID-19 vaccine will help our bodies learn how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. When our bodies are in the process of learning how to fight a virus and build immunity against it, we sometimes get symptoms such as a fever. This is not COVID-19, it is a normal sign that the body is building immunity against a virus.

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?

Yes. The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that safety is the top priority when creating vaccines. There have been thousands of clinical trial participants for the vaccine, and if the FDA determines that the vaccines are safe and effective, they are approved for emergency use. The FDA gave full approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine (aka Comirnaty) on August 23, 2021, for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older.

Vaccine-safety monitoring systems continuously monitor for any adverse reactions that had not occurred during the clinical trials.

Additionally, smartphone technology allows for easy access to surveys where patients monitor how they are feeling and any side effects they may have after the vaccine, via the “V-Safe” app. The app also provides second dose alert reminders when necessary.

How much will the COVID-19 vaccine cost?

The doses of the COVID-19 vaccine that are paid for through the U.S. tax dollars will be at no cost to you. Providers of the vaccines may be able to charge administration fees but may be able to get a reimbursement fee through the Health Resources and Service Administration’s Provider Relief Fund.

Who is eligible for the vaccine?

Individuals aged 12+ who live, work, or study in Connecticut are eligible to schedule appointments and receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

What are the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?

Common side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine include: pain and swelling where you got the shot, fever, chills, tiredness, and/or headache. They should go away within a few days. If redness or tenderness persists over 24 hours, or your side effects are worrying, call your doctor.

Reduce pain and discomfort by: applying a clean, cool, wet washcloth over the area and use/exercise your arm. Reduce discomfort from fever: drink plenty of fluids and dress lightly.

How can I report if I have a problem or a bad reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine?

The VAERS system is used to collect any data on adverse events. It is important to understand the difference between a side effect and an adverse event. A side effect is any health problem shown through studies, (such as a fever for the COVID-19 vaccine), or unrelated health problems that occur whether the vaccine was administered or not.

An adverse event is a true reaction to the vaccine, such as common known effects and/or allergic reactions. Healthcare providers are required to report certain adverse events following the vaccine administration. The smartphone V-safe app will help check how patients who received the COVID-19 are doing.

Can I help someone register for the COVID-19 Vaccine?

If you or someone you know is unable to create an email address, scheduling over the phone is available through the CT COVID Vaccine Appointment Line at (877)-918-2224.

I have a COVID-19 Vaccine appointment or I am planning to attend a mobile clinic, what should I bring?

Please bring a form of identification with you. Ask to schedule your second appointment if you are receiving Pfizer or Moderna.

Can I receive the COVID-19 Vaccine if I was administered a different type of vaccine in the past 14 days?

If you have received a vaccination in the past 14 days, it is not recommended for you to get the COVID-19 Vaccine. The COVID-19 Vaccine should routinely be administered alone. Please schedule your COVID-19 Vaccine appointment for at least 14 days after your last vaccination.

Covid-19 Cases

New Cases of COVID-19 in the City of Danbury by Day

10/1: 5
10/2: 2
10/3: 1
10/4: 5
10/5: 2
10/6: 5
10/7: 2
10/8: 11
10/9: 4
10/10: 7
10/11: 3
10/12: 5
10/13: 3

Municipal Information

In order to maintain the health and safety of our staff and visitors, City Hall visitors must sign in with the security guard at the front desk, maintain social distancing, and wear a mask when in the building. The City of Danbury requires all individuals inside our public buildings to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Danbury Library is excited to announce that beginning on Monday, March 22 current patron services will include in-person
browsing. The Main Floor and newly renovated Junior Library will fully reopen for browsing with no appointment required. The Music, Movies, and Language Center will also be accessible to the public for browsing.

Computer Lab appointments will remain limited to one hour per patron per day. Patrons who wish to schedule an appointment for computer use or printing services may do so online by visiting https://danburylibrary.org/appointments or by calling (203) 797-4505. Faxing services are not available at this time. The Library’s Technology Center will remain closed to the public
until further notice.

Curbside Pickup will remain available during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 10AM - 6PM. Patrons may browse and request materials through Danbury Library’s online catalog or by calling (203) 797-4505 ext. 7707. When the requested materials are available, patrons will receive a phone call or email from Library staff informing them that materials are
ready to be picked up.

For the safety of our community, all staff and visitors to Danbury Library are required to wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth and practice social distancing while inside the building. Unfortunately, public restrooms, meeting space, study pods, and sitting areas are not available at this time.

As an essential city asset, the Danbury Library is committed to being a welcoming destination, responsive to the needs of our city’s diverse community, and a source of inspiration through words and ideas.

Danbury Library

We would like to extend our deepest thanks and gratitude to the Greater Danbury Community for their extraordinary response and support while we navigate this COVID-19 pandemic.

Until further notice, the following modifications to service delivery are in effect:

Non-Emergency Police Complaints:
o Please meet officers outside if possible
o Officers will maintain social distancing whenever possible
o Officers may handle certain types of call by telephone when possible

Police Records Requests:
Due to covid-19 conditions in the city and state we are limiting contact with the public within the Police Department. Our Records Division will only be open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10AM-2PM until further notice. To accommodate anyone who needs a police report, or other documentation from our Records Division, you can email us at: [email protected]

Medical Assistance Calls:
o EMS Personnel in proper gear will be primary responders
o Unless there are exigent circumstances, police personnel will remain outside until cleared to enter by EMS

The following service suspensions are in effect until further notice:
o Child Car Seat Installations
o Tours of Police Headquarters
o Police Explorers
o Citizens Police Academy
o Use of the community room

Even with these temporary modifications, please rest assured that the Danbury Police Department will continue to provide dedicated and professional police services in an effort to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone within our jurisdiction.

Again, thank you all for your support. Working together, we will successfully get through these difficult times.

The Danbury Probate Court is closed to the public, however you may call during business hours (7:30am - 5:30pm) or leave a message on the Court voicemail at 203-797-4521 Monday through Thursday, and a clerk will get back to you as soon as possible. E-filing is continuing as usual. Nonessential hearings will happen by phone or be postponed. The Court is conducting emergency hearings as needed.

The Senior Center will resume activities with a “gradual reopening” beginning Wednesday May 19, 2021. We are excited to welcome people back into the building and we will be reopening slowly, with caution. Safety, for our members and our staff, will remain our highest priority. We will use CDC recommendations, the State of Connecticut’s Best Practices to Reopen Senior Centers Guide, and direction from the City of Danbury’s Health and Human Services Department. Although it won’t be the same Senior Center you left on March 16, 2020, we are excited to offer opportunities for people to see each other and have fun.

Please visit DanburySeniors.com to learn more about the reopening.

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