COVID-19 Response

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COVID-19 Response

Mask Advisory for Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Residents:

In response to the spread of the Delta variant and the emerging Omicron variant, Mayor Esposito in conjunction with the Danbury Health and Human Services Department continues to strongly recommend that all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask when indoors.

Mayor Esposito has also directed all city employees and visitors in any municipal building to wear a mask.

Self-Test Resources

Report Self-Test Results

Self Test Kit instructions (English)

Self Test Kit instructions (Spanish)

Additional Information and How-to Instruction Video

Danbury Homebound Resident COVID-19 At-Home Test Kit Request Form

Covid-19 Vaccine Clinics and Testing

 

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Visit vaccines.gov.

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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Yes, find more information at the below link.

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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 5+ 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

1/1/22: 101
1/2/22: 5
1/3/22: 527
1/4/22: 433
1/5/22: 391
1/6/22: 264
1/7/22: 394
1/8/22: 183
1/9/22: 530
1/10/22: 199
1/11/22: 572
1/12/22: 380
1/13/22: 212
1/14/22: 190
1/15/22: 98
1/16/22: 60
1/17/22: 80
1/18/22: 277
1/19/22: 247
1/20/22: 86
1/21/22: 115
1/22/22: 63
1/23/22: 96
1/24/22: 152
1/25/22: 64
1/26/22: 57

Nuvance Health's COVID Recovery Program

The Nuvance Health COVID Recovery Program is dedicated to treating patients with persistent symptoms after COVID-19 infection. The road to recovery for some COVID-19 patients may be longer than others, with a wide-range of symptoms that can last for weeks to months. The long-term effects of COVID-19 can be debilitating and prevent people from getting back to their normal routine.

Since the outbreak, Nuvance Health has been at the forefront of COVID-19 treatment in New York and in Connecticut. While the long-term effects of COVID-19 remain uncertain, the Nuvance Health COVID Recovery Program (CRP) can help patients with diagnosis and treatment options to maximize function and to reduce symptoms post-COVID-19 infection.

COVID Recovery Program

External Referral Form for COVID-19 Recovery Program at Nuvance Health

External Referral Form

Municipal Information

Masks are required for all visitors at City Hall. Visitors conducting business within City Hall must sign in with the security guard to obtain a pass for the office in which they wish to visit.

Thank you for your cooperation.

The Danbury Library is open Monday-Thursday from 10am-8pm, Friday from 10am-5pm, and Saturday from 10am-2pm. Masks are no longer required for vaccinated visitors. All floors are open and accessible.

Two spots in the parking lot are reserved for curbside pickup. Patrons may browse and request materials through Danbury Library’s online catalog, library app, 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.

Computer labs, study pods, and recording studios are also open and available.

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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