COVID-19

Updated on 9/16/21

Voluntown Covid Alert Level: RED with 9 Covid-19 confirmed positive cases over 2 weeks. 

The Red Alert is to remind us that we need to continue to follow the 3 W’s- Wear your masks, Wash your hands, Watch your distance. 

For data on Covid-19 in CT, including Voluntown’s numbers,  visit the CT COVID-19 Data Tracker website:https://data.ct.gov/stories/s/q5as-kyim  This information is updated weekly either on Thursday or Friday.

View the Connecticut Department of Public Health Town-Level Covid Response Framework chart here, printable version here.

Providing information to Connecticut residents

For the most up-to-date information from the State of Connecticut on COVID-19, residents are encouraged to visit ct.gov/coronavirus. Residents can also subscribe to text message alerts from the state by texting the keyword COVIDCT to 888-777.

Individuals who have general questions that are not answered on the website can call 2-1-1 for assistance. The hotline is available 24 hours a day and has multilingual assistance. Anyone who is out-of-state or requires a toll-free number can connect to Connecticut 2-1-1 by dialing 1-800-203-1234. This is intended to be used by individuals who are not experiencing symptoms but may have general questions related to COVID-19. Anyone who is experiencing symptoms are strongly urged to contact their medical provider.


*NEW*  COVID-19 Testing Locations

Download and complete the  sema4 Test Form and bring it with you to the locations below.

Review the sema4 COVID-19 testing Fact Sheet.

 


COVID-19 Tools and Resources for People With Disabilities

The State of Connecticut remains committed to ensuring the safety of residents with disabilities throughout the response and recovery phases of COVID-19. The resources at this link are provided to ensure individuals with disabilities, and those who care for persons with disabilities can continue to make informed decisions. Link: Individuals with Disabilities (ct.gov)


COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Connecticut residents age 12 and up are eligible to be vaccinated.  Find, schedule, and secure your shot today. https://bit.ly/3ssRrPP

Important Considerations for COVID-19 Vaccinations: 

·       Residents should not call their physician or regular medical provider to schedule an appointment – not all providers are currently administering vaccine.  

·       An appointment is always required to receive a vaccination; please do not just show up at a vaccination location, you will be turned away. 

o   Appointments can be set up 3 ways:

§  Through a Healthcare Provider or Local Health Director (LHD): Some residents have already been or will be contacted to schedule an appointment by their healthcare provider or LHD if they are participating in the state’s vaccine program. Not all providers or LHDs are administering the vaccine. A partial list of participating providers is available at ct.gov/covidvaccine and will be continually updated 

§  Through the State’s Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS) Online: A form can be accessed online at ct.gov/covidvaccine that allows individuals to schedule an appointment through the web-based system. This system is used by a wide range of providers and LHDs, and will allow you to find the locations closest to you.  

§  Telephone: Those without the ability to schedule an appointment online may call Connecticut’s COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Assistance Line at 877-918-2224. The phone system was created through a partnership between the Department of Public Health and United Way of Connecticut, and is specifically targeted to provide support for eligible vaccine recipients who have limited technology access, or who have language, disability, or other barriers that could prevent them from using existing self-scheduling options successfully. The line will take calls on Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will offer a call-back option when all contact specialists are busy serving other callers. The team will aim to return calls as soon as possible, with the goal of same-day response. 

·       Patience, Patience, Patience: Please be patient with the system! 

·       Rumors and Myths: The State of Connecticut is actively working to combat rumors and myths associated with the vaccines and its rollout. Rumor control messaging and clarifications are being posted on the state CT COVID-19 Response social media pages (Facebook & Twitter). If you are seeing rumors and misconceptions please let us know as soon as possible via the Rumor Control Reporting Form. 


COVID-19 Testing 

Residents are encouraged to get tested, even if asymptomatic (showing no symptoms). To find a free COVID-19 testing location nearby, visit: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Priority-Populations , dial 2-1-1 from your phone, or visit the 2-1-1 testing locations website page. 

More information on local testing sites, Pop Up testing sites and testing information can be found on the UNCAS Health website. 

More info on testing can be found on the CT Department of Public Health website too.


MORE COVID 19 RESOURCES

UNITE CT- Emergency Housing Assistance for Renters and Landlords

State of CT Quarantine and Travel Advisory Guidance

REOPEN Committee Plan: Reopening Voluntown Elementary School

Assistance for Residents and Businesses

DECD Coronavirus Business Recovery 

Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC): COVID-19

SECTOR Rules for Reopen CT

Governor Lamont’s Executive Orders

Town of Voluntown Response