Town of Windsor
2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to monitor an illness outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. The outbreak was initially detected in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, but has since been detected in over 100 countries including the United States.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe infections such as pneumonia, Middle East respiratory syndrome (known as MERS) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Common signs of infection include fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, kidney failure or death.
Early on, many of the patients in the outbreak in Wuhan, China, reportedly had some link to a large seafood and animal market, suggesting animal-to-person spread. However, a growing number of patients reportedly have not had exposure to animal markets, suggesting person-to-person community spread is now occurring throughout the world.
There are ongoing investigations to learn more about this novel virus. This is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available. Please check out the links listed below for more information –Center for Disease and Prevention, Connecticut Department of Health, and the World Health Organization.
The Windsor Health Department is not testing persons for COVID-19.
Hartford Healthcare has established a 24 hour hotline for the general public and clinicians who have questions and concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19). It is manned by healthcare professionals. The hotline number is (860) 972-8100 or (toll-free) (833)-621-0600. Officials say those with symptoms should call the hotline first before going to a doctor or seeing a medical professional.
The State of Connecticut has launched an info line for people who may have general questions related to coronavirus (COVID19): Call 2-1-1.
The CDC has a great deal of information on their website. In order to simplify access to this information, please see the catergorized resources below:
CT Department of Public Health
The Connecticut Department of Public Health also has important information for Connecticut residents. The number of confirmed Connecticut COVID-19 cases is updated each day and you will also find the current list of Emergency Orders and the Governor’s Executive Orders as well.
Restaurants and Food Establishments
Prevention, symptoms, transmission and monitoring information about COVID-19 Coronavirus for restaurants and food establishments to consider is included on the following link. This information is written in both English and Spanish.
Preventing the Spread of COVID-19
Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities includes a chart with activities to prevent and reduce community transmission. Please see the link below:
The COVID Outbreak has been stressful for many people. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has included information about Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks – See the link below
One page printouts
Printouts that contain helpful information