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Press Releases

08/21/2020

DPH Issues COVID-19 Alert to Danbury Community After Significant Spike in New Cases

Danbury Residents Urged to Stay Home if Possible, Avoid Unnecessary Outings, Limit Indoor Gatherings to Only Those You Live With, Refrain from Attending Large Church Services or Outdoor Gatherings

– The Connecticut Department of Public Health today is issuing a COVID-19 alert for Danbury after a significant increase in cases in the last two weeks, with much of the outbreak related to recent domestic and international travel.  Connecticut is requiring anyone traveling to the state from many other US states to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.  In addition, the CDC recommends anyone returning from international travel from countries with wide spread transmission of COVID-19 to self-quarantine for the same period of time.  DPH is coordinating with municipal and local health officials in Danbury to get the word out among community centers and churches to take extra precautions, immediately.  Those precautions include: staying home when possible and limiting outings, wearing masks anytime you leave home, limiting indoor gatherings to only those you live with, refraining from attending large church services for the time being, and not attending large outdoor gatherings.  Between August 2–20, Danbury recorded at least 178 new COVID-19 cases, a sharp increase over the previous two-week period when only 40 new cases were recorded.

“This is a serious outbreak in Danbury and we really need an all hands on deck approach. We need everyone in Danbury to take extreme precaution,” said Acting DPH Commissioner Deidre S. Gifford, MD MPH.  “We appreciate the partnership with municipal and health department leadership in Danbury, as well as health care providers that have testing sites available for members of the community.  We are urging anyone who thinks they may have been exposed to get tested as soon as possible, stay home until your test results are known and stay at home for 10 days if you test positive.”

Commissioner Gifford continued, “We need you to answer your phone if a contact tracer tries to get in touch.  If you are over the age of 60 or have a chronic disease and live in Danbury, you should stay home.  We need employers to help make sure everyone with symptoms or who was exposed is staying home and not coming to work.  Friends and neighbors could help by supporting those who need to stay home with food and other errands.  We can limit spread of the virus if we all work together.”

The following below testing locations are available in Danbury:


AFC URGENT CARE

76C Newton Rd, Danbury, CT 06755

2 Main St, Danbury, CT 06810

100 Mill Plain Rd, Danbury, CT 06811

Hours: vary by location

Friday               8AM–8PM

Saturday           8AM–5PM

Sunday             8AM–5PM

Monday            8AM–8PM

Tuesday            8AM–8PM

Wednesday       8AM–8PM

Thursday          8AM–8PM

 

CVS

47 Lake Ave Ext, Danbury, CT 06811

 

DOCS URGENT CARE

1 Padanaram Rd, Danbury, CT 06811

6 Stony Hill Rd, Bethel, CT 06801

Hours:

Friday               9AM–6PM

Saturday           9AM–1PM

Sunday             9AM–1PM

Monday            9AM–6PM

Tuesday            9AM–6PM

Wednesday       9AM–6PM

Thursday          9AM–6PM

 

THE MINUTE CLINIC

7 Durant Ave, Bethel, CT 06801

Hours:

Friday               8:30AM–2PM, 3–7:30PM

Saturday           9AM–1PM, 1:30–5:30PM

Sunday        9AM–1PM, 1:30–4:30PM

Monday            8:30AM–2PM, 3–7:30PM

Tuesday            8:30AM–2PM, 3–7:30PM

Wednesday       8:30AM–2PM, 3–7:30PM

Thursday          8:30AM–2PM, 3–7:30PM

 

 

CONNECTICUT INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNITIES

120 Main St, Danbury, CT 06810


Monday: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:30 am to 10:30 am

Friday: 8:30 am to 10:30 am

 

Tuesday and Thursday: On Site testing

 

COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER

8 Delay Street, Danbury, CT 06810

Hours:

Monday – Friday 9 am – 1 pm

 

Nuvance Medical Practices

By Appointment

 

August 22, 2020

Rogers Park Middle School

21 Memorial Drive, Danbury CT

10:00 am to 1:30 pm

 

For more information or any questions, reach out to the Danbury Health Department at 203-797-4625 or by email to healthdept@danbury-ct.gov