Category: Health

National Influenza Vaccination Week: December 5-11

Reminder: It’s not too Late to get Your Flu Shot! NORWALK, CT – National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), a national public health awareness campaign aimed at highlighting the importance of getting the influenza vaccine, is this week: December 5 – 11, 2021. In honor of this annual observance, the Norwalk Health Department reminds residents that…

Norwalk Health Department Encourages Eligible Individuals to Get a COVID-19 Booster, Announces Upcoming Booster Clinic

NORWALK, CT – On November 22, 2021, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) strengthened their COVID-19 booster guidance, recommending that everyone 18 years of age and older receive a COVID-19 booster shot. Under the updated booster guidance, anyone age 18 and older should get a booster shot 6 months after their second…

Governor Lamont provides update on executive branch state employee compliance with COVID-19 vaccine and test requirement

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today released updated data regarding compliance with his order requiring executive branch state employees to either be vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive weekly testing for the virus. Overall compliance remains high with 95% of executive branch state employees either fully vaccinated or current in their weekly testing. The overall…

Norwalk Mask Mandate Rescinded Effective Immediately

Norwalk, CT – Today, November 4, 2021, Norwalk Mayor Harry W. Rilling, in close consultation with the Norwalk Health Department, announced that due to improved COVID-19 metrics and ongoing vaccination efforts, the City of Norwalk’s public indoor mask mandate will be lifted effective immediately. The indoor mask mandate was implemented for all people regardless of…

Bridgeport DPH Director Jackson-Shaheed announces free COVID-19 testing available at North Branch Library

Bridgeport, CT – Bridgeport Department of Public Health Director Jackson-Shaheed encourages adults and children that are not vaccinated to get FREE COVID-19 testing which is now available at the North Branch Library located at 3455 Madison Avenue. At the COVID testing location, insurance is not required, and no appointment needed; walk-ins are accepted. Onsite staff…

Governor Lamont issues call for CT General Assembly to meet in a limited special session on the COVID-19 public health and civil preparedness emergencies

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has issued a proclamation calling the Connecticut General Assembly to meet in a limited special session beginning Monday, September 27, 2021, for the sole purpose of approving a renewal of the declaration of public health and civil preparedness emergencies that were issued in response to…