This page is dedicated to provide information and resources regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. For Fairfield COVID-19 data, please visit the data page

Preventative Measures

There are currently 3 FDA approved vaccines for Emergency Use (Pfizer, Moderna, and Janssen/Johnson & Johnson). It is strongly encouraged that all eligible individuals get vaccinated. Pfizer is approved for those 5 years and older, Moderna and Janssen/Johnson & Johnson is approved for those over the age of 18 years. We currently do not know when vaccine approval will occur in those under the age of 5 years.

Booster shots are available to those 16 or older 6 months after finishing their two dose series of Pfizer or Moderna or 2 months after a singe dose of Janssen/Johnson and Johnson .

In additional to getting vaccinated, the CDC recommends these everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses like COVID-19. 

  • Stay home is you are sick except to seek medical care.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. The health department has a video demonstrating how to wash your hands properly
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands after. The health department has a video demonstrating the importance of covering your cough/sneeze
  • Avoid contact with people who may be sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Wear a face covering.
  • Socially distance by keeping at least a 6ft distance from others. 


Please visit this website for up to date information on COVID-19 testing and antibody testing. 

Questions/Call Centers

Frequently Asked Questions

Call 2-1-1 for general COVID-19 questions

Yale New Haven Call Center - 1-833-ASK YNNH (275-9644)

Hartford Health Care - 1-833-621-0600

Nuvance Health - 1-888-667-9262

Vaccination/Homebound Vaccinations

For information on where to receive a COVID-19 vaccine and for persons who are homebound, please visit our website

What to do if... 

I test positive for COVID-19 or am a close contact of a confirmed case 

Cases should should isolate from others and contact should quarantine.  See the latest CDC Isolation Quarantine Guidance.

Travel Guidance

In CT, there is currently no executive order regarding domestic or international travel. However, it is recommended to follow the CDC travel-related guidance.


Mental Health Resources

211 CT - Mental Health Category: provides links to providers of counseling services for adults and children and mental health support groups.

HEALTHY LIVES CT: provides information and tools for maintaining or regaining wellness in the areas of emotional wellness, physical wellness, holistic wellness, financial wellness, and recovery from addiction issues.

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

CDC Manage Anxiety & Stress: offers tips for reducing stress in yourself and others and offers information for parents, responders and people released from quarantine.

Mental Health and COVID-19 – Information and Resources 

Coping with Corona: Mental Health Supports in a Pandemic 

Informational videos

American Sign Language (ASL) Videos

The CDC has a series of ASL videos available for our deaf and hard of hearing community covering a range of topics, from social distancing to caring for others to safety practices, centered around COVID-19. The videos are available on YouTube at this link

Why and How to Use a Cloth Face Covering

Fairfield's Community Mitigation Strategy

6 Preventative Steps

Proper Hand Washing

Cover Your Cough


Social Distancing, Self-Quarantine and Self-Isolation 

COVID-19 guidance for specific groups

Getting Your Household Ready for COVID-19

Guidance for Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Our Community

Guidance for Individuals, Families and Community

Guidance for Businesses

Guidance for Health Care Providers, Guidance for Health Care FacilitiesGuidance for Long Term Care Facilities

Guidance for Schools US Dept of EducationTips for Talking with Children for Parents and TeachersPandemic Guidance for Schools

Guidance for Travelers New Guidance for Travelers from Countries with Widespread Ongoing Transmission

Guidance on Caring for People Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 in a Home/Residential Setting

Guidance on Protecting Yourself

Additional resources

For general information about COVID-19, as well as information for healthcare professionals and travelers, please visit the CDC's website

CDC Webpage on US COVID-19 Coronavirus Activity.  Additional Details on US Cases.

World Health Organization Dashboard on Worldwide COVID-19 Coronavirus Activity

Johns Hopkins University Dashboard of Worldwide COVID-19 Coronavirus Activity

General Tips to prevent the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus

CDC Interim Guidance for Preventing COVID-19 Coronavirus from Spreading to Others in Homes and Communities

Various COVID-19 Coronavirus Data and Rate Estimates (non governmental/academic website)

CT Department of Public Health COVID-19 Coronavirus Webpage