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Fire Marshal’s office is inspecting food trucks

At this time the Fire Marshal’s office is inspecting food trucks Monday through Friday from 07:00am until 09:00am.

Once at Fire Headquarters, please have the owner call the main #2039466232 to contact an inspector to meet them in the parking lot.

Once in the parking lot, the inspector will inspect the food truck alone to maintain social distance.

The inspector will photograph a valid photo ID and the signed certificate, which will then be emailed and uploaded into a network drive.

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Immunization Action Plan (IAP)

Immunization Action Plan (IAP)

City of New Haven Health Department

54 Meadow Street, New Haven, CT 06519

The New Haven Department's Immunization Action Plan program (IAP) works with physician offices to ensure that all area children are being immunized according to schedule. The IAP coordinator and outreach staff work to perform the following objectives.

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CVS Opens COVID-19 Rapid Testing Site in New Haven

April 17, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CVS Opens COVID-19 Rapid Testing Site in New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Today CVS opened a COVID-19 rapid testing site in New Haven. CVS has already launched two of these testing programs in the states of Georgia and Rhode Island, and it is an effective way to identify those who are COVID-19 positive and to further reduce the spread of the virus. Testing is free of charge and takes approximately thirty minutes. The New Haven rapid testing site is located at Gateway Community College, 60 Sargent Drive. Those interested in scheduling a test will need to preregister in advance online at CVS.com to schedule a time slot. Once an individual arrives at the testing site, medical staff will instruct them to stay in their vehicle and will be directed through the process.

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The City of New Haven is seeking Contact Tracers

The City of New Haven is seeking Contact Tracers

The City of New Haven is seeking Contact Tracers to support the New Haven Health Department to perform COVID-19 contact tracing. The aim of this will be to call every person diagnosed with COVID-19, gather their contacts, and proceed to call every contact. This is in tandem with the City’s efforts to increase testing, improve communication and implementation of isolation and quarantine. This will fortify efforts to control the pandemic in New Haven.

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Food Service License Renewals

As a reminder, the annual fee and application for a permit to operate a food service establishment in New Haven are due on or by May 1.

If you did not receive an application by mail, please visit https://www.newhavenct.gov/gov/depts/environmental_health/food_license.htm to download an application.

Completed applications, along with payment, should be mailed to “New Heaven Health Department, Environmental Health Division, 54 Meadow Street, 9th Floor, New Haven, CT 06519.

Please note, the only forms of accepted payment are bank checks or money orders.”


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New Haven Public Schools Food Distribution Sites

The New Haven Public Schools Food Service Department will begin serving “Grab and Go” Breakfast and lunch meals on Monday, March 16, 2020 during the closure of the public schools in response to the spread of COVID-19.

The Food Service Department be serving breakfast and lunch at 37 school sites throughout the city.

New Haven Public Schools Food Distribution Sites

UPDATED - AS OF APRIL 13:

New Haven Schools Grab & Go Meals for students 18 years old and younger

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Mayor Elicker and Health Director Maritza Bond Announces Expansion of City’s SeeClickFix Tool and Kicks-off Public Health Campaign Amid COVID-19

April 6, 2020

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Mayor Elicker and Department of Health Director Maritza Bond Announces Expansion of City’s SeeClickFix Tool and Kicks-off Public Health Campaign Amid COVID-19

Four new categories on app & web tool provide one-stop access to virus-related safety information; promote compliance and information sharing with the public

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – To better respond to the needs of residents, New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker and City Health Department Director Martiza Bond announced on Monday that the New Haven Department of Public Health is rolling out a bi-lingual, public health campaign to educate residents to “Spread the facts, not the virus” and has expanded its SeeClickFix resident reporting tool to include four new categories specifically related to COVID-19. This expanded messaging and capability will allow residents to submit questions, report non-emergency issues, and access the most up to date information on best practices to of COVID-19.

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New Haven Mayor Urges Residents to Sign up for the Medical Reserve Corps

March 26, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New Haven Mayor Urges Residents to Sign up for the Medical Reserve Corps

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Today New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker and New Haven Health Director Maritza Bond urged residents to help out in the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic by signing up for the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). The New Haven MRC is open to medical and non-medical volunteers 18 years of age and older.

Mayor Justin Elicker released the following statement:

We are facing many challenges in our response to COVID-19. There is a shortage of protective equipment for our first responders, like N95 masks, and people have been donating supplies; however, we need people to step up and help us on the ground. We need volunteers, doctors, nurses, and medical professionals to help out with our COVID-19 response by signing up with the Medical Reserve Corps.

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New Haven Mayor Issues State of Emergency

New Haven Mayor Issues State of Emergency, Limits City Hall Operations,

Announces Second Resident Confirmed with COVID-19

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Today New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker issued a state of emergency amidst the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. New Haven health officials have also been notified of a second confirmed New Haven resident having COVID-19.

Mayor Justin Elicker released the following statement:

Read the full text of the emergency order below, or follow this link: http://bit.ly/nhvsoe

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

A message from Mayor Justin Elicker on COVID-19

In response to increasing concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, the City of New Haven and the New Haven Superintendent of Schools have decided that we will be closing all New Haven Public Schools indefinitely. We are also closing all senior centers and libraries indefinitely.

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A reminder that all food service licenses will expire

A reminder that all food service licenses will expire: May 1, 2020.

New for this year: payment must be made by certified bank check or money order.

Personal checks, business checks, or cash will not be accepted.


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State and Local Governments Closely Monitoring Coronavirus in CT: No Confirmed Cases (January 27, 2020)

GOVERNOR LAMONT TELLS RESIDENTS STATE CLOSELY MONITORING FOR POSSIBLE CASES OF CORONAVIRUS


No Confirmed Cases in Connecticut; Two Patients Under Investigation Statewide, Both Tested Positive for Influenza Type A


(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today said that the State of Connecticut is continuing to closely monitor the outbreak of coronavirus in China after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced several confirmed cases in the United States, none of which are in Connecticut.

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PUBLIC HEALTH COMMISSIONER REMINDS CT RESIDENTS

PUBLIC HEALTH COMMISSIONER REMINDS CT RESIDENTS TO MAKE SURE ALL VACCINATIONS ARE UP TO DATE

Hartford, CT – The Connecticut Department of Public Health today is confirming a fourth case of measles in Connecticut for 2019 in a school aged child from Fairfield County. The public health investigation of this case has determined that the child was not infectious while at school. Information received by the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) indicates that the child contracted measles in early October. The latest case of measles is not related to three previously confirmed cases in Connecticut reported in January and April.

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West Nile Virus & EEE Update

The Connecticut Department of Public Health today is urging residents to continue personal preventive measures to avoid mosquito bites and reduce the chance of contracting eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus.

Please click on the VIEW PDF link to read important information.

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Vaping and E-Cigarette Health Alert Update 2019

General Public: CT Department of Public Health (DPH) Commissioner Renée D. Coleman-Mitchell isencouraging residents to consider not using e-cigarette or vaping products (vapes, electronic nicotine delivery systems, liquid cartridges and e-pipes) pending the outcome of a national investigation into severe lung injuries continues.


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It's Flu Season! Here's what YOU can do...

The Health Department recommends that every citizen 6 months and older gets vaccinated with a shot this season.

Young children between 6 months and 5 years old are considered to be at high risk for the flu and should get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Others who are at high risk for flu complications include:

  • People 65 years and older
  • Pregnant women
  • People with underlying medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease

Flu shots are available at the New Haven Health Department at 52 Meadow Street from 9a - 4:30pm. Most insurances are accepted and there is a sliding fee scale for cash payers.

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2019 Camp Easy Breezy


Camp Easy Breezy

A Camp for Kids with Asthma

From June 24th - August 2nd, 2019

For more information click HERE.


Department of Health

The Department of Health, including the Clinic and Vital Statistics will be closed on Monday, May 6 for it’s semi-annual staff meeting.


For specific information, please contact Lisa Wilson (lwilson@newhavenct.gov).


World AIDS Day 2018: Health Department Clinic (Free HIV Testing & Education)

Come join the New Haven Health Department and Community Health Care Van for World AIDS Day 2018 on Friday, November 30th, from 10am-2pm at the Health Department Clinic (54 Meadow St, 1st Floor) (please see the attached poster promo)! We will be offering free, confidential HIV testing and various educational materials! Get tested and know your HIV status! For more info call: (203) 946-8181.

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Board of Health meeting change

Please note that the regularly scheduled meeting for the Board of Health has been changed to Monday, December 10, 2018 at 6:00pm.



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Health Department Clinic: Hepatitis C Testing & Education

World Hepatitus Day is July 28. To bring awareness the Health Department Clinic event will be scheduled on Friday, July 27th, from 10am-2pm in observance of World Hepatitis Day 2018 (please see attached poster ad). We will be offering free hepatitis C testing and educational materials about hepatitis. The Community Health Care Van will also be joining us.

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Health Department Early Closure

Please be aware that the Health Department will be closing at 12:00 noon on Monday, May 7, 2018. This includes the Office of Vital Statistics, the Clinic, Environmental and Administrative offices.

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