City of Waterbury

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

IMPORTANT UPDATE 3/21: GOVERNOR LAMONT ANNOUNCES STAY SAFE, STAY HOME INITIATIVE

Waterbury 3-1-1 Hotline Information:

The City of Waterbury has an info line for people who may have general questions related to coronavirus (COVID19): Call 3-1-1. The 3-1-1 hotline is a non-emergency telephone number that Waterbury residents can dial for information regarding municipal services to the City of Waterbury.

How do I volunteer to aid in the City of Waterbury's response to COVID-19?

As our city continues to prepare and respond to coronavirus, there are ways that every day citizens can directly help. Mayor O’Leary is calling on those who are healthy, able, and willing to volunteer to support the city's efforts. If you would like more information about how you can help, please call the city's Emergency Operation Center at 3-1-1 or call the Mayor's office at (203) 574-6712. Individuals answering those numbers will ask you for the information necessary to fill out the City of Waterbury Volunteer Intake Form.

In addition, recently retired medical professionals who retired in good standing with the Department of Public Health (DPH), and currently licensed medical professional who are in good standing with DPH (physicians, physician assistants, nurses, paramedics, EMT's, and all other certified allied health professions) are encouraged to call 3-1-1 if interested in supporting the city's response.

Background:

Currently, the City of Waterbury is preparing for the possibility of an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in almost 90 locations internationally, including in the United States and Connecticut. To date, no cases have been confirmed in the City of Waterbury. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).

At the direction of Mayor O’Leary, leaders from the Health Department, Education Department, Fire Department, Police Department, St. Mary’s Hospital and Waterbury Hospital began planning for this outbreak in early January and have established an extremely robust incident action plan (IAP) in order to respond to this event if the need arises. Preparedness of this scale is routine for the City which has been the leader on other similar threats such as Ebola and H1N1 Influenza.

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