The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) today is launching a new weekly, color-coded COVID-19 alert system for every city and town in the state, showing the average daily case rate per 100,000 population for the last two weeks. The new weekly alert level is also accompanied by municipal-level guidance on recommended actions for individual residents, institutions such as schools, houses of worship and community organizations, plus municipal leaders and local health directors.
Click here for more information, including an interactive map and additional guidance and resources.
Click here for the Ellington Public Schools 2020-2021 Reopening Plans, FAQs and Communications
State of CT COVID-19 Official Website (click here)
Federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Official Website (click here)
Ellington Board of Education COVID-19 Information and Updates (2019-2020) (click here)
10/16/2020: The State of CT Department of Public Health Issues New Weekly COVID-19 Alert System with Guidance for Municipal Response (click here)
Connecticut Testing Locator (click here)
If you don’t have a primary care provider, you can still get tested for COVID-19. There are places like community health centers across the state that can administer a test and may be taking new patients for other medical care. The community health centers offer on-site health evaluations as well as on-site COVID-19 testing. Please call 2-1-1 or visit www.211ct.org to find a testing location near you.
Johnson Memorial Hospital, a member of Trinity Health of New England, has opened a drive-through mobile center to test patients for COVID-19. The mobile test site is located at 201 Chestnut Hill Road, Stafford Springs, directly in front of the Main Hospital at the Community Medical Education Center.
Priority Urgent Care, 105 West Road, Ellington, provides COVID-19 Testing. Call 860-454-0678 for more information.
Please note that, per our Public Works Department, playgrounds are still closed, and all related play will be at your own risk.
**The National Council for Safety, Protection and Wellness has received many requests for information on how to help the elderly sector with communication, grocery delivery, home care, and health monitoring. They have put together this guide which provides practical apps for seniors, tech-savvy or not, along with setup assistance.
Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is a rare but serious disease caused by a virus. Please stay informed by visiting this page and following the links to the State of CT Department of Public Health as well as the North Central District Health Department (NCDHD).
For the most current information, please be sure to visit the State of CT Department of Health and the Governor's page.
This task force, comprised of representatives from Ellington, East Windsor, Enfield, Somers, Suffield, Windsor and Windsor Locks, was created to look for ways to address the increase in opioid addiction.
For more information about the Task Force contact:
Colleen Sullivan, MSW, Prevention Coordinator
Town of Enfield - Youth Services
The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services launched a new toll-free number 1-800-563-4086 to help connect residents seeking treatment services for an opioid addiction to local walk-in assessment centers.
Walk-in centers across the state are always available to provide an evaluation or referral, and encourage those in need of treatment to reach out when they feel they are ready to do so. Individual courses of treatment and services will be planned according to specific needs and eligibility. Centers work directly with patients and insurance companies to determine what works best for them, and resolve any challenges that may stand in the way of them and their treatment.
Today I Matter is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established in memory of Timothy Lally.
Our mission is to reduce the stigma and shame of mental illness and addiction, and to promote the physical, emotional, and mental health of our community.
We are committed to promoting and advocating for the physical, emotional, and mental health of all in our communities. We are dedicated to speaking out and educating the public at large about recognizing, preventing, and treating these illnesses. In addition, we support positive health through the arts, education, sports, and other activities that enhance each individual’s self-image and sense of well-being.