- Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)
- North Central Opioid Addiction Task Force
- ProAct Prescription Discounts
- Rehab Services
- Today I Matter
- Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut
- Other Health and Wellness Resources
The Town of Vernon is offering free COVID-19 testing at Rockville High School on Sunday, November 22nd. This testing will be held from 1:00 - 4:00 pm and will run similarly to the November 1 testing held at Ellington High School. Please read their full press release for more information.
As of the November 12 report from the State, Ellington has been designated as an orange alert zone. We encourage individuals to follow the CT Department of Health's response framework found here; guidance includes avoiding larger events, limiting time with non-family members, limiting group sizes, and postponing indoor activities where mask wearing or social distancing cannot be maintained.
In addition to this guidance, the Governor is rolling municipalities back to Phase 2.1 of Reopening; more information on those guidelines can be found here.
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.
Please note that, per our Public Works Department, playgrounds are still closed, and all related play will be at your own risk.
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
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.
For a list of walk-in assessment centers and their hours, please visit the DMHAS website.
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.