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Coronavirus, COVID-19

The Town of Durham is providing this page which contains information on the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)—a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, China that is known to cause mild to severe respiratory illness.

This page will have communications from the Town of Durham as well as links to important resources. For more information, visit ct.gov/coronavirus

Questions on COVID-19 Call 211

Durham Health Department:

860-349-8253 or 860-349-3153

Chris Hansen, Health Director
Bill Milardo, Assistant Health Director and Sanitarian
Morgan Perry, Epidemiologist and Social Service Coordinator
Jennifer Perry, Administrative Coordinator


Local Updates:  Weekly Report

See here for Weekly Reports. Updates will be posted on Fridays for the foreseeable future

COVID-19 Testing

At this time, the following nearby sites are offering tests: CVS, Walgreens, Quest Diagnostics, Hartford Health Care's Urgent Care Center in Meriden, Midstate Medical Center in Meriden, and Yale New Haven's Wallingford location on Masonic Ave.

COVID-19 Vaccine

All people age 12 and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

● Find a site near you by entering your zip code here
● Text your zip code to GETVAX (438829) in English, or VACUNA (822862) in Spanish to instantly receive details about clinics in your area with vaccines available and assistance with transportation, childcare, and more.
Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Schedule 
● Schedule by Phone: Dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-203-1234
Summer on Us - Connecticut has launched initiatives with partners across the State to reward you for getting your COVID vaccine at vaccination events all summer long
● Homebound: If you or someone you know is homebound due to medical reasons, contact the Human Services office if interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine: 860-349-3153 or fill out the online form from the Department of Public Health here

Seasonal Vaccine Clinics
Stop and Shop Informed Consent Form


Long Term Recovery Efforts in Durham

Durham has a Long-Term Recovery Team operating with the First Selectman and the Director of Emergency Management to assist people and businesses who have been affected by COVID-19 and local emergencies.  The role of the team is to assist the community in accessing resources that may help toward recovery.
The town government and schools have had to adopt new methods of conducting business, delivering services, and communicating information since the advent of COVID-19.

Please contact longtermrecovery@townofdurhamct.org or by phone at 860 740-4089 if you have specific needs due to COVID-19 or the recent storm that you would like help in addressing or to tell us what we have been doing during COVID-19 (Zoom meetings, for example) that you would like to see continued when we aren’t under the threat of a pandemic.

A Message from the First Selectman:

Dear Residents,
The Town of Durham is taking an active role in overseeing the local response to COVID-19. This includes participating in regular meetings with Governor Lamont, public health officials, public safety officials, RSD13 officials, staff and other municipalities. We are receiving guidance from the State of Connecticut and will communicate that guidance through our communication network including: the municipal website, social media and email notifications. Check this page frequently for  COVID-19 information which is changing almost daily.

The Town of Durham has set policy to support recommendations to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Please note the following new measures regarding local government functions to protect town employees and members of the public. We are making every attempt to keep local government operational during this crisis.

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance
Business Re-Opening Rules
COVID-19 Property Tax Relief Program
Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
Government Operations
COVID- 19 Testing and Vaccine Transportation
Elderly Nutrition Program Meals
Mental Health and Wellness Resources


Rental Assistance

1-844-UniteCT (1-844-864-8328) or email: DOH-UniteCT@ct.gov
Apply for UniteCT, a rental assistance program for those who earn up to 80% of the HUD Area Median Income.
UniteCT Summary
UniteCT Flyer

Scam Alerts

Be on high alert for scams, fraud and malware infected emails perpetrated by people who want to capitalize on the COVID-19 health emergency, including those impersonating utility companies such as Eversource. These fake emails and messages are known as "phishing scams" and may steal your personal information if you click on links contained in them. To learn more about phishing scams, see here

Regional School District 13

Decisions about school closures fall within the purview of the Superintendent of Schools. For Superintendent latest communication see: rsd13ct.org  

Municipal COVID-19 Infographic Tool

CCM Partners with FLO Analytics to Provide Real-time COVID-19 Data. To go to the Infographic: Follow this link

State of CT Travel Advisory

Travel Advisory Information

About COVID-19 and CDC updates:

DPH COVID-19 site
CDC Guidance
CT Travel Advisory page
CT COVID Data Page
CT COVID Vaccine page
DPH Vaccination Phases