Manchester, Connecticut

COVID-19

LAST UPDATED: 3/30/20

For any questions regarding non-emergency town operations please call our Customer Service Center: 860-647-5235

For information on modified services and how to make an appointment please visit our Town Services Modified Operations Updates page. 

For the Self Isolation Information and Resources page click here. 

For general questions call the Coronavirus Info Center 2-1-1, text "COVID19" to 898211, or visit the 2-1-1 of CT website.

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Manchester Public Schools COVID-19 Webpage

Free “Grab n’ Go”’ breakfast and lunch is available to Manchester students Monday, March through Friday, March 20th, at three locations. Bennet Academy - School Street entrance. Manchester Middle Academy (the former Robertson School building) - Main entrance. Waddell Elementary School - Broad Street side door entrance along the cafeteria. Breakfast is available from 8-10 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Students are not allowed to congregate and must leave school grounds as soon as they get their meals.

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For general questions call the Coronavirus Info Center 2-1-1, text "COVID19" to 898211, or visit the 2-1-1 of CT website.


FAQs:

Do I need to avoid going out or isolate myself?
We are encouraging "social distancing." Social distancing are actions that communities can take to reduce face-to-face contact which may help reduce the spread of disease. Help prevent the spread to keep yourself and others healthy by following these social distancing guidelines.
 
Are town events being canceled due to the Coronavirus? 
Given the state's recommendation to cancel or postpone large public events, the Town, in consultation with the Director of Health and Emergency Management team, will make these determinations on a case-by-case basis. Please see the "Updates from the Town of Manchester" above for recent cancelations and postponements. 

Does the Manchester Health Department perform COVID-19 testing or provide guidance on if and when I should be tested for COVID-19?
No, the Manchester Health Department is not performing tests or giving guidance on if and when people should get tested for COVID-19. If you are looking to be tested for COVID-19, please contact your local primary health care provider, clinic, or hospital. For more information and FAQs regarding COVID-19 testing, please visit the CDC.gov/COVID19 website. 
 
Have there been any cases of Coronavirus in Manchester?
As of March 29, 2020, 1,993 Connecticut residents tested positive, including 16 laboratory-confirmed cases in Manchester.“I am proud of the way Manchester has responded and I urge the
people of our great town to continue to take steps to minimize the spread. Here in Manchester, we are resilient, we look out for one another, and nothing can keep us down for long. We will get through this together," said Mayor Jay Moran. Read the newest press release here: Town of Manchester COVID-19 Update - Press Release: 3/29/20

 
How can I protect myself?
The CDC recommends avoiding close contact with those who are sick, wash your hands, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, stay at home if you are sick, cover your cough or sneeze with tissues, follow good hygiene practices, clean and disinfect frequently touched objects, and practice social distancing. #StayHomeStaySafe
 
What should I do if I have flu-like symptoms?
People who are sick should stay at home to keep themselves and others healthy. Anyone experiencing severe symptoms should call their healthcare provider to get professional medical advice.
 
What preventative measures is Manchester taking to keep the community safe?
The Town of Manchester is actively monitoring this along with the CDC, State, and Local Health Departments. The town has taken inventory of potentially necessary supplies and participates in frequent calls with the CDC. The Town will continue to update and inform the community with the latest information and resources. 
 
Where do I go for accurate information and updates?
Continue to visit this page for updated information and resources as well as the CDC website which is updated daily: CDC - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Main Page 
 
For more FAQs visit: CDC Frequently Asked Questions & Answers
 
Manchester Health Department |479 Main St. Manchester,CT | healthdepartment@manchesterct.gov | 860.647.3173