Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The latest news from the City of West Haven on the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 VACCINES: The Pfizer vaccine is approved for individuals 12 and older, and the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are approved for individuals 18 and older.

CONNECTICUT COVID-19 VACCINE — PHASES AND ELIGIBILITY: Details at Current Phases of COVID-19 Vaccination.

REGISTER FOR THE COVID-19 VACCINE WITH VAMS ONLINE: Connecticut residents 12 and older can register for the COVID-19 vaccine by filling out an online form with the Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS), a portal administered by the state Department of Public Health. You will need to enter your full name, birthdate, ZIP code, occupation (including “retired”) and email address. The information you enter will only be used for purposes of scheduling your vaccination and will be kept private. Once registered, VAMS will email and guide you through the appointment process for receiving a vaccine. At this moment, only people 12 and older can register. Please only fill out the form if you are eligible to receive a vaccine. Register at Online VAMS Enrollment.

Please note that every individual must have their own unique email to be vaccinated with VAMS. For example, if you are registering your child or elderly parent and use your email, you will not be able to be vaccinated using that same email. More information for those 12 and older at COVID-19 Vaccine Access.

REGISTER FOR THE COVID-19 VACCINE BY PHONE: State residents 12 and older can also register for the COVID-19 vaccine by phone by calling the Connecticut Vaccine Appointment Assist Line at 877-918-2224. The line will take calls from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week and will offer a call-back option when all contact specialists are busy serving other callers. The team will aim to return calls as soon as possible, with the goal of same-day response.

COVID-19 VACCINATION — EMPLOYER INFO AND ENROLLMENT: Employers play a critical role in ensuring access to the COVID-19 vaccine for their staff and communicating about eligibility. This is particularly important during early phases of the vaccine program, where supply will be very limited. Employers are responsible for ensuring that only employees who fit the criteria are scheduled to receive vaccine. Details at Connecticut COVID-19 Response.

COVID-19 HOTLINE: To report a positive coronavirus case or a violation of Reopen Connecticut’s Sector Rules, call our Health Department’s COVID-19 hotline at 203-937-3530. Leave a voicemail message for a return call by a staff member. Complaints are kept confidential.

CORONAVIRUS-SPECIFIC COMPLAINTS: Please direct all coronavirus-specific complaints to the following email address: Complaints are kept confidential.

COVID-19 QUESTIONS? Do you feel sick and/or have questions about medical care or testing? Contact your doctor.

RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS OWNERS: For the latest information, resources and guidance on COVID-19, which stands for coronavirus disease 2019, click on the following links:

(3/14/2022): Pandemic vs. Endemic: What’s the Difference?
(2/26/2022): COVID-19 by County: Know Your COVID-19 Community Level
(1/20/2022): Place Your Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests
(1/6/2022): CDC Expands Booster Shot Eligibility and Strengthens Recommendations for Young People Ages 12-17
(1/3/2022): Latest CDC COVID-19 Guidance
(1/3/2022): Find COVID-19 Vaccines
(12/29/2021): DPH COVID-19 Self-Test Frequently Asked Questions
(12/5/2021): Connecticut COVID-19 Database (Updated Daily)
(8/9/2021): City ‘Strongly’ Recommends People Wear Masks Indoors
(7/2/2021): Sound Health, Volume 15, the Official Newsletter of the West Haven Health Department
(5/29/2020): Guidance for Child Care From the CT Office of Early Childhood
(3/31/2020): Guidelines From Health Director Maureen B. Lillis for Child Care Safety

CT Department of Public Health Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19):

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Information for Travelers:

Information for Health Care Providers: 

Resources for K-12 Schools and Child Care Programs:

Information for Food Establishments: