Chatham Health District, the Town of East Haddam's health resource, is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (named COVID-19) that was first detected in Huhan City, Hubei Province, China and which is spreading globally. Chatham Health District is participating in weekly Centers for Disease Control (CDC) conference calls as well as weekly conference calls with the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CT DPH).
The State Department of Public Health has reported that there are positive cases of COVID-19 disease in Middlesex County, in Chatham Health District towns and in the Town of East Haddam. Residents in all municipalities within Chatham Health District should assume that there are people sick with COVID-19 disease in their towns. The emergence of cases in our towns has required a coordinated, skilled, rapid, thoughtful and compassionate response; and the Chatham Health District is prepared for that response. We as a town are prepared to implement the recommendations of the Chatham Health District.
Please visit the Chatham Health District Coronavirus site for the most up to date information regarding the steps to take to protect yourself and others.
We also urge you to visit the State of Connecticut website at www.ct.gov/coronavirus for Test Data in Connecticut, Governor Lamont's Executive Orders and an overview of the Sector Rules and Certification for Reopening.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCov/ contains very useful information and resources applicable to healthcare, communities, schools and other sectors. The CDC has provided the following link for updated guidelines for Thanksgiving: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/thanksgiving.html