Health Requirements for Kindergarten:
List of Certified Testing Laboratories in CT:
Please see the document(s) below for important information.
Click Here for our 2020-2021 Flu Clinic Schedule!
Vaccine Information Statement:
Please see attached document regarding Alcohol Beverage Service and Food referenced in the memo from the Director of Health dated April 16, 2021 – CLICK HERE
IMPORTANT-CLICK HERE April 16, 2021 Memo to Licensed Food Service Establishments
IMPORTANT-CLICK HERE March 17th, 2021 Memo to Licensed Food Service Establishments
IMPORTANT-CLICK HERE February 3rd, 2021 Memo to Licensed Food Service Establishments
IMPORTANT- CLICK HERE December 3rd, 2020 Memo to Licensed Food Service Establishments (DCP Update: CLICK HERE)
IMPORTANT – CLICK HERE November 3rd, 2020 Memo to Licensed Food Service Establishments
Personal Services AND Hair Salons and Barbershops
Indoor AND Outdoor Events
Tents with two or more sides up, comprising 50% or more of their total wall space, may operate under Sector Rules for Outdoor Dining; space heaters must adhere to appropriate local permits and/or inspections.
Fully enclosed tents or tents with over 50% of their total wall space down will be treated as indoor dining and must conform to state and local building codes.
BAR SEATING Bar seating is permitted so long as the following conditions are met:
Staff working behind the bar must follow all personal protection requirements.
Work behind the bar is limited to pouring/serving beverages, taking/processing orders, serving food, and delivering/picking up the bill. All mixing of drinks and other work performed behind the bar must be performed at a distance of 6 ft. from customers seated at the bar or a physical barrier (e.g. Plexiglas) must be used if within the 6 ft. spacing.
The Plexiglas barrier must be at least 30 inches high and a gap/opening at the bottom of the barrier is allowed for food and drink service as long as the gap/opening is no more than 8 inches high.
Parties must be seated at bars (no standing customer service), and parties must be spaced at least 6 ft. from other parties or a physical barrier (e.g. Plexiglas) must be used.
Sports, Fitness Centers, Gyms
Click for updated sports guidance (As of January 21, 2021):
Drop in child care is allowed, with no more than 1 child per 35 square ft, or 10 children per classroom – whichever is fewer. Businesses should follow all other health and safety guidelines put forward by the OECD.
Click here for more information on childcare: https://portal.ct.gov/DCF/COVID-19/Child-Care
Reopen CT Online Complaint Form – This form is intended for complaints that pertain to requirements of the Sector Rules only!
Nonpharmaceutical Interventions (NPI’s) are actions, apart from getting vaccinated and taking medicine, that people and communities can take to help slow the spread of illness like pandemic influenza (flu). NPI’s are also known as community mitigation strategies.
Click here for educational tools, resources, pandemic planning guides, checklists and select research about the types of NPI’s and how they work in different settings.
Click here for educational materials such as factsheets, videos and trainings on NPI’s that you can print, watch, act on and share with others.
There are simple things you can do to help keep yourself and others healthy:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 (twenty) seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Stay home when you’re sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Free Smoking Cessation Program – BBHD
Contact Angelika or Alexis to join:
**You CAN do this!**
A Message from the Director of Health:
Welcome to our web site!
We are adding additional features daily, but we invite you to explore our site at any time. Please use the search box to the right on each page to search for specific information. Also, go to the bottom of this page for more tips!
The Health District is Recruiting Volunteers for Public Health Emergency Preparedness.
BBHD is responsible for emergency disease outbreak response in Bristol and Burlington. During an emergency such as an epidemic of Influenza, the federal and state government may declare a Public Health Emergency. This might also be true if a terrorist group releases a dangerous bacteria or virus. The local Health Departments in Connecticut have plans in place to provide emergency protective measures such as vaccinations or medicines to ward off illnesses before they strike. In order to do this, your local health department – Bristol-Burlington Health District –has developed a “Point of Distribution Plan” using Health District staff, volunteers and a local school as a Point of Distribution (POD) or “Clinic”. Supplies from federal Stockpiles will come to Connecticut and be distributed to local PODs by the state Health Department. This may take up to 24 hours. In the meantime, local health departments will organized their PODs and staff them with our employees and volunteers from the public (our city and town residents). The immunizations or pills must be distributed to our city and town residents within a matter of very few days! Our local health department will need many volunteers to help with the distribution, and BBHD is recruiting volunteers to help our staff. Prior experience is not necessary, nor is medical knowledge. A willingness to help our community and some time to give are all that are needed. A volunteer must be at least 18 years old.
If interested in volunteering in a Public Health emergency, and helping out during training drills, please contact BBHD with name, address, age, telephone number, cellphone number.
See attached for: emergency preparedness information.
Contact: Louise McGlone
We are adding new addresses to our on-line records . You can now look for most Burlington septic system and private well records. Look to the right of this page to “E-search” and click on “Click Here!” to bring you to our digitalized site. Since this is an ongoing project, not all records will become immediately available.
Please Click here to read more about this.
As always, please feel free to contact members of the BBHD staff with your ideas and concerns. Our phone number is (860) 584-7682.
We look forward to your calls!
Marco Palmeri, M.P.H., R.S.
Director of Health