NVHD is aware and monitoring the multi-state outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 being investigated. We will continue to provide any updates as they become available.

Based on new information obtained during the investigation of the multi-state E.coli O157 outbreak associated with romaine lettuce, CDC has expanded their consumer advice to include whole heads and hearts of romaine lettuce, in addition to chopped romaine, and salads and salad mixes containing romaine, from the Yuma, Arizona growing region.

Please read the CT Department of Public Health UPDATED Environmental Health Section Circular Letter #2018-02a for additional guidance on the Multi-State E.coli 0157 Outbreak Associated with Romaine Lettuce.

View case counts by State on the CDC’s website

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW)

NIIW is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs and their partners in promoting healthy communities. NIIW 2018 is April 21-28, 2018.

For more information, follow us on social media and visit the CDC’s website: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niiw/index.html

Naugatuck Valley Emends Lead (NauVEL)

Lead poisoning is 100% preventable. The Naugatuck Valley Health District wants to know what you know about lead poisoning. Please spare a few minutes of your time to complete this survey.

Naugatuck Valley Emends Lead (NauVEL)is now accepting applications!
Homes built after 1978 are not eligible for the Naugatuck Valley Health District’s lead hazards grant

Please visit our NauVEL page for more information!
View the Lead Safe Housing Registry Here!

Check out our new NauVEL ad here or by viewing at the gas station pumps at the Seymour Stop & Shop!

Volunteer Opportunity: Medical Reserve Corps

Don’t let the word “medical” in our name fool you! The Naugatuck Valley Medical Reserve Corps (NVMRC) is a volunteer unit comprised of individuals with both medical and non-medical backgrounds. Our volunteers live and/or work within the jurisdiction served by the Naugatuck Valley Health District (Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Naugatuck, Shelton, and Seymour, CT).

No experience is required. All training is provided free of cost.

Training Topics Include (but not limited to:)
- Naugatuck Valley Overdose Prevention & Education (N.O.P.E.) Campaign
- Seasonal Influenza Clinics
- Emergency Mass Dispensing Clinics
- Psychological First Aid
- Assisting Individuals with Access and Functional Needs
- Emergency Public Shelter Operations & Pet Shelter Operations
- Community Service & Health Fairs
- Personal, Pet & Senior Preparedness

Please visit the NVMRC website for more information and to apply!
Questions may be directed to Jessica Stelmaszek at 203-881-3255.


Additional Information

Community Wellbeing Survey

At least 15,000 randomly-selected residents of all towns and cities in Connecticut will participate in the 2018 Community Wellbeing Survey’s live, in-depth interviews… find out more here

Temporary Power Outages:
In anticipation of a possible temporary power outage in the district, food service establishments should adhere to these guidelines: Food Service Guidelines

211 Services for Connecticut Residents click here

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