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Posted on: March 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 03/24/20: Trumbull COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Coronavirus Info

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow, we realize you may have questions regarding positive cases within the Town of Trumbull.  Please refer to some of the Frequently Asked Questions below:

Question:           What information will be released if someone tests positive for COVID-19 in Trumbull? 

Answer:              Due to HIPAA laws, we are required to protect the privacy of any individual with a communicable disease.  The Trumbull Health Department is allowed to release the age and gender of the individual.

Question:           Will I be notified if I had contact with the individual?

Answer:              Due to the number of COVID-19 cases and its ongoing community transmission, contact tracing of potentially exposed individuals is not being conducted.  Whether or not a positive individual chooses to share their results is up to them.  Hospitals and physicians are providing those who test positive with guidance and requirements from the Centers for Disease Control and the State Department of Public Health to ensure they remain home for at least 14 days.

Question:           What if I think I was exposed to a positive individual?    Resource: When to Self-Isolate vs. Self-Quarantine vs. Practice Social Distancing (PDF)

Answer:              If you can, you should stay at home for 14 days and monitor yourself for symptoms.  IF you develop symptoms, you should contact your physician.

Question:           How can we find out how many cases of COVID-19 are in Trumbull?

Answer:              Information regarding case numbers will be posted on the town page at www.trumbull-ct.gov.  This information will be updated on a daily basis.  For information regarding the number of cases in all CT towns and cities, please visit https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Coronavirus/CTDPHCOVID19summary3232020.pdf?la=en

Question:           Where and when can I be tested for COVID-19?

Answer:              The Connecticut State Public Health Laboratory (SPHL) conducts COVID-19 testing 7 days a week. SPHL testing is reserved for the following groups of patients, based on recommendations from the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

  • Hospitalized patients with fever > 100.4°F and lower respiratory illness
  • Healthcare workers employed in a hospital setting with fever > 100.4°F and lower respiratory illness
  • Residents of congregate settings with fever > 100.4°F and lower respiratory illness

Please refer to the information below for testing locations and times.

TESTING SITES:

  • Bridgeport Hospital
    • Ahlbin Center Garage
    • 226 Mill Hill Ave, Bridgeport
    • M-F 8am-5pm
    • Saturday and Sunday 9am-3pm
    • MUST HAVE AN MD ORDER
    • Questions, call the Yale call center (833-275-9644)
  • Lawrence & Memorial Hospital
    • Parking lot A of the hospital
    • 365 Montauk Avenue, New London
    • M-F 9am-5pm
    • Weekends- TBD
    • MUST HAVE AN MD ORDER
    • Questions, call the Yale call center (833-275-9644)
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    • 150 Sargent Drive, New Haven
    • M-F 8am-4:30pm
    • MUST HAVE AN MD ORDER
    • Questions, call the Yale call center (833-275-9644)
  • Greenwich Hospital
    • On hospital property in lower level physician parking lot off of Lake Avenue (Hospital address is 5 Perryridge Road)
    • M-F 8am-5pm
    • Saturday and Sunday 9am-3pm
    • Results take 4-5 days
    • MUST HAVE AN MD ORDER
    • Questions, call the Yale call center (833-275-9644)
  • New Rochelle
    • 1-888-364-3065
    • Unclear if this is just for their residents or for anyone

  • Quest
    • Office must have partnership with lab
    • Quest will not collect the sample
    • Test Results in 3-5 days
  • LabCorp
    • Office must have partnership with lab
    • LabCorp will not collect the sample
    • Test Results in 3-5 days
  • Private Drive Through testing: Murphy Medical & Hartford HC
    • Must register and book an appointment at https://coronatestct.com
    • Must have an MD order
    • Locations: (These change frequently, double check before going at link above)
      • 1 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich
        • M-F 7am-9am
        • Location on hold
      • 589 Bedford Street, Stamford
        • M-F 6am-8am
      • 1000 Main Street, Stratford
        • M-F 10am-12pm
      • 2 Renshaw Road, Darien
        • M-F 1pm-5pm
      • 564 South Avenue, New Canaan
        • F 9:30am-12pm

Nuvance Health COVID-19 Community Hotline: 888-667-9262; open daily, 8am - 6pm (Nuvance Health COVID-19 page includes Frequently Asked Questions about testing.)

Docs Medical Group : https://docsmedicalgroup.com/

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