The City of Bristol is taking the necessary precautions with regard to the Coronavirus outbreak and following the protocol set by the Governor’s Office and the State Department of Public Health. This page has been established to provide the public with resources and information. We will continue to add relevant information as it becomes available, and encourage residents to focus on education along with your and your family’s safety.
While City Hall is closed to the public, departments are operating and request any service issues be addressed through our online services. You can also call the individual department for guidance. For the most updated information on City Departments, use the link above listed: DEPARTMENTS
Weekly updates are available on the Mayor’s Office Facebook Page. For more information kindly access: Mayor’s Office Bristol CT
Renters Relief Update -Representative Chris Ziogas, April 10, 2020
Covid-19 and the City’s Response by Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu, March 30, 2020
Bristol Active Park Sites and Athletic Fields Closed March 29, 2020
Message from Mayor Zoppo-Sassu March 27, 2020
City of Bristol Departments Encourage Citizens use online access for City Services
Bristol All Heart Hotline: The Bristol All-Heart Hotline is for Bristol residents without family or others to assist with social services or additional support during this public health emergency. The phone number is: 860-584-6253. The hotline is for residents confined to their home, are elderly or at risk, people with transportation issues, families who can’t reach the School Food Distribution Sites, and other situations. Individuals under these circumstances can call and leave a message with their name, phone number, email and their specific need. Issues will be reviewed and if applicable will be matched with a volunteer to assist. The City is compiling a list of volunteers interested in assisting during this crisis-please email your name and cell phone number to MayorsOffice@bristolct.gov
IMPORTANT INFORMATION & LINKS
What do I do if I am having symptoms? If you believe you have symptoms, call your healthcare provider. If you have other medical questions and you are unable to speak to a healthcare provider, Hartford HealthCare has established a Clinical Command Center hotline, which can be reached 24 hours a day at 860-972-8100 or (toll-free) 833-621-0600. State of CT testing sites will require two referral forms from your Primary Care Physician. State testing sites will not provide tests without these documents. If you are exhibiting symptoms, please contact your PCP first, do not go to the ER and please consider a self quarantine. If you are experiencing life threatening issues, call 9-1-1.
Guide of apps for seniors: This guide, Social Distancing: Apps for Seniors, provides practical apps for seniors (tech-savvy or not), along with setup assistance.
Connecticut Children’s new Virtual Health page is now live at www.connecticutchildrens.org/virtualhealth. Families can use this site to schedule telehealth visits for their children, read our telehealth FAQs, and learn how to prepare for a telehealth visit. As a reminder, Connecticut Children’s also has a COVID-19 pediatric hotline. Parents and pediatricians can call the number 24/7 to speak with a Connecticut Children’s clinician and ask their coronavirus questions. The hotline number is 833-226-2362.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH DAILY UPDATES: State Department of Public Health Information related to COVID-19.
Internal Revenue Service: Economic Impact Payment info
Bristol/Burlington Health Department Updates and Directives
BOARD OF EDUCATION DISTANCE LEARNING: The Bristol Board of Education hotline for information regarding Chromebooks and distance learning. For assistance please call: 860-584-7090
8 Tips for talking to your kids about Coronavirus
Tips for Coping
GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDERS: please visit this compiled "Frequently Asked Questions" which is updated regularly. Here is the link: Governor Ned Lamont Frequently Asked Questions
Governor’s Executive Order: April 17, 2020: Executive Order No. 7BB Cloth face coverings or higher level of protection required in public wherever close contact is unavoidable.
Connecticut COVID-19, including guidance and other resources, residents are encouraged to visit CT Coronavirus. Residents with questions can call 2-1-1 or text “CTCOVID” to 898211. NOTE: As the information is continuously evolving, please check these websites frequently for updates.
Price Gouging Matters: Connecticut law specifically prohibits price gouging on items that are subject to a “Supply Emergency Proclamation” made by the governor. To file a complaint, please contact: Department of Consumer Protection, 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 901, Hartford Ct., 06103 https://portal.ct.gov/dcp Consumer Complaint Center at 1-800-842-2649