News Flash


Posted on: March 2, 2021

Coronavirus Updates and Information

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.

City Hall has reopened, however many departments are by appointment only. Some departments request any service issues be addressed through online services. You can also call the individual department for guidance. For the most updated information on City Departments, use the link at the top of our website listed as: DEPARTMENTS

Additional information may also be found on the Mayor’s Office Facebook page. For more information kindly access: Mayor’s Office Bristol CT


Residents 75 and over now qualify to receive the Covid-19 Vaccine. There are a couple of ways to go about receiving yours:

1. Healthcare Provider: Many residents have already been or will be contacted to schedule an appointment by their healthcare provider if their provider is participating in the state’s vaccine program. A list of providers can be found at .

2. Online: A form can be accessed online at  that allows individuals to schedule an appointment through the web-based Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS). More information on filling this application out is on page 13.

3. Telephone: Those without internet access can call Connecticut’s COVID Vaccine Appointment Assistance line at 877-918-2224.

4. You can sign up through Hartford Healthcare to get a vaccine at the Hartford Convention Center with this link: . Or, through UCONN at this link: .

Local COVID Testing Sites

COVID ALERT CT APP-Join the State of CT and launch the Covid Alert CT App to your phone to access exposure notification.


Meals for Students – Board of Education-Open to all who have children ages 3-18. 
All students enrolled in Bristol Public Schools are eligible for free breakfast and lunch. Pre-packed meals will be available on Monday (except holidays) and Wednesday's for pickup at Bristol Eastern High School located at 632 King Street and Bristol Central High School located at 480 Wolcott Street. Multi-day meal packages are available. Please click here for the food distribution schedule.


Meals for Bristol Seniors -- Meals on Wheels – Meals are delivered from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday through Friday. Call 860-584-7895, x7116 to register.

FoodShare Distribution Sites in Bristol
Cambridge Park -
 207 Davis Drive (use the second driveway on the left). 

Every other Tuesday 10:15 am-10:45 am.

70 Gaylord Street - 
Every other Monday from 9:15 am-9:45 am.

Grace Baptist Church - 736 King Street. 
Every other Friday from 9:00 am-9:30 am 



Heritage Pentecostal, 48 Lewis StreetEvery first Saturday of the month from 10:00 am-12:00 pm and every other Monday from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. Call: 860-589-6813 for more information.

 Necessities Cupboard
, 409 Broad Street. Thursdays from 10:00 am-11:30 am and 5:30 pm-6:30 pm. Call: 860-719-1505 for more information.

 Meals for Neighbors, 
27 Judd Street. Monday through Thursday, 10:00 am-10:30 am.
 Call: 860-589-7744 Ext 1.

 Grace Baptist Church, 
736 King Street. Every 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Saturday from 10:00 am-12:00 pm.

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


Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Statement from Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu -October 29, 2020

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

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 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 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.

Bristol/Burlington Health Department Updates and Directives

Bristol/Burlington Health Department COVID-19 Data

Childcare-Provider Resources

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 

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
: 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 Consumer Complaint Center at 1-800-842-2649

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 has a list of volunteers that offer assistance, however it should be noted that since late summer 2020, many returned to school and/or work so volunteers are limited. The City is still seeking volunteers. If you are interested in assisting please email your name, address, phone and days/hours available to:

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