COVID-19 Testing

StayWell Health Center is offering FREE COVID-19 testing dates throughout Waterbury over the summer with the help of several community partners. A list of upcoming testing dates is provided below and will be updated as more testing dates become available. Please note that tests are provided to the community while test kits are available. After testing has been done, you will receive a phone call from StayWell letting you know the results of your test in about a week. 

  • Wednesday, August 5th - George B. Lewis II - 1013 Weid Drive, Naugatuck, CT - 8-10am
  • Thursday, June 9th - Robert E. Hutt Congregate - 480 Millville Avenue, Naugatuck, CT - 8-11am

 

For additional information local to your area, please call 2-1-1- or visit 211ct.org.

Common Symptoms of COVID-19

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatique
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

For an up-to-date list of COVID-19 symptoms, please visit the CDC website.

What to do if you have COVID-19

If you suspect that you have COVID-19, or you have tested positive for COVID-19, you should take the following precautions:

  • Stay Home and avoid going out in public unless absolutely necessary
  • Take care of yourself by getting rest and staying hydrated
  • Stay in touch with your doctor
  • Avoid public transportation
  • Separate yourself from other people if you live with others. Stay in one room as much as possible to minimize risk of infection to others
  • Monitor your symptoms
  • Wear a face mask if you are around other people
  • Clean all high touch surfaces everyday and avoid sharing personal household items
  • Know when you should seek emergency medical attention
    • Trouble Breathing
    • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
    • New confusion
    • Inability to wake or stay awake
    • Bluish lips or face

For more detailed information, please view the CDC guidelines.

How to protect yourself from getting COVID-19

  • Wash your hands often and with soap and water for at least 20-30 seconds, especially if you have been in a publis place, after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. 
  • Avoid close contact with people within your home who are sick.
  • Make sure there is 6 feet of distance between yourself and others who do not live in your household.
  • Wear a mask to cover your mouth and nose when around others.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes, do not remove your mask to cough or sneeze if you are in public.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.
  • Monitor your health daily by taking your temperature and watching for symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Avoid traveling to states that are high-risk such as in the south and west

 

Are you at a Higher Risk for COVID-19?

Some individuals may have a higher risk for contracting COVID-19 than others. This includes older adults who are 65+, people with underlying medical conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure, , individuals who are in a caregiving situation for another person(s), and some racial and ethnic minority groups. For a complete list of people who have an increased risk, please view the CDC guidelines here.


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