Heritage Village COVID-19 Information Page

According to the Pomperaug District Department of Health, as of May 3, there have been 1227 confirmed cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Southbury. 
 
 
Scheduling a COVID-19 Vaccination
VaccineFinder is a free, online service where users can search for pharmacies and providers that offer vaccination. VaccineFinder is operated by Boston Children’s Hospital, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
 
Due to high traffic volume at websites and phone lines, eligible residents may encounter delays scheduling appointments. Please try back later. Appointment availability is limited, but new time slots will open as they become available. Please be patient.
 
 
Do you want to sign up for Connecticut Covid Alert?
COVID Alert CT is a voluntary, anonymous, exposure-notification smartphone app. You will get an alert if you were in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19. Knowing about a potential exposure allows you to self-quarantine immediately, get tested, and reduce the potential exposure risk to your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and others. Click here for Connecticut Covid Alert setup instructions for your cell phone - iphone or android
 
 
As of May 11, Southbury is in the Yellow Zone

 
 
What Is Heritage Village Doing During COVID-19? 
 
The safety, security, and well-being of Heritage Village residents is our number one priority. We have proactively implemented several preventative measures due to the coronavirus. We will continue to follow the recommendations of state and local officials and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and will take appropriate additional action if needed.
     Self-quarantine is the best defensive measure we can take against COVID-19. Not being in the presence of family and friends is one of the most unfortunate side effects of what we must do to stay safe. Those of us with smartphones and computers may use technologies like Skype or FaceTime to see and be seen by family and friends. Nothing can replace a hug by a loved one during stressful times, but a digital hug is second best.
 
Our New Guidelines:

Self-Quarantine Update
Thank you for continuing to practice safe social distancing during this turbulent time. As an extra precautionary measure, we are requesting that a 14-day self-quarantine be imposed when you return to Heritage Village from traveling; for any new Tenant(s) or new Unit Owner(s); or for any family member(s) temporarily staying with you. We are all in this together, and it is up to each one of us to do what we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Heritage Village and the community.
 
Pond-Walking Rules
There are new signs on the pond-walking paths asking all residents to walk in the same direction. Please follow these signs and DO NOT GET WITHIN 6 FEET OF ANYBODY WALKING IN FRONT OF YOU.
 
Heritage Village's Facilities
The Fitness Center, Activities Building, Meeting House, Ethan Allen Library, Lodge, Fireside Lounge, and Stable Studios remain closed until further notice. 
 
What Do YOU Need to Know During the Covid-19 crisis?  
Your Own Health
 
Your Symptoms 
Are you worried that you might have caught the virus? 
This symptom list from Yale New Haven Health should help. 
 

How and Where to Get Tested  
COVID-19 Hotlines
If you have questions regarding the COVID-19 virus, or feel that you have symptoms of the virus, please call these hotlines.
• Danbury Hospital: 888-667-9262. Hours: 7 days a week, 8am-6pm. 
• Griffin Health: 203-204-1053. Hours: Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm.
• Hartford Healthcare: 860-972-8100 or toll-free 833-621-0600. Hours: 24/7
• Yale New Haven Health: 1-833-275-9644. Hours: Monday through Friday, 7am-7pm. 
If you have an emergency situation, please call 911.
 
How to Protect Yourself from Getting COVID-19
 
How to Stay Active Mentally and Physically While Social Distancing 
Tamath Rossi of the Southbury Senior Center has provided a list of links to activities, music, exercise, and more to keep people active and occupied. Click here to download message.
 
Do You Need Help? 
  
Do You Need a Friend?
With the virus all around us once again, we invite you to give us a call. The Heritage Helpers would like to hear from you.
     Do you need a friend to talk to, or just a weekly wellness check? 
     We have your cluster captain information, and either they can help you, or one of us can. Please reach out. Call Sarah D’Uva at 203-262-6919 if you would like to hear from Heritage Helpers.
     Do not be alone and afraid, stay safe. For weekly updates from Heritage Village during the pandemic, join the regular Thursday Zoom meeting at 10 am. See blue band on the Home page for information on how to connect by computer or phone.
 
Do You Need Help Paying Your Electricity Bill?
If you are an Eversource customer, you may be eligible for a payment plan or assistance program to protect you from losing your electricity during these tough times. The company’s Hardship Program offers three ways of aiding those customers who are income eligible, and for those customers who don’t fit the income standards, there is another program, the COVID-19 payment program, to help out. To find out more, simply click here, or call Eversource at 800-286-2828.
 
Do you Need Help Paying Your Connecticut Water Bill?
COVID-19 extended payment plans are available for any customer with past due balances, without requiring a determination of financial need. The "H2O – Help 2 Our Customers" program provides financial assistance and/or payment plans to support customers who may be experiencing financial challenges. Click here to learn more.
 
Do You Need Help Grocery Shopping?
Now that the Grocery Brigade has shut down, do you still need groceries delivered to your home? If you do, you might try ShopRite at Home by calling 203-262-1477, LaBonne’s To Go Delivery Service at https://labonnes.com/togo, Stop & Shop’s delivery service, https://www.peapod.com, or Market 32 in Oxford, which delivers through Instacart, https://www.instacart.com.
 
Do You Need Takeout Food? 
Southbury Restaurants Are Offering Pickup and Delivery (but call to confirm)
 
Do You Need Spiritual Help? 
Places of Worship Offering Online Services
 
Are You Worried About COVID-19 and Your Pets?
 
What Are Our State and Town Doing During COVID-19? 
 
How Is Southbury Doing? 
For current information from the Pomperaug District Department of Health, please click here.
 
News from the State of Connecticut
 
Governor Ned Lamont's Latest News on COVID-19
  
Do You Want to Sign Up to CT’s Emergency Alert? 
 
News from the Town of Southbury 
To learn about Southbury’s reopening, rules, and regulations during COVID-19, please click here.