COVID Resources

Insurance to Cover At-Home COVID tests

Starting January 15, most people with a health plan can go online, or to a pharmacy or store to purchase an at-home over-the-counter COVID-19 diagnostic test authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) […]

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Update on Vaccines and the Omicron Variant

Information gathered from a blog from Dr. Francis Collins, Director, National Institute of Health. Omicron is a variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. There are many mutations of Omicron found in the spike […]

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Covid-19 Vaccine for Kids Ages 5-11

Covid-19 vaccinations for children ages 5-11 will be available starting today November, 3rd 2021.  Supply is expected to be at full scale the week of November, 8th.  Connecticut has ordered 100,000 doses so far for […]

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Hindsight 2020

Hindsight 2020 “is a collaborative community history project documenting Greater New Haven community members’ reflections on the year 2020″. At Miller Memorial Library, Brundage Community Branch, and at Whitneyville Branch, we have now a Hindsight […]

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Eviction: Legal Help and Rental Assistance

Are you being Evicted? Did Covid-19 cause hardship? Are you falling behind in rent? Falling behind in utilities? Get Legal Help! Call Statewide Legal Services, Toll Free, at 1-800-453-3320 or Apply Online. Rental and utility […]

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Double Masking for Covid-19 Protection

A study published in the peer-reviewed journal Matter in July found that wearing two masks could increase protection from virus particles by 50% up to 75%.  It not only added an extra layer of protection […]

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New Variants of the Coronavirus that Causes Covid-19

The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus causing the Covid-19 pandemic is what’s known as an RNA(ribonucleic acid) virus.  RNA viruses are highly mutagenic compared to DNA viruses meaning they mutate, adapt, and evolve fairly quickly.  Familiar RNA viruses […]

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Kaiser Family Foundation: Covid-19 Vaccine Monitor

The KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor is an ongoing research project tracking the public’s attitudes and experiences with COVID-19 vaccinations.  Using a combination of surveys and focus groups, this project will track the dynamic nature of […]

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Workouts at Home

Having trouble getting motivated? Missing your Zumba class? Yoga class? Strength training?  “Stay safe, Stay home” may be the order of the day (okay, months), but don’t let it keep you on the couch or […]

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Hamden Food and Health Resources

Thanks to Yale’s Dwight Hall and the Yale Interpretation Network, Hamden Wellness Resource Guide and Food Assistance Guide are now available in Hindi, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese. […]