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Notice on Private Well Contamination for Woodbury Residents

For Immediate Release: The Connecticut State Department of Public Health (CT DPH), the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Housatonic Valley Health District (HVHD), and the Town of Woodbury have been reaching out to inform residents of private well contamination in the Northeast section of Woodbury, bordering Watertown.   The presence of tetrachloroethene was detected […]

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Housatonic Valley Health District Launches Initiative: Providing Complimentary Radon Test Kits to Local Residents

For Immediate Release: The Housatonic Valley Health District (HVHD) is teaming up with the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CT DPH) to raise awareness about the dangers of radon gas and to provide residents with the opportunity to test their homes for this silent threat, known as the leading environmental cause of cancer deaths. In

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HVHD distributing free COVID-19 test kits for residents

For Immediate Release: As we approach 2023 celebrations, Housatonic Valley Health District (HVHD)  has joined the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) in encouraging residents to get tested for COVID-19.  HVHD has partnered with their participating towns to distribute at-home test kits, which can be picked up from New Milford, Oxford, Southbury, Washington town halls,

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HVHD Hosts a Series of Drive-Thru Clinics this Fall

For Immediate Release: Housatonic Valley Health District (HVHD) will be hosting several drive-thru vaccination clinics throughout  the community this Fall. At these drive-thru vaccination clinics, HVHD will be administering Flu vaccinations and Griffin Health will be on-site administering COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccination clinics will be held on the following dates and times: According to the Center

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HVHD Offers Sports Physicals

For Immediate Release: Housatonic Valley Health District is happy to announce a new offering, sports physicals for school-aged children, beginning September 10, 2022.  Heidi Bettcher, Community Health Nursing Supervisor noted, “Sports physicals are important to ensure that kids are being safe while having fun playing a sport. Most organizations require a sports physical because this

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HVHD Call for Vaccinators

For Immediate Release: Housatonic Valley Health District is seeking clinical and non-clinical volunteers to join in the fight to prevent Influenza and COVID-19 this fall. A wide variety of volunteer opportunities exist, ranging from vaccinators, to check-in, to observation staff, to lend a hand at Flu and COVID-19 vaccination clinics this Fall.  Flu and COVID-19

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