Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Highlights


E. coli Outbreak: Do not eat, serve, or sell ANY romaine lettuce while investigation continues. This includes whole heads of lettuce, hearts of romaine, chopped romaine, organic romaine and salad mixes with romaine. Romaine linked to 43 E. coli O157 infections in 12 states, including Connecticut. There have been 16 reported hospitalizations. For more information, please visit the CDC website: https://go.usa.gov/xPAy5

Based on new information, CDC is narrowing its warning to consumers. CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any romaine lettuce harvested from the Central Coastal growing regions of northern and central California. If you do not know where the romaine is from, do not eat it. For more information, click here.

Important message from the Department of Public Health’s Food Protection Program

Naugatuck Valley Emends Lead (NauVEL)

Lead poisoning is 100% preventable. The Naugatuck Valley Health District wants to know what you know about lead poisoning. Please spare a few minutes of your time to complete this survey.

Naugatuck Valley Emends Lead (NauVEL)is now accepting applications!
Homes built after 1978 are not eligible for the Naugatuck Valley Health District’s lead hazards grant

Please visit our NauVEL page for more information!
View the Lead Safe Housing Registry Here!

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Asthma Awareness

View and/or share our Asthma PSA!

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways of the lungs. Although asthma has no cure, it can be managed so a person can live a normal, healthy life. Please read our NVHD PRESS RELEASE: NVHD Partners with Griffin Hospital and Valley Parish Nurses on Asthma PSA for more information about effectively managing asthma with an asthma action plan (AAP).

Volunteer Opportunity: Medical Reserve Corps

Don’t let the word “medical” in our name fool you! The Naugatuck Valley Medical Reserve Corps (NVMRC) is a volunteer unit comprised of individuals with both medical and non-medical backgrounds. Our volunteers live and/or work within the jurisdiction served by the Naugatuck Valley Health District (Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Naugatuck, Shelton, and Seymour, CT).

No experience is required. All training is provided free of cost.

Training Topics Include (but not limited to:)
- Naugatuck Valley Overdose Prevention & Education (N.O.P.E.) Campaign
- Seasonal Influenza Clinics
- Emergency Mass Dispensing Clinics
- Psychological First Aid
- Assisting Individuals with Access and Functional Needs
- Emergency Public Shelter Operations & Pet Shelter Operations
- Community Service & Health Fairs
- Personal, Pet & Senior Preparedness

Please visit the NVMRC website for more information and to apply!
Questions may be directed to Jessica Stelmaszek at 203-881-3255.

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Additional Information

Temporary Power Outages:
In anticipation of a possible temporary power outage in the district, food service establishments should adhere to these guidelines: Food Service Guidelines

211 Services for Connecticut Residents click here

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