The NVHD office and WIC office are currently closed to the public and walk-ins. Please call 203-881-3255 x0 to make an appointment.

For information regarding the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), visit or call 2-1-1.

Reopening the Valley

All businesses subject to these guidelines are required to self-certify with the State of Connecticut prior to reopening.

The certification system can be accessed at

If you already self-certified your business during Phase 1, your business will NOT need to certify again during Phase 2.

Visit here for a searchable list of businesses that have self-certified.

This page will be updated as information is released or updated by the Department of Economic and Community Development.

If you have witnessed a business violating the Sector Rules that is not a public health facility, please fill out the complaint form on the State of CT website or call 2-1-1.

School/Daycare Reopening Resources:

State of Connecticut Department of Education COVID-19 Resources for Families and Educators

Connecticut Office of Early Childhood COVID-19 Guides

Phase 2:

Phase 1:

  • Hair Salons and Barbershops –  (revised 8/14/20)
  • Offices – (revised 8/14/20)
  • Retail & Malls – (revised 8/14/20)
  • General Business Rules – (revised 8/14/20)
  • University Research (General Business Rules apply)
  • Outdoor Recreation activities are defined as the following (General Business Rules apply):
    • Equestrian (subject to Dept. of Agriculture guidance)
    • Mountain Biking
    • Camping
    • Head, Party, and Tour Boats (50% capacity or one passenger/family per six feet of rail space)
    • Charter Fishing (50% capacity or one passenger/family per six feet of rail space)
    • Sport Fishing (50% capacity or one passenger/family per six feet of rail space)
    • Go Kart Race Tracks
    • Rock Climbing Walls
    • Golf
    • Driving Ranges
    • Tennis/Paddleball/Pickleball
    • Group Training (up to 100 people), outdoors maintain 6 feet
    • Race Tracks
    • Campgrounds – follow all rules applicable to their operation (e.g. Retail, Pool)
    • Outdoor Shooting Range
    • Kayaking, Sailing, Canoeing and Stand-up Paddleboarding
    • Dirt Biking
    • Mini Golf
    • Batting Cages
    • Archery
    • Rope Courses
    • Ziplines
    • Volleyball (2 vs. 2 only)
    • Elm City Party Bike
      • barrier between employees and riders
      • no alcohol