Connecticut River Area Health District (CRAHD) 

Serving the Towns of ClintonOld SaybrookDeep RiverHaddam and Chester

 Effective Immediately CRAHD has closed its main office. We are all still working very hard during these unprecedented times as we battle COVID-19. For the time being, we are planning on keeping some limited outside inspections to keep our contractors working and we will continue to respond in a timely fashion to any questions, comments or concerns you may have with COVID-19 or any other important public health issues. 

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 Please stay safe and keep a close eye  on your health, friends, family and particularly the elderly. We have been and will continue to monitor all the important developments and rest assured we will continue to do everything we can at the local level to battle this highly contagious virus.

Thank You

Scott Martinson, MPH, MS, RS

Director of Health  


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Individuals who have general questions that are not answered on the website can also call 2-1-1 for assistance. The information line is available 24 hours a day and has multilingual assistance and TDD/TTY access. The hotline is intended to be used by individuals who are not experiencing symptoms but may have general questions related to COVID-19. Anyone experiencing symptoms is strongly urged to contact their medical provider. 

Reopen Connecticut

NOTICE: Many Connecticut businesses are struggling as they deal with the effects of COVID-19. The state has several programs and initiatives in place to assist businesses during this difficult period. For specific questions related to small business, email the Joint Information Center at, or call the DECD small business hotline at 860-500-2333.  

PLEASE wear your mask

It is not just about you!!!

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Phase 2 Reopening is June 17
Reopen Rules by Sector
Phase 2 allows a wide range of additional businesses to reopen and expands the services for some of the sectors that successfully opened in Phase 1. Specific rules are now available for the following sectors:
All businesses subject to the Phase 1 and Phase 2 reopening rules are required to self-certify prior to opening. If you already self-certified your business during Phase 1, your business will NOT need to certify again during Phase 2.

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The governor stressed that the decision to reopen during this phase rests with each individual business owner – they are not required to open if they do not choose, however if they do they must follow the rules as prescribed. The protocols were developed by Governor Lamont, members of his administration, and the Department of Economic and Community Development, in consultation with legislators and recommendations made by the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group, which consisted of several of the state’s leading medical experts and representatives of business and industry groups.

Connecticut River Area Health District

455 Boston Post Rd, Suite 7 
Old Saybrook, CT 06475