Director of Health
Assistant Health Director and Sanitarian
Social Services Coordinator & Epidemiologist
Office Hours: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm Monday -Friday
Online payments for the Health Department can be made by following the link here, then selecting Health Department
For information on COVID-19 visit: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus
Or the town webpage here: https://www.townofdurhamct.org/coronavirus
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza vaccination is the first and most important step in protecting against the flu.
Anyone who wants to be protected against the flu should consult their own health-care provider to receive the vaccine.
Per the CDC, there have been 5 identified cases of people with a variant of the flu virus usually only seen in pigs this past month. As fair season approaches, the CDC recommends:
• Persons who are at higher risk for influenza complications should avoid exposure to pigs and swine barns at fairs this year. If you cannot avoid exposure to pigs, you should wear a well-fitting mask that covers the nose and mouth and should perform hand hygiene frequently.
• All persons should take precautions when engaging in activities that may involve swine contact. Precautions include hand hygiene before and after exposure to animals, avoiding eating or drinking in animal areas, and avoiding close contact with animals that look or act ill.
• Patients with influenza-like illness who are at higher risk for influenza complications should see their healthcare provider as soon as possible after symptom onset to determine if treatment with antiviral medications is warranted.
• Patients who experience influenza-like symptoms following direct or close contact with pigs and who seek medical care should inform their health care provider about the exposure.
To see the full CDC Health Advisory: https://emergency.cdc.gov/han/2022/pdf/CDC_HAN_473.pdf?ACSTrackingID=USCDC_511-DM89033&ACSTrackingLabel=HAN%20473%20-%20COCA%20Subscribers&deliveryName=USCDC_511-DM89033
Flu shot Consent Form
Seasonal Flu Vaccine Clinics
Stop and Shop Vaccine Informed Consent Form
Seasonal Flu Clinics:
•Walk-in only, first-come, first-served (no appointments taken)
•Must be at least 9 years of age and in good health
•Residency not required
•Please bring insurance card (vaccines free of charge and no copay with most insurance)
•Masking and social distancing enforced
For more information contact:
Food Service Dispensing Applications:
You may fill out the below forms and email them to the Health Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Filling out the application/permit does not constitute an approval.
Application for Food or Beverage Dispensing Establishment Registration
Application for Durham Fair Food or Beverage Dispensing Vendor Registration
Application for Temporary Event Food or Beverage Dispensing Registration
Water Quality Reports
Listing files in 'Consumer Confidence Reports Water Systems'
Water Treatment Wastewater Disposal System Installation Application
Homeowner's Guide to Septic Systems
Installers application for a permit to construct or repair a septic system
Soil Testing Season
Soil Test Application
The Durham Department of Health accepts applications for soil tests to determine the suitability of lots to accommodate subsurface sewage disposal systems. The soil tests, comprised of deep test pits and percolation tests, are conducted in the spring usually beginning in mid-March. Applications for the spring testing season should be filed by mid-April.
Also, testing is conducted in the autumn beginning in October. Applications for the autumn testing should be submitted by early December. Testing conducted in the autumn in areas where high groundwater can be expected may require monitoring of the groundwater level during the next wet season, February 1 to May 31.
Investigation of failing septic systems and soil testing necessary for the repair and replacement of existing systems are conducted throughout the year.
Similarly, testing for the designation of reserve leaching areas in conjunction with proposed additions to houses and construction of accessory structures is conducted during most of the year.
Applications are available on-line (click on “soil test application” above) and from the Health Department located on the second floor of the Town Hall.
To have an application mailed or faxed, please call 860-349-8253.