January 15, 2021
Good evening. It's Friday January 15th, 2021 and this is First Selectman Christopher Spaulding with a coronavirus update.
Residents should also report positive cases directly to the Westport / Weston Health Department [http://wwhd.org/] so that contact tracing can begin immediately to help contain the spread of the virus. The office manager is 203 227 9571. You can also find the latest information on Connecticut's vaccine rollout plan there.
As a reminder, COVID testing is available at local hospitals and emergency care facilities, as well as the St. Vincent Behavioral Health Facility on Long Lots Road. You can call to book an appointment at 1-860-972-8100. No prescription is required.
This virus has shown us that it only takes one infected person to spread COVID 19 to multiple other people in intimate environments where masks are not worn or social distance is not maintained. Asymptomatic spread of the virus can occur in congregations of any size. The state has issued guidelines that restrict gatherings to no more than 10 people.
A travel advisory is still available for Connecticut. Please follow the travel and quarantine instructions given here
Further data and updates from ct.gov can be found here
We continue to urge residents to practice social distancing in public, wear masks, and wash / disinfect hands frequently. You can find the latest guidelines here
** Numbers come from different sources and are subject to change. Please refer to the links provided for more information.
This press release was produced by the City of Weston. The views expressed here are those of the author.