It has been a while since I have sent out an update, but things have been quiet and stable in town with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have seen a few more cases listed on the State website lately, but according to the Farmington Valley Health District, that increase is due to cases that are 2-3 months old and the data is just getting entered now.
The biggest concern is that people get complacent about their safety and that of others. The medical community is very concerned about a significant increase in the numbers as we get closer to the fall, so we must remain vigilant. The local schools are working very hard to come up with plans for re-opening for the fall, and the final plan will depend on the infection rate in the State and the towns around us.
If you want the latest information on the pandemic and the situation in the State, please go to https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus
. You can look at the data on the State, counties and towns on that website, and the latest guidance for how to stay as safe as possible is also available there.
Our annual summertime concern is appearing to the south and that obviously is that we are entering hurricane season. The tropics have been active this year and we may see Hurricane Isaias early next week. The current forecast is that it will go east of us, but as we all know, that can change over the next few days.
The CT Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) has put together a comprehensive guide to help you be fully prepared for an emergency situation including hurricanes and extended power outages or the inability to travel on our roads.
You can read and download the guide here
Stay safe, and please wear your mask and socially distance when you are in situations that require that type of caution.