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Update on COVID-19 and Hurricane Preparedness

Posted on
September 2, 2020
by
Selectman's Office
COVID-19 Data 
Here’s the latest info from the State. In the past several weeks, the number of cases has been relatively flat in the Town and in the County. 

Yesterday’s report:
Barkhamsted - 31 confirmed cases; 2 probable cases
Litchfield County - 1 hospitalized patient 

Connecticut COVID-19 Summary for the most recent day of reporting. 

(Total COVID-19 Cases and Associated Deaths include confirmed plus probable)

  • Total COVID-19 Cases: 53,006 (+127)
  • Total COVID-19-Associated Deaths: 4,466 (+4)
  • COVID-19 PCR Tests Reported: 1,190,215 (+19,245)

The CT Summary table represents the date the data were reported to the CT DPH. Cases and deaths are cumulative over time. Hospitalization data are collected by the CT Hospital Association.
 
 
Priority Populations - Get Tested Now

Connecticut is leading the country in controlling the spread of Coronavirus. A big factor in this is the dedicated efforts of citizens to use protective face coverings and practice social distancing.  But these safety measures can be a real challenge for some of us - especially if you live in high-density neighborhoods or apartment buildings. 

That’s why public health experts are recommending that everyone who is part of these priority populations get tested now, and get tested regularly (even if you don’t show any symptoms).

To help keep you and your family safe, we've located a group of testing centers that will offer Coronavirus testing at no cost to you.  You should also know that these sites will keep all your personal health information private and confidential.

Simply enter your zip code in the COVID-19 Testing Locator up above and choose the location nearest you. You can then get your no-cost test and think about setting up a schedule to get regular testing.
 
Regardless of insurance coverage.
Regardless of immigration status.

If you live in close proximity to others, we want to make sure you have access to these critical services so you can make informed safety-focused decisions.
 
Also, you may hear about no-cost testing services from community outreach, your church, or other organizations in your area. You should take advantage of these opportunities. It could make all the difference in stopping the spread of Coronavirus.

If you need further help or have questions about getting tested, please dial 2-1-1.

Hurricane Preparedness
Even though we just got through Isaias, the likelihood of getting more destructive weather is quite high. Please stay alert to the weather forecasts and prepare your home and your family for possible outages and other dangerous situations. Check out the website from the State that provides valuable information on hurricanes and being ready.

And here’s the link to the State guide, which provides comprehensive information for how to stay safe and how to “weather the storm”.