Announcements and Reminders

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Reporting on the State of Connecticut’s Summary of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and tests.

The State of Connecticut’s COVID-19 metric report is now issued five times per week, every Monday through Friday. The report that is issued each Monday contains combined data that was collected on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This schedule will remain in effect until further notice. Therefore, there will not be updates over the weekend.

The Health District’s efforts are focusing on  the response to Tuesday’s storm and trying to make sure the public has access to important safety information.

A complete listing by town and county of all COVID-19 cases being reported by the Connecticut State Department of Health, and various analyses of those cases, can be found by following this link:

https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Coronavirus/CTDPHCOVID19summary8072020.pdf

 

                                                                                                              Total Reported

                                                                                                              To Date    Change from   Probable 

                                                                                                                                Yesterday        Cases

Local Results                                                                                                                  

Westport Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State        316                    +1*                     15

Weston Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State             72                    +0                       3

                              *Since last report on August 3rd

 

Announcements

  • The charging station is currently down at the WCSA. Charging stations and WiFi can be accessed at the rear of Town Hall (110 Myrtle Avenue via access through St. John’s Place) and at the Westport Weston Health District (180 Bayberry Lane) in addition to WiFi access at the Library (20 Jesup Road).
  • Non-potable water filling stations are available at all fire houses.

Reminders

  • The refrigerator will keep food cold for about 4 hours if it is unopened.
  • full freezer will keep the temperature for approximately 48 hours (24 hours if it is half full) if the door remains closed.
  • If an appliance thermometer was kept in the freezer, check the temperature when the power comes back on. If the freezer thermometer reads 40° F or below, the food is safe and may be refrozen.
  • If a thermometer has not been kept in the freezer, check each package of food to determine its safety. You can’t rely on appearance or odor. If the food still contains ice crystals or is 40° F or below, it is safe to refreeze or cook.
  • Wash, rinse and sanitize all food contact surfaces that came in contact with any unsafe foods (foods that were in the danger zone for 2 hours or more).

 For your safety and the well-being of others:

  • Only call 911 for true medical emergencies.
  • Check on your neighbors
  • Stay at least 25 feet from downed power lines.
  • Be aware of possible carbon monoxide poisoning from portable generators.
    • All generators (portable and installed) should be used in well-ventilated locations outside and at least 10-15 feet away from all doors, windows, and vent openings.
    • Never use a generator in an attached garage, even with the door open.
  • If you must drive, use caution, expect delays and detours, and be considerate of other drivers and emergency crews. DO NOT drive around tape or barricades – they have been erected for your safety. Without working traffic signals, intersections must be approached as if a STOP sign was there.  Make a full stop at all intersections and treat this as a four way STOP.