Norwalk/Danbury Hospital System Seeks COVID-19 Plasma Donation
If you had COVID-19 and have recovered, you may be able to help save a life. Your blood may contain antibodies that fight the virus and can help critically ill people.
Nuvance Health is looking to screen you as a volunteer. If you are willing to participate, please follow this link to see if you are eligible:
Travelers: Per State recommendations, any person coming into Connecticut by any mode of transportation for any reason is strongly urged to self-quarantine for 14 days.
As the numbers of COVID19 cases being reported by the Connecticut State Department of Health continues to grow and the way the data is now being processed, it is now best to review how COVID19 is spreading across the state by clicking on this link:
The medical and public health communities are waiting for the arrival of the newly approved rapid COVID19 tests that provide results in minutes, not days. Therefore, the next, and likely final round of community testing for Westport and Weston Residents coordinated by the Health District but conducted by Murphy Medical, will beat the Bedford Middle School, 88 North Avenue:
- Tuesday, April 14, 2020 8:30AM – 12:00PM
Residents must register and book an appointment at to be tested: https://coronatestct.com
There are other testing sites. If you have had contact with a confirmed COVID19 positive individual and have symptoms, please feel free to arrange testing at one of these other sites that can be found using this link: http://wwhd.org/coivd-19-testing-sites/
Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID -19
CDC now recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure. Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the cloth face covering without assistance.
The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.
How to Wear Cloth Face Coverings
Cloth face coverings should—
- fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
- be secured with ties or ear loops
- include multiple layers of fabric
- allow for breathing without restriction
- be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape
Should cloth face coverings be washed or otherwise cleaned regularly? Yes. They should be routinely washed depending on the frequency of use.
How does one safely sterilize/clean a cloth face covering? A washing machine should suffice in properly washing a cloth face covering.
How does one safely remove a used cloth face covering? Individuals should be careful not to touch their eyes, nose, and mouth when removing their cloth face covering and wash hands immediately after removing.