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Update Regarding COVID-19 in Westport 3-19-2020 & WWHD Local Test Sites Arranged

Post Date:03/19/2020 6:10 PM
First Selectman Jim Marpe provided the following update:
 
In this time of uncertainty, I want to assure Westporters that our public health and public safety officials are working diligently to provide accurate and essential information to you on a daily basis, and to keep everyone as safe as possible.  We are all in this together and we must respond as a civil community.
 
This afternoon, Governor Lamont indicated his reluctance to authorize a complete Statewide shutdown, and I agree with his assessment, keeping in mind that the situation is very fluid and may change.  In the meantime, it is nevertheless imperative that every individual and business owner take this crisis seriously and do everything possible to maintain social distancing and minimize social interactions.  Parents should also remind their children to do the same. 
Today, the Westport Weston Health District (WWHD) shared with my office that as of this afternoon, the number of positive tests known by the WWHD is 42.  This number is sure to rise as test results are reported.  COVID-19 is in the community and we can’t stress enough the importance of self-isolation, social distancing, avoiding gatherings and practicing good hygiene.
 
The WWHD has also arranged in-car testing with an area medical practice (Murphy Medical Associates) to take place in the parking lot at Westport’s Bedford Middle School (88 North Avenue).  Pre-registration will be required.  Visit www.coronatestct.com or call 203-658-6051 to learn more and begin the screening process.  Testing will occur on the following dates:
 
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
8:30AM – 12:00PM
 
Tuesday March 31, 2020
8:30AM to 12:00PM
 
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
8:30AM – 12:00PM
 
Residents are reminded that if you feel symptoms of COVID-19, call your physician for a test referral.  Regardless if you are tested or not, it is imperative that you stay home and self-isolate. 
 
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