Don’t Let Up on COVID-19 Prevention / (Daily Updates)

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Summary for most recent day of reporting in Connecticut

The State of Connecticut is not reporting COVID-19 summary information during the Fourth of July weekend. The most recent update from the State, can be found in the previous post on this webpage, or by following the link below.

Don’t Let Up on COVID-19 Prevention

Coronavirus cases are surging, some press reports say it is exploding in many U.S. states, burdening hospitals and halting re-opening plans. In these areas, new bans and restrictions are being applied every day. As students and residents travel during this holiday season, there is a real possibility of re-introducing COVID-19 into the community. An up-tick in local COVID-19 cases will result in stopping, if not reversing local re-opening efforts.

The Westport Weston Health District is urging Westport and Weston residents to keep up their COVID-19 prevention efforts. All of the collective efforts and day-to day actions to date have been critical to slowing the virus’ spread and allowing the re-opening of local businesses. But the progress that has been made may be fragile, and there is a possibility of a resurgence of the virus if everyone is not cautious. Just as “we were all in this together” to contain the spread early on, we all have an ongoing responsibility to keep it from roaring back.

The Fourth of July weekend is here, many of us have plans to celebrate and enjoy parties and social gatherings.  The WWHD reminds residents to practice the following actions to help prevent the spread and resurgence of this illness.

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, everyone should:

  • Clean your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Put distance between yourself and other people (at least 6 feet).
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a mask or cloth face cover when around others.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces daily.

Holiday weekends should be fun, but prevention is key to keeping yourself, family and friends healthy the rest of the summer.