Norwalk/Danbury Hospital System Seeks COVID-19 Plasma Donation/Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates & Testing

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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 be at 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:

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:


With the ongoing scarcity of toilet paper people have been using paper towels, wet wipes, or scraps of fabric. They may all do a fine job, but you should not flush any alternative toilet paper down the toilet.

It doesn’t matter if you’re on a city system or a septic system, flushing anything other than toilet paper will cause clogs, back-ups, and additional work for municipal employees or septic companies.

Toilet paper is very fragile and is designed to self-destruct in water with very little agitation. Tissues, on the other hand, are made to withstand a 100-mph sneeze discharging from some ones  nose. Although the two products might have the same general look and feel, there is a big difference in their durability. It takes less than 30 seconds of agitation for the toilet paper to be almost completely broken down. The tissue, however, remains fully intact. In plumbing, the bits of toilet paper can speed down the waste lines, but tissues remain big enough to catch on something, contributing to a clog. Flushable wipes deserve a special mention; don’t flush them, they really do not degrade like toilet paper and can cause clogging.

So, what is one to do if a household runs out of toilet paper?  Remember the old diaper pail routine where diapers and baby wipes were put into a separate garbage bag system to get rid of them. Or use a (plastic) bag to dispose of any paper towels, tissues or wipes that are used – just  not the toilet.

There is always the option of upgrading to a bidet and skip the wiping altogether.