Preparing for Reopening/Today’s COVID-19 Updates

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Summary for most recent day of reporting in Connecticut

Day-to-day changes reflect newly reported cases, deaths, and tests that occurred over the last several days to week. All data in this report are preliminary; data for previous dates will be updated as new reports are received and data errors are corrected. Hospitalization data were collected by the Connecticut Hospital Association. Deaths* reported to either the OCME or DPH are included in the daily COVID-19 update.*For public health surveillance, COVID-19-associated deaths include persons who tested positive for COVID-19 around the time of death (confirmed) and persons whose death certificate lists COVID-19 disease as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death (probable).

Category Text Total Change Direction Change
Laboratory Confirmed COVID-19 Cases 35,464 +     609
COVID-19 Associated Deaths   3,219 +       94
Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19   1,103       55
Patients Tested for COVID-19 149,562 +  6,619

Charts represent the date the data were reported to the CT DPH.  Cases and deaths are cumulative over time.  Hospitalization data are collected by CT Hospital Association

Source: Department of Public Health 

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Local Results                                                                                                                  

Westport Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State         266                      + 3

Weston Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State              63                      + 0

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:


Preparing for Reopening

The looming May 20th start date for the phased in reopening of certain business sectors has generated many questions from both business owners and employees.  The Health District is working with town officials to develop helpful guides to aid those trying to reopen in conformance with all the State mandates. The State Sector Rules for those business allowed to open have raised as many questions as they have answered. This is why public health and local town official have been working hard on getting helpful guides ready. We realize May 20th is less than a week away and you need time to prepare, but please realize the State’s Sector Rules are being revised, almost daily. We want to bring you the most accurate and correct guidance possible.

The State of Connecticut’s Department of Economic and Community Development has issued sector-specific guidelines for those business types which are permitted to begin Phase 1 of reopening.  Keep in mind that these businesses are not obligated to reopen by May 20th.  Businesses should only resume operations after first completing the Department of Economic and Community Development’s on-line certification process so that they can ensure the safety of their employees and customers to the greatest degree possible.   A business must self-certify and commit to comply with sector rules established to keep their employees and customers safe.  Once complete, you will be provided with signage and a badge you can voluntarily post in your place of business or on your website.  Please see link below:

In addition to the recommendations set forth by the State of Connecticut, we have found that there are several national and state business associations which are proactively addressing COVID-19 related questions tailored to their particular industry.  As we navigate through these uncertain times, these resources may be useful and provide further clarity and inspiration as owners and managers restart operations.  The list is not comprehensive, nor is it intended to supplant the DECD sector guidelines. The WWHD is listing the additional information/guidance as an extra resource as we complete the guidance documents mentioned before.

Professional Beauty Association

National Barber Association

National Retail Federation

National Retail Industry Leaders Association