The following is an update from First Selectman Ken Kellogg:
MONROE, CT — The situation in Connecticut — and in Monroe — remains encouraging, as evidenced by continued low positivity rates, new case counts, and hospitalizations.
The Governor has stated that the delay in Phase 3 of the Re-Open CT Plan will remain for the immediate future and that an update will be provided in the next few weeks.
There remains significant concerns regarding the potential spread from numerous other states currently experiencing very high and growing case rates. Earlier this week, the State epidemiologist advised that the risk of increased cases in Connecticut remains a real concern.
He further stated that, based upon the ongoing transmission of the virus in other states, a future resurgence of cases in Connecticut should be anticipated, and that social distancing and face coverings remain the best tools currently available to “blunt” any resurgence.
As families look forward to summer vacations, please be mindful of the very fluid Regional Travel Advisory. The State of Connecticut directs individuals to self-quarantine for a 14-day period upon return from certain other states, based upon positive test rates.
As of July 14th, there are 22 states meeting that criteria. Links to the advisory are also available on the Town website.
Thank you for continuing to follow the guidelines, and enjoy the weekend!