First Selectman’s update: Monroe’s COVID-19 cases rise to 9

MONROE, CT — A total of nine town residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to First Selectman Ken Kellogg’s update Wednesday evening. He posted the new number on the town website, along with state statistics. Connecticut has 3,557 laboratory confirmed cases with 1,986 in Fairfield County.

“Information we receive on positive cases comes to us from the State Department of Public Health,” Kellogg said. “At this time, we are following the direction of DPH that states that we are permitted to release ‘information on total number of positive cases without patient level specifics.’ We have asked the state for further clarification regarding what additional information, if any, may be shared.”

The first selectman also announced parking restrictions at Wolfe Park and Great Hollow Lake. Effective immediately, only Monroe residents and taxpayers will have access.

“Vehicles must have the blue valid park sticker issued last spring, or show identification with a Monroe address,” Kellogg said. “Fishing licenses will continue to be honored at Great Hollow Lake. Remember that all use of our parks must follow social distancing requirements.”

The Garder Road Landfill remains open as scheduled and will now accept brush and wood in addition to leaves, grass, scrap metal, and electronic recycling. There will be no charge. However, there is a limit of one trip per day.

Businesses that wish to display a portable sign meeting the town’s zoning regulations may do so immediately during their hours of business operations without the need for a permit.

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