Monroe’s average COVID cases per day drops from 47 to 38

Monroe Town Hall in heavy snow. Photo by Melissa Garrity

MONROE, CT — COVID-19 case rates remain high in the state, but the number of cases, the positivity rate and hospitalizations declined, according to First Selectman Ken Kellogg, who says Monroe peaked with an average of 47 cases per day before dropping to 38 per day.

“We continue to encourage use of masks when indoors in public spaces, while we all continue to manage through this omicron wave,” Kellogg said in his pandemic update Friday.

The first selectman said the town does not expect to receive additional tests for distribution to the general public, adding tests have been in stock at local pharmacies recently.

“Additionally, every household may order four free test kits by mail from the US Postal Service,” Kellogg said. “Please use the link on the COVID-19 page on our website.”

“We are in the process of receiving additional test kits for distribution to vulnerable populations,” he added. “While we have already done significant outreach through our Community & Social Services Department, any resident who has challenges obtaining a test due to issues with mobility, disability or lack of transportation may contact the Monroe Health Department for assistance starting Monday at 9 a.m. at 203-452-2818.”

Vaccination boosters

Kellogg said the town continues to work directly with Monroe Public Schools to provide initial and booster vaccinations. “In the near future, the superintendent of schools will be sending details to the school community regarding an upcoming clinic for students,” he said.

“As the overall demand for boosters in the general population has decreased significantly, along with many other providers having ample capacity, our January 25th booster clinic will be our last scheduled public clinic at this time,” Kellogg said. “Signup is available now through our website.”

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