Monroe’s COVID-19 case rate continues steady decline

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Masuk High School is located at 1014 Monroe Turnpike.

MONROE, CT — First Selectman Ken Kellogg says 430 residents took advantage of a pop up testing site for COVID-19 at Masuk High School Tuesday, adding it went smoothly with wait times of less than one hour.

“Our health department, police, CERT and the testing company, Sema4, were all very organized,” he said Friday. “I was there for the first half hour and thought the team did a great job.”

Though high case rates continue to be reported throughout Connecticut, with only six towns that are not in the “red” category, Monroe’s two-week case rate dropped slightly again this week, averaging 6.6 cases per day, or 34.1 cases per 100,000 population, according to Kellogg.

“Today’s DPH report shows Monroe with a total of 553 confirmed and probable cases since the beginning of the pandemic,” Kellogg said of the Connecticut Department of Public Health.

“As announced by School Superintendent Kobza, all Monroe Public Schools will remain in full remote instruction through December 23, 2020,” Kellogg said.

Testing sites

The first selectman said the state of Connecticut does not have another pop-up testing site scheduled for Monroe. “I, and other Town officials, communicate regularly with the state and strongly advocate for more testing sites in Town,” he said.

Kellogg said Monroe residents can be tested at a Griffin Hospital test site in Trumbull on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and should enter the site at Unity Park Road, off White Plains Road.

Links to other testing locations in the area can be found by clicking on this link.

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