Monroe’s positive COVID-19 cases rise with the rest of the state

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MONROE, CT — High infection rates for COVID-19 continue to spread through the state. Now only three towns are not in the red category on the Connecticut Department of Public Health’s map.

Monroe’s case also rate rose. The town is now averaging eight new cases per day during the past two weeks, according to First Selectman Ken Kellogg.

“Please continue to follow the precautions to limit disease transmission,” he said in an update to residents Friday. “Our two-week case rate is now 41.1 cases per 100,000 population.”

As of Thursday, Monroe had a total of 600 cases, confirmed and probable, since the beginning of the pandemic, Kellogg said.

Tax assistance

Kellogg said a new executive order issued by Gov. Ned Lamont allows the town to modify tax collection for tax bills due on Jan. 1, 2021 – similar to what was done earlier for July payments.

“I thank our Town Council and Board of Finance chairs for honoring my request for a special joint meeting on Monday, so we may act quickly,” Kellogg said.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. via GoToMeeting. Here’s the link. Members of the public may also attend by phone at 1-786-535-3211. The access code is 342-317-517.

Join the Medical Reserve Corps

Those wishing to volunteer to support the public health emergency response are encouraged to join the local unit of the Medical Reserve Corps, which serves Stratford, Trumbull and Monroe.

In addition to healthcare workers, individuals with non-medical backgrounds are also welcome to apply. For information, visit www.MonroeCT.org/MRC.

Testing locations

Links to find COVID-19 testing locations in the area can be found at www.MonroeCT.org/COVID-19.

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