No new COVID-19 cases reported in Monroe this week

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MONROE, CT — Monroe had no new positive cases of COVID-19 this week, according to the Connecticut Department of Public Health. The town has had a total of 153 cases since the global pandemic began.

First Selectman Ken Kellogg released an update on the pandemic Friday, with phase three of the state’s reopening right around the corner.

Among Kellogg’s bullet points:

  • The state’s overall test positivity rate remains in the “low” category, averaging 1.1 percent over the past week.
  • As announced by Acting Superintendent of Schools Joseph Kobza, Monroe’s K-5 (elementary grades) will resume full in-person classes starting Oct. 5.
  • Yesterday, the state announced the details of the “Phase 3” re-opening, scheduled for October 8, 2020:

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