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Rep. Steinberg: If You Have Symptoms, Assume It’s COVID

Feeling sick? Wondering if you have COVID-19?

State Representative Jonathan Steinberg is co-chair of the Connecticut Legislature’s Public Health Committee. He writes:

By now, you’re probably aware that Westport is a community with expected cases of COVID-19. Westport schools are closed indefinitely. But we’re not at a point where everyone can be tested.

“If you have a fever and a cough and you are in the southwestern part of the state, you should assume that you have COVID-19,” state epidemiologist Dr. Matthew Cartter said.

“You don’t need a test to tell you that’s what you have; you should assume that’s the illness you have. Most people will get better at home, especially the younger you are. You should talk to your physician.”

However, if you’re in the high risk group — elderly, serious existing conditions, immune-compromised) — contact your provider to discuss the need for testing.

Let the Westport-Weston Health District know as well: 203-227-9571.

For updates via the state website, click here.

The COVID virus looks pretty. It’s not.

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