Marpe: 42 Westporters Test Positive; Testing Set For Bedford On Tuesday

First Selectman Jim Marpe says:

In this time of uncertainty, I want to assure Westporters that our public health and public safety officials are working diligently to provide accurate and essential information to you on a daily basis, and to keep everyone as safe as possible. We are all in this together and we must respond as a civil community.

This afternoon, Governor Lamont indicated his reluctance to authorize a complete statewide shutdown, and I agree with his assessment, keeping in mind that the situation is very fluid and may change. In the meantime, it is imperative that every individual and business owner take this crisis seriously and do everything possible to maintain social distancing and minimize social interactions. Parents should also remind their children to do the same.

Today, the Westport Weston Health District shared with my office that as of this afternoon, the number of positive tests known by the WWHD is 42. This number is sure to rise as test results are reported. COVID-19 is in the community and we can’t stress enough the importance of self-isolation, social distancing, avoiding gatherings and practicing good hygiene.

The WWHD has also arranged in-car testing with an area medical practice (Murphy Medical Associates) to take place in the parking lot at Bedford Middle School. Pre-registration will be required. Visit or call 203-658-6051 to learn more and begin the screening process.  Testing will occur on 3 Tuesdays (March 24 and 31, and April 7) from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon.

Residents are reminded that if you feel symptoms of COVID-19, call your physician for a test referral. Regardless if you are tested or not, it is imperative that you stay home and self-isolate.

The COVID-19 virus is everywhwere.

5 responses to “Marpe: 42 Westporters Test Positive; Testing Set For Bedford On Tuesday

  1. WWHD arranged but what does that mean? Is this drive through testing being run/paid for by WWHD with Murphy simply administering the tests? Or is Murphy conducting their business with permission on town property and this really has nothing to do with WWHD/State of CT DoH?

    • One of the reasons I ask is because they state the “cash” price of the test is $300… might be important for folks to understand whether this really has anything to do with WWHD/State of CT or just a business selling its tests.

      • I wouldn’t put too much faith in Murphy. I filled out everything his site asked, made a confirmed appointment, showed up and not a single person was there. I called to complain and their office is overwhelmed; apparently they have to deem your case worthy to be tested.. which I get, but I had contact with someone with a confirmed case.. so what exactly is the criteria?

  2. Dan, thank you so much for keeping us all updated on what is going on with COVID-19. Robert and I very much appreciate your gathering of all the relevant information and passing it on to us in such a timely basis. You are our best source of news, now and always!

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  3. All 42 from the party or others?