On Sunday, 1st Selectman Jim Marpe was in direct contact with an individual who then exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 this week. The individual tested positive for the virus on Wednesday.
Marpe is not exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 himself.
However, in accordance with CDC guidelines and medical advice, he is self-isolating, and awaiting COVID-19 test results.
In an abundance of caution, the town’s chief executive advises everyone with whom he came in contact of the situation.
Westport Weston Health District director Mark Cooper says:
Mr. Marpe is considered a contact of someone who has had a positive COVID-19 test. While there is the possibility that he had a direct exposure to the virus, based on his actions, he does not appear to have exposed anyone. He is ordered to quarantine for 14-days or until he receives a negative PCR COVID-19 test.
If any symptoms develop or his test result is positive, the WWHD will commence contact tracing to know who he has been in close contact with since Sunday or during the preceding 48 hours of either when he was tested, or when the first symptoms present themselves.
Marpe reminds residents to wear a face covering, social distance and practice good hygiene and sanitary measures.