The State of Connecticut has implemented a color-coded map indicating the average daily rate of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population by town.
Based on a 14-day rolling average, Westport’s rate is 22.4. That places us well within the “red” category, of 15+ cases per 100,000.
Given this status, the state Department of Health recommends that:
- High risk individuals stay home and stay safe.
- Others should limit trips outside of the home and avoid gatherings with non-family members.
- Organized indoor activities, as well as outdoor activities where social distancing and mask wearing cannot be maintained, should be postponed.
- Gatherings at private residences are limited to 10 people.
1st Selectman Jim Marpe notes:
“The new COVID cases are primarily a result of large gatherings, parties and organized sports activities. As such, the Westport Public Schools, Westport businesses and restaurants and other public facilities will continue to operate under the State’s Phase 2.1 guidelines.
“The Parks and Recreation Department acknowledges that it is important for individuals and families to get outside and exercise. As a result,
- Fields, beaches and parks will remain open with reinstituted rules regarding court usage. Facility users are expected wear a face covering if a 6-foot distance cannot be maintained with those who do not live in the same household. Higher risk sports, such as boys lacrosse and 11-on-11 football, should not take place.
- The Compo Beach skate park and basketball courts will remain open, but may be closed if proper guidelines are not followed.
- The Longshore golf course remains open. Beginning Saturday, November 14, golf cart rentals will go back to single rider only (unless in same household).
- The Parks & Recreation Department has revoked field permits, and will not issue new permits until further notice.
The Westport Library will remain open with its expanded hours and services. All Library events will continue to be virtual. Click here for details.
Hey Dan – how about promoting the new COVID ALERT app for Connecticut. It is Free, Voluntary, and Anonymous, and might actually help to get this under control.
IN VEIW OF THE EXTREME SEVERITY OF THE SITUATION I IMPLORE THAT EVERYONE OBEY THE RULES WITHOUT EXCEPTION SO THAT WE MAY ALL BE SAFE. TAKE CARE
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