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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.

Westport: A Town Filled With Showoffs

“The Show-Off” is running now at the Westport Country Playhouse.

And, between now and the final curtain on June 29, the Playhouse is running a social media campaign.

A straw hat — similar to the one worn by the show’s title character — is being photographed on prominent people all around town.

If you’re Facebook friends with the Playhouse, or follow it on Twitter, you’ll see Westport’s favorite clothier, Bill Mitchell:

Bill Mitchell

State Representative Jonathan Steinberg:

State Representative Jonathan Steinberg

Playhouse managing director Michael Ross:

Westport Country Playhouse managing director Michael Ross

And even Milky White:

Milky White

Who is Milky White, you ask?

One of the most important characters in “Into the Woods.”

And here’s the “prominent Westport” connection: In the summer of 1950, future composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim was one of a dozen Playhouse apprentices.

(Click for the social media links: Facebook; Twitter).