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Town Manager Weekly COVID-19 Update - October 15, 2020

Post Date:10/15/2020 10:06 AM

Recent COVID-19 updates for the Town of Glastonbury are summarized herein.

Glastonbury COVID-19 Figures as of 10/11/2020
Note:
Numbers in (parentheses) indicate a change from the previous week.

As per CT Department of Public Health (DPH) lab testing data available 10/11/20, 8,614 (+388) COVID 19 tests have been conducted on residents. Of those 8,614 tests, 378 (+13) are laboratory-confirmed positive and probable cases of COVID-19. This week’s results include data corrections for previous weeks. Positive cases were added for March (+1), April (+1), June (+1), and September (+5), as well as 2 new cases for last week (Sept. 28 – Oct 2), and 3 new cases for this past week (Oct. 5 - 10). Data correction occurs if test results are not timely provided to DPH, are received in paper form (requiring manual data entry), or need “cleaning” –e.g. clarification of name or demographic data prior to entry into the disease surveillance database. No additional resident deaths were recorded this week. By gender, 224 (+10) female and 167 (+3) male, positive test results have been received.

Glastonbury COVID data as of 10-11-2020

* Data from DPH is considered preliminary and data changes as new reports are received and data errors are corrected. In an ongoing process of data assessment, DPH continues to modify how certain disease-positive lab results are considered, changing some previous counts. Probable cases of COVID-19 involve persons who have not had confirmatory laboratory testing (RT-PCR) performed for COVID-19, but whose symptoms indicate they are likely to have a COVID-19 infection. In Connecticut, most of the probable COVID-19 cases involve persons whose death certificates list COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. Prior to June 1, probable and confirmed cases were reported together.

Absentee Ballot FAQs

Question 1 – When will I receive my absentee ballot?   

A: The Town Clerk’s office will mail your ballot out to you within 48 hours of receipt of your application. If it’s been longer than that and you still haven’t received one, please contact the Town Clerk’s office.

Question 2 - If I requested an absentee ballot, but did not use it, can I still vote at the polls?

Yes, as long as you did not actually VOTE the ballot (submit/mail a completed ballot), you may choose to vote at the polls. Click here to find your voting location.

Appointment-Based Flu Clinic on October 22 (last of 3 this month)

The Glastonbury Health Department will offer the last of 3 flu clinics at the Riverfront Community Center on Thursday, October 22 from 1-5pm. This event is for ages 19 and older. Due to the pandemic, appointments are required and must be made at least 1 day before the event. Face masks/coverings are also mandatory for entry (no exceptions). To schedule your flu shot, contact the Customer Service Center at (860) 652-7710. For more information, including insurance accepted, consent forms, and more, please visit www.glastonbury-ct.gov/flushot.

Reminder - Halloween Best Practices from CDC and Governor’s Office

The CT DPH recommends that everyone planning to participate in Halloween activities this year review the guidance recently issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which describes “lower”, “moderate”, and “higher” risk activities. DPH recommends Connecticut residents avoid “higher risk” Halloween traditions and focus celebrations on the lower and moderate risk activities.” Click here to review this guidance in preparation for Halloween 2020.

Helpful Reminders

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Sincerely,

Richard J. Johnson
Town Manager

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