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Brookfield COVID Update: 67 New Cases, Schools in Full Remote, Public School Dashboard, and More

COVID Cases in Brookfield 
 
As of yesterday, Thursday the 20th of November, Brookfield is still in the Red Zone.
 
In the last two weeks reported we have 67 new cases of the virus in Brookfield. That moves our rate per 100K residents up to 28.1 from22.3 last week. The threshold to be in the red zone is 15 cases per 100K residents. Total cases in Brookfield are now reported as 367 since the start of the pandemic. We remain with 9 deaths in town and now have 10 residents who have been hospitalized. There are now over 145 towns and cities in CT classified in the red zone or orange zone. Positivity rate in Brookfield is now 5.9%, up from 4.8% reported last week. Transmission continues to be a result of social gatherings, family gatherings and larger group gatherings at restaurants, where masks are not worn and social distancing is violated. 
 
The Governor has halted all high school and league sports.
 
PARKS AND REC OFFICE CLOSED NEXT WEEK
An employee in the Parks and Rec office has become ill. The employee was tested for the virus and the test was negative. However, in an abundance of caution, all employees in the office are quarantining and the office will remain closed next week.
 
GRANTS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
 DECD will start accepting applications for the Connecticut CARES Small Business Grant Program. Small businesses and nonprofits in Connecticut with a 2019 annualized payroll of less than $1.5 million OR 20 or fewer employees can receive a one-time grant of $5,000. All funding will be disbursed by the end of December and will not require repayment.
 
STATE TO START TRACKING COVID USING PHONE APP
The state has launched new technology to help stop the spread of COVID-19 among our residents and families. With support from Apple and Google, we launched COVID Alert CT, a notification app to inform you of possible exposure to COVID-19 – all without disclosing your location or personal information.
 
This app is only as successful as the number of people who use it, which is why we ask that you share this information with employees, colleagues, family, and friends.
 
The app is available in multiple languages and can be used on Android and iPhone. Use the following link to download the Android app from the Google Play Store or click here to learn how to enable the app through the settings on your iPhone. 
  
SCHOOLS ARE IN FULL REMOTE
The schools, due to having a rate of over 25 cases per 100K residents, has gone into full remote mode. The schools have developed a new dashboard which we share here:
 
BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS  COVID-19 DASHBOARD
Center Elementary School
1 Staff COVID Positive
1 Students COVID Positive
19 Staff Currently in Quarantine Due to Close Contact
33 Students currently in Quarantine Due to Close Contact
 
Huckleberry Hill Elementary School
1 Staff COVID Positive
1 Students COVID Positive
7 Staff Currently in Quarantine Due to Close Contact
20 Students currently in Quarantine Due to Close Contact
 
Whisconier Middle School
1 Staff COVID Positive
1 Students COVID Positive
15 Staff Currently in Quarantine Due to Close Contact
46 Students currently in Quarantine Due to Close Contact
 
Brookfield High School
2 Staff COVID Positive
1 Students COVID Positive
21 Staff Currently in Quarantine Due to Close Contact
115 Students currently in Quarantine Due to Close Contact
 
UNDERSTANDING THE STATE CODING SYSTEM
 There are four categories in the Coding system. The Red zone indicates municipalities that have an average daily COVID-19 case rate over the last two weeks of greater than 15 per 100,000 population. The orange zone indicates those that have case rates between 10 to 14 cases per 100,000 population. The yellow zone indicates municipalities that have case rates between 5 and 9 per 100,000 population, and those indicated in gray have case rates lower than five per 100,000 population.
 
RESOURCE LINKS FOR COVID:
 
COVID-19 Community Alert Infographic:
 
COVID-19 Community Alert Map is posted here at 4:00 pm on Thursdays: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/COVID-19-Data-Tracker 
 
The case rates will be included in the detailed data report that DPH publishes every Thursday, which will also be posted on the Data Tracker webpage:
 
 
DPH Stay at Home Advisory:
 
Executive Order 9K on Phase 2.1:
 
 
Latest guidance and Sector Rules:
 
 
Questions on the reopening phases can be emailed to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Questions on sports guidance can be emailed to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
State Testing Locations:
 
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Community Resources Page:
 
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2-11 COVID-19 Resources Page:
 
State Department of Education Revised Addendum 4:
 
 

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