New Canaan First Selectman Kevin Moynihan Update on Tropical Storm Fay and COVID
The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is being activated at the Police Department at 6:00 pm this evening for Tropical Storm Fay.
Tropical Storm Fay is projected to arrive in Western CT by 9:00 pm this evening with forecasts of heavy rain of 2” – 4” and wind gusts of 40 -- 50 MPH inland and lasting until 2:00 am. We may have downed trees and possibly closed roads and minor to moderate power outages. As with most tropical systems there is also a small chance of an isolated tornado.
Due to the heavy winds expected, Eversource does not plan to begin restoration of any power outages until early Saturday morning. It is very important if you lose power that you call Eversource at 800-286-2000 because that is the only way Eversource can map power outages. Also, if you see a downed wire on a street, do not walk or drive over it and call 911 or the EOC at 203-594-4100.
This week we saw a return to normal with just two new positive cases of the novel coronavirus, one a teenager who had contact with a Stamford teen and the other a part-time employee of Waveny Care Center who does not reside in New Canaan, for a new total of 232 reported positive cases. You can find updated information on the COVID-19 page of the town website at newcanaan.info.
Because residents have had difficulty finding Covid testing sites that will test asymptomatic persons, our Health Department has arranged for DOCS Urgent Care to come to New Canaan this Monday July 13th beginning at 9:00 am for a drive-through PCR nasal swab testing clinic at Saxe Middle School. Pre-registration is REQUIRED but no prescription is needed. Please go to the link www.docsmedicalgroup.com/get-tested and complete all required information. You will need to bring your photo ID and insurance card to the test site where a registration table will copy this information. The test is covered by insurance, and if you have no insurance it will be covered by CARES ACT funds. Results take 24-48 hours and are received via a phone call and patient portal from DOCS. Please enter Saxe from the Farm Road entrance. Please bring a mask for conversing with the registration staff and with windows up until told to put them down.
Please remember that the coronavirus remains with us and that we all need to continue to practice personal responsibility by wearing masks indoors in public places, social distancing when outdoors in crowded areas where it’s not possible to maintain a distance of 6 feet or more from others, and wash or sanitize your hands frequently when in contact with public surfaces. These actions help protect you as well as your friends and neighbors and our most vulnerable populations.
Stay safe, New Canaan.