New Canaan COVID-19 update and remembering lives lost 19 years ago today

Good evening.  It is 6:00 pm on Friday, September 11th, and this is First Selectman Kevin Moynihan with a brief coronavirus update.

We have had five new positive COVID-19 test results reported for New Canaan residents since our update last Friday.  Three of the new cases are college age individuals currently residing out of state at college.  The other two are family members who are isolating at home and doing well. 

Our Health Department notes that there have also been 154 negative test results reported to the state Department of Public Health for New Canaan residents this past week.  You can find complete information about our coronavirus cases since March on the COVID-19 page of the Town website at www.newcanaan.info.  

We would like to remind all of our residents to please continue to practice social distancing when out in public, wearing masks when social distancing cannot be maintained, and washing or sanitizing hands frequently especially after contact with public surfaces.  It is important to remind everyone, especially parents of teenagers, that our downtown business district can become congested when school is out and at such times wearing masks is required by all to protect patrons of our merchants and restaurants and the students themselves.  We all must continue to work together to keep our community transmission of the virus low and our town safe.  We appreciate all that our residents have done together thus far.

We remind you that if you travel to any of the states on the Governor’s list of coronavirus hot states (except for less than 24 hours), you must quarantine for 14 days upon your return home and complete the travel form found on the State website. For the most current complete list of applicable states and to download the travel form please visit the State’s coronavirus website. 

On this September 11th, we also respectfully remember all those who lost their lives nineteen years ago today from the terrorist attacks on America, including three New Canaan men – Joe Coppo, Eamon McEneaney and Brad Fechet.  They are not forgotten and our thoughts are with their families on this solemn anniversary. 

Stay safe, New Canaan.



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