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Wilton COVID Update: No New Cases, Sports Guidance, Long-term Care Visits and Case Data

In this evening's COVID-19 update, September 28, First Selectwoman Lynne Vanderslice reported that there are no new cases in Wilton. Read the complete community update below including youth sports and voting guidelines.

  • Wilton: no new cases. 
  • Statewide:  675 new cases. 1.03% of tests performed reported positive. 
  • Hospitalized Patients: Statewide, 3-net patient increase. Fairfield County, 2-net patient decrease.
  • Deaths: Statewide, 4.  Fairfield County, 1.

Town Services Reminders,

  • Both Registrars of Voters will be available for the full day tomorrow from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. should you want to directly verify your voter registration status.  You can email them at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 203-563-0111. Town Hall remains closed to the public.  You can also look up your status anytime on the Secretary of State’s website.
  • Registered voters can vote in the November 3rd election either in-person or by absentee ballot.  Residents can register up to 7 days before the election and on the day of the election. 
  • Beginning tomorrow through the November election, the Town Clerk’s office will be closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays for general public business to allow the department to process the anticipated 8,000 absentee ballot applications and returned ballots.  The mailing of absentee ballots will begin this Friday, October 2nd.  See the Town Clerk’s website for more information on absentee voting.  

COVID Reminders,

Last Friday, the Commissioner of Public Health issued guidance for interscholastic and youth sports.  Today, the Commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development issued updated sector rules for sports.  Those rules continue to state that dugouts, benches and bleachers are only allowed to open if they can be thoroughly cleaned before and after every use, and 6 ft of distance can be maintained.  Due to the large volume of youth and adult practices and games, it is not possible for parks and recreation staff to clean between each use.  As such dugouts, benches and bleachers will remain closed.  We appreciate your ongoing compliance.

Following a directive from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Commissioner of Public Health issued an order rescinding previous executive orders limiting visitation at long-term care facilities.  Visits will now be allowed indoors under specific conditions.  

Detailed Case Data:

The CT Data Center reported the following for Wilton as of 8:30 p.m. September 27th and versus the dates prior to the start of Phase 1 and Phase 2:

  • 263 cases, 56 additional since June 16th and 63 since May 19th.
  • 4,346 residents tested, 3,196 since June 16th and 3,596 since May 19th.  
  • 6,248 tests performed, 4,796 since June 16th .
  • 42 deaths, 1 since June 16th and 5 since May 19th.

CT DPH reported the following for Fairfield County and Statewide as of 8:30 p.m. September 27th:

  • 20,141 cases, 3,760 additional since 6/16      57,147 cases, 11,718 additional since 6/16
  • 1,422 deaths, 70 additional since 6/16           4,503 deaths, 284 additional since 6/16
  • 16 hospitalized, 52 less than 6/16                   75 hospitalized, 111 less than 6/16

Help keep our numbers low, please follow the three W’s: 

  • Watch your distance
  • Wear a mask/face covering when you can’t maintain 6 feet of distance whether indoors or outside
  • Wash your hands

If you have any questions, please email me at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  

*Image courtesy CTVisit

 

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