Wilton COVID Update: 23 New Cases, Cider Mill Transitions to Remote Learning

In last night's COVID update, Wilton First Selectwoman Lynne Vanderslice reported that there were 23 new cases in town among residents aged 1 to 38. She stressed the fact that if you are in quarantine, abide by the quarantine protocol! 

In addition, last night, Wilton Superintendent of Schools Dr. Smith announced Cider Mill, which houses grades 3 to 5, has been moved to full remote learning as of today. Please read Vanderslice's complete update below.

November 16th – The following is data from today’s CT DPH report versus Friday’s November 13th report:

  • Wilton:  23 new cases reported, 156% more than last Monday’s report. 391cases YTD.
  • Statewide:  4,639 new cases, 39% more than last Monday’s report.  5.38% of new tests reported were positive. 93,284 cases YTD.
  • Fairfield County 1,370 new cases.  31,212 cases YTD.
  • Hospitalized PatientsStatewide757 with a 98-net patient increaseFairfield County230, with a 54-net patient increase.
  • DeathsStatewide, 4759 with an increase of 22.  Fairfield County, 1,459, with a increase of 5.  Wilton, 43, with no change

Wilton’s known new cases reported today ranged from ages 1 to 38.   

Ages for Wilton’s known cases reported from November 9th through today are broken down below. Increasingly, children are acquiring the virus through sports and other activities and spreading the virus within their household:

Age Range % of New Cases
0-10 10%
11-20 26%
21-30 7%
31-40 12%
41-50 17%
51-60 14%
61-70 10%
71-80 2%
80+ 2%

Wilton’s Health Director Barry Bogle reminds residents, if one member of your household has tested positive for COVID-19, you and all of your household members are required to remain in quarantine.  Do not send your children to school or extra-curricular activities.  Stay home. 

Yes, folks, seven months into this pandemic and we have to provide those reminders.  Tonight, Dr. Smith announced Cider Mill, which houses grades 3 to 5, has been moved to full remote learning as of tomorrow.  Again, no new student cases were the result of in-person learning. 

As we look at what is happening in our community and across the State, the question is no longer will we return to Phase 1.  The question appears to be when and for how long.  Recent news on vaccines is wonderful, but it is still many months before we will see widespread access to vaccines in Wilton. We need to be a united team doing each of our parts to minimize the spread and the negative impact the spread is having on our students, our families and our businesses.  Please, wear a mask.  Please, don’t take unnecessary risks.  

A list of testing centers in abutting communities with website links is available on the Coronavirus page on the Town’s website. 

Power Outages

As of 8:00 p.m. last night, there were 116 households without power. Three roads are closed, Black Alder Ln at #41, Cedar Rd at #2 and Fenwood Ln at #28.  Several roads remain partially blocked with wires and or debris. 

Wilton’ Fire Chief Jim Blanchfield reminds residents that downed power lines can be deadly.  Downed power lines can energize the ground up to 35 feet away. Even more in wet conditions.   ALWAYS assume a downed power line is live and avoid going near it or anything in contact with it.   If you see a downed utility line, call 911.



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