Good evening. This is First Selectman Jayme Stevenson with a COVID-19 update for Thursday, April 22nd.
There have been 38 new cases in the two-week period since April 8th. Darien’s positivity rate stands at 2.14%. There have been a total of 1493 cases from 943 unique households and no new hospitalizations since my last report. Darien Public Schools report 12 active cases resulting in 9 quarantines. Over 55% of all eligible Darien residents have received their first dose of vaccine.
Darien Public School students will be resuming in-person learning on Monday, April 26th. I hope students and families had a relaxing spring break. Whether you have traveled or not, if you feel sick, stay home, get tested and wait for a negative result before resuming your daily activities.
Darien Public Schools in collaboration with Community Health Centers have arranged for Darien High School Class of 2021 students to receive their first dose of Pfizer vaccine on May 1st at the CHC site at Lord & Taylor site (110 High Ridge Road) in Stamford. Students can register at the link under ‘News’ on the Town of Darien website homepage. Class of 2021 students under the age of 18 who wish to be vaccinated will require parental consent to do so. Students who go to private school and are in the Class of 2021 are also eligible for vaccine.
Federal health officials are expected to make a determination very soon about the future of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Darien vaccine clinics will continue on Wednesdays and Thursdays for as long as there is demand. Town of Darien clinics currently offer the Moderna vaccine.
You can find a local vaccine provider at www.CovidVaccineFinder.ct.gov or register for vaccines at www.vams.cdc.gov or by calling 1(877)918-2224.
Local vaccine providers include Grieb’s Pharmacy www.Griebs pharmacy.com , Walgreens www.walgreens.com/schedulevaccine, Stamford Hospital https://stamfordhealth.org, Yale New Haven Health www.ynhhs.org and certain Stop & Shop Pharmacies www.StopandShop.com.
Statewide COVID-19 data can be found at www.ct.gov/coronavirus and Darien-specific data at www.darienct.gov/covid19. Please visit www.cdc.gov for more information on travel recommendations and rules for folks who are fully vaccinated.
Governor Lamont has announced further easing of COVID restrictions as of May 1st. All remaining business restrictions will end on May 19th. Indoor mask wearing will continue. CT Department of Health will issue recommendations for indoor and large outdoor gatherings. Along with the great news comes the continued responsibly for all of us to do our part to keep our families and community safe and healthy.
Thank you and good evening!