7/21/2020 - Code Red Message July 20, 2020

This is your First Selectman, Jayme Stevenson with an important COVID-19 update.

We’ve entered a crucial time in the battle against COVID-19. Positive case reports in Darien have been low for the past two months and we want to keep it that way.  States across the country are seeing large spikes in the number of positive cases causing Governor Lamont to impose a 14-day quarantine requirement on travelers returning from the ever-increasing number of states of concern.  A list of Travel Advisory States can be found on the state website at

Here in Connecticut, we are seeing a change in the demographic of positive cases as younger people, teenagers and twenty-somethings, are now testing positive in larger numbers than in the past.  Gathering and vacationing with friend groups is problematic. 

Everyone needs to do their part to prevent the resurgence of COVID in our community. We must not let our guard down as we continue our attempt to reopen Connecticut or it is very likely that the progress we’ve made will be reversed. So please, respect those around you and protect your family by:

  • Wearing a face mask when in public.
  • Maintain physical distancing from non-household members. Science tells us COVID is spread by droplets and most likely occurs when an infected person is less than six feet from someone else for 15 minutes or more without a face mask.
  • Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer, especially after touching commonly touched surfaces.

We can’t stress enough how important it is for our children of all ages to follow this guidance as it will protect them and everyone around them, particularly those who are medically vulnerable, their parents and grandparents.

We are pleased to continue to provide drive-thru COVID-19 testing on Monday’s from 1:00 to 4:00pm and Friday’s from 9:00am-12:00pm at the Leroy West parking lot, 59 Leroy Avenue.  You can register for an appointment at

Please help us keep Darien a COVID-safe community.

Thank you.