November 13, 2020
PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Meriden is Urging All Residents to Abide by the COVID-19 Guidelines
MERIDEN- Today, Thursday, November 12, 2020, the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) has released a COVID-19 data update which shows Meriden at a case rate of 52.3 per 100k. Last week the data results were 28.6 per 100k and the week prior results were 12.2 cases per 100k. The data results from the last several weeks is indicative of an ample surge of COVID-19 cases here within the City. The City is asking all residents to help in reducing the spread of the disease.
On Thursday, November 5, 2020, the City moved to a “Red” Alert Status. That status, in conjunction with the State’s Phase 2.1 rules and State DECD sector rules has the City already implementing additional restrictions to address the spread of COVID-19. Further restrictions will be evaluated and implemented as needed.
“We ask all our residents to take these results provided by DPH with seriousness,” said Lea Crown Director of Health and Human Services in the City of Meriden. “By following the CDC guidelines and we are ultimately protecting our community and flattening the curve. We all have the power to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by wearing masks, washing our hands and practicing social distancing.”
Additionally, please do not send your children to school if someone in your household is positive for COVID-19 or if you are waiting for COVID-19 test results.
The City strongly urges all residents to particularly follow guidelines recommending the curtailing of social gatherings in the home. The greatest spread of COVID-19 in the City of Meriden is through these smaller family and social gatherings. As always, WEAR YOUR MASK, WASH YOUR HANDS, and PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING. If you have a pending COVID-19 test result, please stay home until you receive your results. If you have had exposure to someone with COVID-19 and have been told to quarantine by your local health department, stay home for your 14 days even if you get a negative COVID-19 test result. For guidance regarding COVID-19, please visit the Meriden Department of Health and Human Services site at: https://www.meridenct.gov/covid-19-information/.
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