Where, When, and Why we need to get vaccinated!
Stratford is once again in the Red Zone, and the requirement for wearing face masks for all staff and visitors to all town buildings and facilities regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status is being reinstituted effective with the start of business on Monday, December 6th, 2021. Employees and visitors will be required to wear masks at all times in common areas.
The Mayor announced the change in consideration of a statewide spike in COVID-19 transmission with 134 of the state’s 169 towns and cities including Stratford back in the “red zone” this week as calculated by the State Department of Health. The “red” characterization applies to towns and cities with a transmission rate of 15 new cases per 100,000 people or higher during a given two-week period.
The face mask requirement will apply to all town buildings, including but not limited to Town Hall, the Baldwin Center, South End Community Center, Birdseye Municipal Complex, as well as the Police and Fire Departments.
Stratford had 20.4 average daily cases per 100,000 residents and a positive test rate of 4.30 percent between Nov. 14-27, according to the state Department of Public Health. There were 12.9 average daily cases per 100,000 residents in the previous two-week reporting period.
Stratford recorded 78 new coronavirus cases between Nov 26 and Dec. 2, according to DPH’s preliminary data. Around 67 percent of Stratford residents are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus as of Dec. 1, according to DPH.
If you are due for your booster get it. If you still need to get vaccinated there are multiple opportunities throughout our region. You can go to https://www.vaccines.gov/search/ to find locations.
If you are feeling sick or have had an exposure, then get tested. Several Stratford clinics have been set up.
Stay safe Stratford.