Stratford To Acknowledge Covid-19 Victims And Survivors
Vigil to be held at noon, Monday, March 7th
As the two-year mark of the first identified COVID-19 case approaches, the Town of Stratford will acknowledge COVID-19 victims and survivors at a brief vigil at noon on Monday, March 7th on the steps of Town Hall, 2725 Main Street.
This is the second annual COVID-19 memorial hosted by Stratford. The first vigil was held on March 1, 2021 in response to President Joseph Biden’s call to memorialize victims and survivors, which was echoed by the U.S. Conference of Mayor’s.
This year’s presentation will include a proclamation from Mayor Laura R. Hoydick, remarks from Rev. Ed Rawls, Senior Pastor of Stratford’s First Congregational Church, and a performance from members of the Stratford Sister Cities Chorus.
“As we approach this unfortunate anniversary, it is important that we memorialize the members of our community who we lost to the pandemic and recognize the countless frontline workers who endlessly strive to keep us safe and healthy,” said Mayor Hoydick. “We have made great strides in battling the virus but there is still work to be done. It is vital that we continue to work together to put an end to the pandemic.”
All those who are available and wish to attend the vigil are invited to do so.
Effective Monday, February 28th, Stratford Public Schools will make face masks optional. Students will still be required to wear a mask on school buses and vans to comply with federal requirements for mask use on all public transportation.
Effective Tuesday, February 15th, the requirement for masks in all town buildings and indoor facilities was lifted.
Confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Stratford as of February 28th
The Stratford Health Department and State Department of Public Health have confirmed 10,417 COVID-19 cases in Stratford, and 1,941 probable cases as of February 28th, for a total of 12,358 cases. This represents an increase of 27 confirmed cases and an increase of 9 probable cases since our last report of February 22nd. The Health Department continues to monitor these trends.
Unfortunately there have been 192 deaths to date. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the families and loved ones of those lost in our community.
Note: Positive results from at-home COVID-19 tests are not included.
The Stratford Health Department continues to host vaccination clinics for those seeking first, second and booster doses of the Moderna or J & J vaccine. Please call the Stratford Health Department for more information – 203-385-4090.
Get Vaccinated and Boosted.
The Omicron variant of COVID-19 has proven to be very contagious, and those who remain unvaccinated should do so as soon as possible. More information on vaccines can be obtained by visiting: https://portal.ct.gov/Vaccine-Portal.
Multiple clinics available check in to be checked out and vaccinated! Let’s have the highest number of residents vaccinated in Connecticut!!!