We have the following additional information with regard to the one confirmed case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) involving a Windsor Locks resident. The 39 year-old individual is not hospitalized and is recovering at home.
Further information about this individual will not be released by the Connecticut Department of Public Health because this case in and of itself would not cause the Department to recommend any more stringent precautions than it has already recommended to date. We are entering into a period of sustained community transmission of COVID-19. It would be unreasonable to assume that this one individual is the only person afflicted in town.
Residents should already be following the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Connecticut Department of Public Health. All residents should be practicing social distancing. Adults and children should remain home as much as possible. The symptoms of COVID-19 are a dry cough, fever and shortness of breath. Stay home if you are sick except to seek emergency medical care or if advised by your physician. Avoid contact with people who are sick, frequently wash hands with soap and water for a minimum of twenty seconds. Cover your cough and avoid touching your face. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as doorknobs, light switches, table and countertops.