Two additional positive tests results for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) involving Windsor Locks residents were reported to us today by our Health Director. Her data comes directly from the Connecticut Department of Public Health. One individual is between the ages of 50 and 59, and the second individual is between the ages of 70 and 79. These additional cases bring the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases involving Windsor Locks residents to twelve.
Windsor Locks citizens are asked to do all they can to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. According to the health department, we have entered a period of widespread community transmission, which means that we should not assume that the reported cases are the only infected people within our community.
Residents should follow the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Connecticut Department of Public Health. The symptoms of COVID-19 are a dry cough, fever and shortness of breath.
- All residents should be practicing social distancing.
- Adults and children should remain home as much as possible.
- 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.
Responsible citizenship requires that we take the needed steps to limit the spread of COVID-19. Even if in an age group that has not experienced a high percentage of illness or death, reckless behavior can lead to further transmission of the virus and the illness or death of others. We are all in this together.