The CT Department of Public Health has reported six new cases of COVID-19 in Wilton since the start of September. The town has recorded a total of 254 reported positive cases since the start of the pandemic.

Wilton Cases by Month

Total Deaths:  42 (No change since July 19)

September Daily Changes
Aug. 31:  248
Sept. 1:  251
Sept. 2:  250
Sept. 3:  251
Sept. 7:  252
Sept. 8:  254

Connecticut Data (as of Sept. 8, including one-day changes)

Total COVID-19 Cases:  53,871 (+89)
Total COVID-19 Deaths:  4,474 (+0)
Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations:  57 (+7)
COVID-19 PCR Tests Reported:  1,290,642 (+5,943)

Case Increases by Age Group (one-day changes)
0-9:  975 (+3)
10-19:  2,459 (+21)
20-29:  7,383 (+28)
30-39:  7,845 (+13)
40-49:  7,504 (+5)
50-59:  8,840 (+11)
60-69:  7,053 (+2)
70-79:  4,649 (+1)
80+:  7,136 (+5)

Fairfield County Data (as of Sept. 8, including one-day changes)

Total COVID-19 Cases:  19,159 (+24)
Total COVID-19 Deaths:  1,417 (+0)
Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations:  9 (+1)

Vanderslice:  Why Playgrounds are Closed

In her update Wednesday, Sept. 10 to residents, First Selectwoman Lynne Vanderslice explained why Wilton has not opened playgrounds anywhere on town-owned property, including schools.

“Town and school playgrounds are closed. The Town of Wilton adheres to the sector rules issued by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development. Under those rules, shared equipment requires regular cleaning during the hours the equipment is in use. It isn’t realistic for the town to provide the required frequency and level of cleaning. Fortunately, Wilton has outdoor alternatives for young children and their parents, including our many trails and open spaces and the Norwalk River.

Gov. Lamont Extends Executive Orders to Nov. 9, 2020

On Tuesday, Sept. 8, Gov. Ned Lamont signed Executive Order No. 9A–the 69th since he enacted the emergency declarations–enacting the following provisions:

  • Reissuance and extension of COVID-19 executive orders to November 9, 2020: Renews and extends all of the unexpired executive orders that were issued under the March 10, 2020, public health and civil preparedness emergency declarations through Nov. 9, 2020, unless an order already has a specific expiration date, in which case the specific expiration date will remain in place.
  • Extension of agency and municipality orders of concurrent duration with public health and civil preparedness emergencies: Extends all unexpired orders, rules, regulations, directives, or guidance issued by any official, agency, department, municipality, or entity to continue through Nov. 9, 2020, unless earlier modified or terminated.

Regional Travel Advisory Updated, Now Stands at 35 Restricted Locations

The regional travel advisory between Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York that directs incoming travelers from states with a significant community spread of COVID-19 to self-quarantine for a 14-day period was updated Tuesday, Sept. 8, and now includes Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, and West Virginia on the list of impacted locations. Meanwhile, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have been removed from the list.

The quarantine applies to any person traveling into Connecticut from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents, or higher than a 10% test positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average.

The list of impacted locations is updated once per week every Tuesday. As of this week, the full list of impacted locations falling under the travel advisory includes:

  1. Alabama
  2. Alaska
  3. Arkansas
  4. California
  5. Delaware
  6. Florida
  7. Georgia
  8. Guam
  9. Hawaii
  10. Idaho
  11. Iowa
  12. Illinois
  13. Indiana
  14. Kansas
  15. Kentucky
  16. Louisiana
  17. Maryland
  18. Minnesota
  19. Missouri
  20. Mississippi
  21. Montana
  22. North Carolina
  23. North Dakota
  24. Nebraska
  25. Nevada
  26. Ohio
  27. Oklahoma
  28. South Carolina
  29. South Dakota
  30. Tennessee
  31. Texas
  32. Utah
  33. Virginia
  34. West Virginia
  35. Wisconsin