Coronavirus Update-Graduation Prep, Call with State Commissioners & Case Data

June 10th –Graduation is in three days and the “signs” are clearly visible as Town and School staff are mowing, sweeping and pruning along School Road and Lilly Way.  New Wilton High School banners, donated by the Class of 2019, were hung around the school campus.  A Congratulations sign, designed by Wilton High Senior Patrick Burke, was hung in Wilton Center.  Congratulations to the Class of 2020. 

The following is information shared on today’s call with the Governor’s staff:

  • CT Department of Labor (DOL) continues to be delayed in processing claims.  Phone calls and emails continue to remain unanswered.  This week, 20 newly trained employees have been added to the call center.  Another 20 newly trained employees will be added in two weeks. In a month, CT DOL expects to set up a 60-person service center for phone inquiries and emails.
  • According to Betsy Bye, Commissioner of Early Childhood Services, the current childcare supply is down 85% versus the pre-Coronavirus supply.
  • A comprehensive executive order for Phase 2 should be released by Monday.  This delayed release provides only one day in between the release of the order and the start of Phase 2.

The CT Data Center reported the following for Wilton as of June 9th:

  • 206 cases, no change from June 8th
  • 992 residents tested, 4 additional since June 8th
    • 1,248 tests performed, 8 additional since June 8th
    • 1,021 negative test results, 8 additional since June 8th
    • 227 positive test results, no change since June 8th
  • 40 deaths, no change since June 8th
    • 19 laboratory-confirmed deaths
    • 21 probable deaths

CT DPH reported the following for Fairfield County and Statewide as of June 9th:

  • 16,134 cases, 26 additional since 6/8             44,347 cases, 168 additional since 6/8
  • 1,321 deaths, 2 additional since 6/8               4,120 deaths, 23 additional since 6/8
  • 92 hospitalized patients, 19 less than 6/8       270 hospitalized, 23 less than 6/8

Out of respect for each other, as Americans that care for each other, we need to be wearing masks in public when we cannot social distance.”  Dr. Deborah Birx, Coronavirus Response Coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

As always, if you have any questions, please email the appropriate town department or me at [email protected].

Thank you,

Lynne Vanderslice

First Selectwoman