Coronavirus Update-New Cases, CIAC Return to Play Guidelines, CT Dept of Ed Guidance & Detailed Case Data

July 30th – Highlights from the CT DPH report as of 8:30 p.m. Wednesday July 29th versus the previous day’s report:

  • Wilton: 2 additional cases reported. 
  • Hospitalized Patients: Statewide, 13-net patient increase. Fairfield County, 8-net patient increase.  
  • Deaths: Statewide, 6 deaths. Fairfield County, 2 deaths.

Today the CT Interscholastic Athletic Conference released their guidelines for athletic activities for this fall.  The document notes that school districts and health departments will consult before determining their own implementation plan.

CT Department of Education has also released their guidance.  The leading indicator for determining the appropriate learning model is based on the 7-day average new cases per 100,000 residents:

  • Low:  In-person favored if less than 10 new cases per 100,000.
  • Moderate:  Hybrid favored if 10 to 24 new cases per 100,000.
  • High: Remote learning favored if 25 or more cases per 100,000.

For Wilton, 10 cases per 100,000 equals an average of 1.8 cases per day.  We averaged 1.3 cases per day over the last 7 days.   

Decisions about learning and sports will be based on residents’ behavior over the next several weeks.  It is that simple.  If you want your child learning in school and if you want your child playing school sports, please have your family behave in a manner that maximizes the chances of that happening:

  • Keep 6 feet distance from anyone who does not reside in your household. This includes while exercising, while on the sidelines during team sports, while a spectator or while socializing.
  • Wear a mask, if you can't keep 6 feet of distance and are medically able to wear one. 
  • Avoid Coronavirus hotspots.
  • Quarantine if you travel to a hotspot. 

The CT Data Center reported the following for Wilton as of 8:30 p.m. July 29th and versus the dates prior to the start of Phase 1 and Phase 2:

  • 240 cases, 33 additional since June 16th and 40 since May 19th.
  • 2,618 residents tested, 1,468 since June 16th and 1,868 since May 19th.
  • 3,443 tests performed, 1,991 since June 16th .
  • 42 deaths, 1 since June 16th and 5 since May 19th.

CT DPH reported the following for Fairfield County and Statewide as of 8:30 p.m. July 29th:

  • 17,786 cases, 1,405 additional since 6/16      49,670 cases, 4,241 additional since 6/16
  • 1,406 deaths, 54 additional since 6/16           4,431 deaths, 212 additional since 6/16
  • 27 hospitalized, 41 less than 6/16                   66 hospitalized, 120 less than 6/16

“You have to have responsibility for yourself but also a societal responsibility that you’re getting infected is not just you in a vacuum.” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and member of 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