Coronavirus Update-New CDC Guidance, Vaccines & Case Data

February 15th- On Friday, the CDC issued new guidance for schools, including new indicators and thresholds for determining the risk of transmission within the community. The new indicators replace the previous 14-day average daily per 100,000 indicators. 

CDC Indicators and Thresholds for Community Transmission of COVID-19


Low Transmission

Moderate Transmission

Substantial Transmission

High Transmission





Total new cases per 100,000 persons in the past 7 days





Percentage of NAATs that are positive during the past 7 days





The CDC further advised if the two indicators suggest different levels, the higher threshold should be considered when determining mitigation strategies.  

Wilton, Fairfield County and the State of Connecticut were all Red-High Transmission with the following total 7-day new cases per 100,000 based on cases reported as of 8:30 p.m. on February 14th.  Positivity indicated Blue-Low Transmission.

  • Wilton                         120
  • Fairfield County         190
  • State of CT                  180

Despite these levels, we continue to see a slowing of the rate of transmission in Wilton, Fairfield County and the State versus January’s rates.   Unfortunately, health officials across the country continue to warn that by mid-March the “U.K.” variant (B.1.1.7) will be the dominate virus.  Today CT DPH announced the first Connecticut case of the “South African” variant (B.351).  The patient is a resident of Fairfield County, aged between 60 and 70 and had not been outside the area.  Please stay safe.

Current Vaccine Information

The following was provided by the CDC for Connecticut as of early yesterday morning: 

  • 674,704 vaccines administered. 
  • 473,106 residents or 13% of Connecticut’s population have received a first dose.
  • 79% of doses delivered to Connecticut have been administered.

Snow is forecasted for Thursday, the day of our next second dose clinic.  If there is a weather delay, Wilton Social Services personnel will reach out to appointment holders. 

Case Information

The following is data, as of 8:30 p.m. last night, from today’s CT DPH report versus Friday’s February 12th report.  

Data Point


Fairfield CTY


New Cases















Tests Reported





Hosp. Patients





Net Change














Please practice the 5 W’s and behave as if you have the virus and as if those around you do as well.

5 W’s

  • Watch your distance
  • Wear a mask/face covering when you can’t maintain 6 feet of distance whether indoors or outside
  • Walk, run or bike to the right in single file when passing another person on the NRVT, sidewalks and trails
  • Wait to host indoor gatherings
  • Wash your hands

If you have a question, please email me at

Lynne Vanderslice

First Selectwoman