June 22nd-Parks and Recreation’s Camp Looper opened today with just over 30 campers. We are happy to provide this opportunity for interested families, including those who require childcare. Camp is able to accommodate up to 80 campers per day. If interested, please register though e-Trak.
Merwin Meadows opened this past Saturday. Generally at any one point, there were approximately 30 residents in the park versus the 100-resident capacity. This easily allowed for social distancing. As a reminder, passes are required as proof of residency and are available at the park until July 1 and throughout the summer by contacting the Parks and Recreation office. Monitors are at the park from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. There are no lifeguards. IF YOU SWIM OR ALLOW YOUR CHILD TO SWIM, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. The Town is discouraging residents from using the pond for swimming.
The status of Town recreational facilities, buildings and services during Phase 2 is available on the Town’s website.
Many town services are available virtually.
We aren’t able to hold our annual Town July 4th festivities, but we did want to provide an opportunity for residents to connect with each other over the holiday. Wilton Senior Center, the Wilton Library and my office have teamed up to sponsor a July 4th House Decorating Contest. Sign-up information is available online, along with the event flyer. Look for more details in the local press.
The Norwalk River and many other rivers across the State are abnormally dry, due to low rain levels. Please remember to conserve water during this time and while the dryness continues. The River Alliance website is an excellent resource to learn more about Wilton and area rivers. The website includes monitoring results by the Federal government and local groups.
The CT Data Center reported the following for Wilton as of June 21st:
- 207 cases, no additional since June 17th and 5 new cases since May 31st
- 1,237 residents tested, 76 additional since June 17th and 360 since May 31st
- 1,574 tests performed, 103 since June 17th and 481 since May 31st
- 233 positive test results, no change since June 17th and 7 since May 31st
- Wilton’s rate of 1.27 tests per person tested is similar to that of area towns
- 41 deaths, no change since June 14th and 3 additional since May 31st
The State does not provide detailed data on antibody testing.
CT DPH reported 395,590 tests performed as of June 21st. That is a 53% increase in the number of tests since May 31st. The following is today’s data for Fairfield County and Statewide versus my last update:
- 16,398 cases, 85 additional since 6/17 45,782 cases, 342 additional since 6/17
- 1,362 deaths, 10 additional since 6/17 4,226 deaths, 37 additional since 6/17
- 51 hospitalized, 13 less than 6/17 140 hospitalized, 36 less than 6/17
CT DPH continues to encourage testing only for those in high risk living situations, those in jobs with a high risk of exposure, those with symptoms and those exposed, even if with no symptoms. CT DPH continues to discourage testing of residents who do not meet these criteria.
“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@example.com. My next update will be on Thursday, June 25th, unless something comes up that requires and update.