Coronavirus Update-Tax Reminders, Travel Clarification, DMV Extensions & Detailed Case Data

July 27th - Daily highlights from the CT DPH report as of 8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 26th versus last Friday’s report:

  • Wilton: 1 less case reported. Correction of a prior report.
  • Hospitalized Patients: Statewide, 12-net patient decrease. Fairfield County, 4-net patient decrease.  
  • Deaths: Statewide, 5 deaths. Fairfield County, no change.

The number of new cases for younger residents continued to grow. Residents aged 0 to 19 accounted for 14.5% of all cases since the start of Phase 2, compared to 4.2% prior to Phase 2.  Residents aged 20-29 accounted for 23.8% of all cases since the start of Phase 2, compared to 11.8% prior to Phase 2. 

Please remember the following tax deadlines:

The CT travel advisory applies to all individuals who have spent 24 hours in one of the impacted states during the last 14 days and plan to remain in CT for more than 24 hours. When entering CT, whether by train, plane or automobile, individuals must complete and submit a travel form detailing their quarantine plan. The form is available online at ct.gov/travelform. Please note, you may experience difficulty with this web address.  I was able to open on my I-phone, but not on my MacBook.  They have been informed. 

CT DPH continues to emphasize that the 72-hour advance negative test in lieu of self-quarantine, was not meant to be an alternative for everyone entering CT.  It was meant for special circumstances. The following is from CT DPH FAQs:

Can travelers be tested for COVID-19 instead of self-quarantine? If a traveler is unable to self-quarantine for the required fourteen (14) day period, the self-quarantine requirement will not apply provided that the traveler has (1) had a negative test result for COVID-19 in the seventy-two (72) hours prior to arriving in Connecticut and (2) provided written proof of such test result to the Commissioner of Public Health via email to: [email protected] or via facsimile to: (860) 326-0529. If a test was obtained in the seventy-two (72) hours prior to travel but the result is still pending at the time of arrival in Connecticut, such traveler shall remain in self-quarantine in Connecticut until the test result is received and, if such test result is negative, the result is submitted to the Commissioner of Public Health. If the test result is positive and the traveler is asymptomatic, he or she shall self-isolate for ten (10) days from the date of the test; if symptomatic, he or she should seek medical assistance. Travelers who test positive for COVID-19 prior to traveling to Connecticut should delay such travel and consult with a medical professional.

Please call 211 if you have questions about returning from an impacted state.  

The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles extended deadlines. Eligible DMV credentials that expire between August 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020 are automatically covered by this extension. In addition to extending the expiration date of DMV credentials, late fees associated with eligible expired credentials will be waived during this time period of the extension for qualifying credentials.

Deadlines have been extended for the following DMV-related items:

  • All licenses, permits, and identification cards: Lengthens the credential extension to 90 days for credentials that expire between August 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020.
  • All registrations, including International Registration Plan and boat registrations: For credentials expiring between August 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020, credentials will be extended by 90 days from the expiration date.
  • Emissions testing and retesting: For test due dates that fall between August 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020, the due date will be extended by 90 days from the emissions expiration date.
  • Permanent disability placard: Any permanent disability placard that expires at the same time as a credential that is subject to an extension will be extended by 90 days.
  • Business licenses: For credentials expiring between August 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020, credentials will be extended by 90 days from the expiration date.
  • Temporary registrations: Temporary registrations obtained between August 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020 are extended by 90 days.
  • Temporary licenses, IDs, permits that contain a digital image: Expiration dates will be extended by 90 days for all temporary (paper) licenses obtained between August 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020.

The CT Data Center reported the following for Wilton as of 8:30 p.m. July 26th and versus the dates prior to the start of Phase 1 and Phase 2:

  • 233 cases, 26 additional since June 16th and 33 since May 19th.
  • 2,481 residents tested, 1,331 since June 16th and 1,731 since May 19th.
  • 3,258 tests performed, 1,729 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 26th:

  • 17,459 cases, 1,078 additional since 6/16      48,983 cases, 3,554 additional since 6/16
  • 1,402 deaths, 50 additional since 6/16           4,418 deaths, 199 additional since 6/16
  • 19 hospitalized, 50 less than 6/16                   59 hospitalized, 127 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