Dear Suffield Community & Town Employees,
As we continue to try and keep residents updated regarding COVID-19 with verified information, we want to emphasize the lag time in reporting that was mentioned in our last update. Confirmed cases continue to remain fluid and can vary by source which requires further reconciliation. As of late this afternoon, the CTDPH reports 41 confirmed cases in Suffield with the following additional details provided:
- 50% of cases at elderly/nursing facilities
- 50% spread throughout community; not centrally located to any specific geographic area
- Age range: early 20’s to late 90’s
- Age average: 50-60’s
- Youngest: 20’s
This data reinforces the need for ALL residents to abide by social distancing policies. As of today, we can also confirm Suffield has lost nine of our neighbors to the virus. Please keep these families in your prayers.
Public Safety – Wearing Face Masks in Public
The Centers for Disease Control recently endorsed the use of simple cloth face coverings in public. This new recommendation is just one of many measures and does not take away from the need for the public to continue social distancing and to stay at home except for essential business.