Coronavirus Update 7-30-2020

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Dear Suffield Community & Town Employees,

Since our last update, community-oriented and conscientious residents across the State enabled Connecticut to be one of the few states nationwide making steady progress against COVID-19. In the Town of Suffield, we especially celebrate the good news that yesterday marked the second full week with no active cases in Suffield House. We should all be very proud and appreciative of these efforts and progress.

Unfortunately, the battle is not yet over as evidenced elsewhere. A quick review of the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionwebsite reveals that as of today, over 4.4 million Americans have contracted COVID-19, with more than 150,000 succumbing to it. Since yesterday alone, nearly 66,000 new cases were identified. Perhaps most concerning to us – the increase in Connecticut’s teen/young adult population (see related article). This group plays a crucial role in mitigating spread. While it is easy to become complacent given our current environment, we urge all residents to continue practicing mask-wearing, social distancing and hand-washing. Failing to adhere to these measures poses a great risk to getting students back to school this fall, parents back to work, and the economy back in action. We truly are all in this together. 

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