Latest New Canaan Coronavirus Updates

Alfred Branch

This article originally appeared on the New Canaan Patch

NEW CANAAN, CT — The new coronavirus outbreak in Connecticut and across the nation is having vast impacts in New Canaan, including the closure of schools and many businesses.

The number of cases of the illness caused by the virus, known as COVID-19, continue to rise and additional measures and closures continue to be announced. The governor has declared a 'Stay Safe, Stay Home' program. All non-life-sustaining businesses in Connecticut have been closed.

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As of Wednesday, there were 875 positive cases of coronavirus in Connecticut, including 19 confirmed cases in New Canaan. A total of 19 people in Connecticut have died as a result of COVID-19.

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Here are the latest local updates from New Canaan:

The town has 19 confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases — and three deaths — as of Wednesday, but New Canaan's director of Emergency Management worries that the number of cases might be under-reported. Read more...

Dear New Canaan friends and neighbors,

As a town and as a nation, we are now a month into the most challenging health emergency we have seen in our lifetimes. Read more...

Monday's inclement weather temporarily stopped New Canaan's drive-thru coronavirus (COVID-19) testing efforts, but the town plans to start up again on March 26, according to the town's Emergency Management Director Mike Handler. Read more...

Town Hall will be closed to the public beginning March 23, announced New Canaan First Selectman Kevin Moynihan on Sunday, but most essential Town employees will continue to serve the public from home. Read more...

The first 50 people were screened for the new coronavirus (COVID-19) on Friday at New Canaan's drive-thru testing site, Emergency Management Director Mike Handler announced. Read more...

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