Latest Darien Coronavirus Updates

Alfred Branch

This article originally appeared on the Darien Patch

DARIEN, CT — The new coronavirus outbreak in Connecticut and across the nation is having vast impacts in Darien, 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 14 confirmed cases in Darien. 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 Darien:

The town has relaxed its year-old ban on single-use paper and plastic bags, which will temporarily allow Darien businesses to provide bags at check-out during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, First Selectman Jayme Stevenson announced Wednesday. Read more...

According to Darien officials, the paddle tennis courts at Weed Beach and tennis courts at both Cherry Lawn and Weed Beach will be closed, effective March 25, until further notice, due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Read more...

With local restaurants closed except for take-out and delivery, and financial instability looming for an increasing number in our community due to the coronavirus pandemic, several Darien businesses, nonprofits and town agencies have created a solution to address food insecurity for residents of Darien and of surrounding communities in need. Read more...

Effective as of Wednesday, March 25, the Darien Department of Public Works has suspended all bulk pickup appointments for the foreseeable future due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to officials. No bulk pickup appointments will be scheduled. Read more...

After abruptly canceling a planned drive-thru coronavirus test collection site at Darien Town Hall, and taking heat for the decision, town officials announced they have established a new site at Darien High School that will launch on March 23. Read more...

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