Current Covid-19 vaccine Phase: 1b
Covid restrictions are being changed effective March 19th, 2021. With the state reopening slowly and restrictions lifted. Continue to practice Social distancing and use common sense. If you feel uneasy or unsafe leave the area. Capacity limits have been lifted for:
-Restaurants (8-person table limit, 11 PM closing for the dining hall, and distancing still required)
-Indoor Recreation facilities(Theaters will continue at 50%)
-Museum, Aquariums and Zoos
-Houses of worship.
To read the full press release click here
COVID in the community
People of Color and Low-income communities have a disproportionate number of Covid-19 hospitalizations and deaths due to their exposure to pollution. Pollution gives them adverse health issues like asthma and heart disease. These conditions are ideal for Covid-19 which targets these health conditions.
Things to keep Covid-19 at bay and lower the chances of exposure
- Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds after being out in public, blowing your nose, sneezing, or coughing.
- Wearing a mask in public is required when social distancing is not possible. Gov. Lamont has implemented fines for those who do not follow the order.
- Avoiding close contact
- Cough or sneeze into your arm
- Avoid large gatherings
- Clean and disinfect everything. Tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- Monitor your health daily. If you feel ill stay home. This is to protect you as your immune system could be compromised and to protect others. If you need groceries utilize a delivery service. This can be done in a no-contact form.
- If you travel, practice social distancing wherever you may be. Bradley International Airport now has a COVID screening station should you not want to or unable to quarantine for 14 days (Changing March 19th, 2021).
To learn more about the service click here. ***UPDATE*** It is a federal mandate to wear a mask snuggly over your nose and mouth on all Public Transportation.