As of yesterday afternoon, New Fairfield has 25 confirmed cases of COVID-19. This is the largest one day increase the town has had since the first confirmed case. The jump likely reflects increased testing and the implementation of rapid testing, however First Selectman Pat Del Monaco says it illustrates the need to be vigilant.
She notes that some experts believe that the true number of cases is about 10 times the confirmed number of cases, and includes those who have mild illness and those who did not qualify for testing. Del Monaco says residents should assume and take precautions as if you could be exposed to the virus in any public space.
New Fairfield Social Services, in conjunction with the Congregational Church will be collecting food for the Mobile Food Pantry today and Wednesday, from 11am to 2pm in the parking Lot of the Congregational Church. Items Accepted: Peanut Butter, Jelly, Bag of Rice, Canned Beans, Pasta, Pasta Sauce, Canned Fruit/Apple Sauce, Canned Vegetables, Parmalat Milk/Dry Milk, Oatmeal/Cereal, Canned Meats, Broth & Pudding.