The City of Danbury now meets the red alert metrics for both the municipality and the schools. The positivity test rate has doubled from last week from 3-percent to 5.7 percent.
The Community Health Center is collaborating with the City of Danbury to offer free COVID-19 testing at Price Rite's side parking lot on Main Street tomorrow. Testing will be done from 9am to noon. Testing will also be held on Sunday at City Hall from 10am to 1pm.
Danbury officials are reminding residents about a form available on the City's website to report COVID-19 regulation violations confidentially. Mayor Mark Boughton says it's helpful when people send photos on social media, but should also provide more details using the form. The Health Department is following up to ensure proper protocols are followed.
For the court orders to shut non-compliant businesses down, Boughton says they will physically put a chain across the door. While he believes the response is heavy handed and doesn't like doing it, Boughton says they have visited multiple times and the behavior hasn't changed.