Bethel Community Emergency Response Team volunteers have been assisting at the COVID-19 vaccine clinics providing support to the operation. Bethel Emergency Management officials say their tasks include health screenings, registration, interior traffic control, and post vaccine waiting area observation.
Since the start of the year CERT members have provided over 200 hours of volunteer time in response to the Pandemic. The Bethel-Redding COVID-19 vaccination clinic is by appointment only.
If eligible individuals are having trouble registering online, they can call the Bethel Vaccine Infoline at 203-794-8523, or the Bethel Senior Center at 203-794-8593. The phone lines are staffed from 8am to 4pm Monday through Thursday and 8am to noon on Friday. Messages left over the weekend will be retrieved on Monday.
Recent state figures show Bethel’s positivity rate, or the rate of new COVID infections, have declined for the third week in a row. Bethel went from a high of almost 12 percent a month ago, now down to 5 percent.