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One year ago tomorrow Danbury and Norwalk officials gathered with state leaders at Danbury City Hall to announce that a Danbury Hospital employee who lives in Westchester County tested positive for coronavirus.  The individual was exposed to the virus while in their home by another individual who tested positive.  At the time, Governor Lamont said they had been expecting exposure of the virus for several weeks, because of outbreaks in New York.  There were still no confirmed cases among Connecticut residents at that point.  Health officials last year started urging people to follow basic but important steps like washing hands frequently, avoid shaking hands, avoid close contact with people who are sick, and stay home when sick.  Nuvance Health officials had been preparing for an infection since mid-January by holding weekly meetings.  But they cautioned then that anyone who is ill should first call their primary care physician and not just show up at the ER so they weren't overwhelmed by the “worried well” looking for answers. 

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