New Fairfield is still in the state Department of Public Health's red zone for COVID-19 community spread. First Selectman Pat Del Monaco noted that there are no reports on home tests, but rates are steadily climbing. PCR testing is offered at the Senior Center Monday thru Friday, by appointment, through curative.com.
Selectman Khris Hall reminded residents that the last scheduled COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be held on Saturday, May 21st at the Senior Center from 10am to 4pm. There have been discussions for possible clinics in the event that the FDA approves the vaccine for children under 5 years old.
Meanwhile the FDA authorized a COVID-19 booster shot for healthy 5 to 11-year-olds. Already those 12 and older are free to get a booster and those 50 and over are authorized to get a second booster shot. The CDC must decide whether to formally recommend the booster for the 5 to 11 year olds with scientific advisers scheduled to meet on Thursday.