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8/29/2020 - Mayor Ganim, Director Morrissey Advise Bridgeport Residents to Remain Vigilant as Fairfield County Becomes "At Risk of Outbreak" for COVID-19


Mayor Joseph P. Ganim
Bridgeport, CT

For Immediate Release                                                                            
August 29, 2020

MAYOR GANIM, DIRECTOR MORRISSEY ADVISE BRIDGEPORT RESIDENTS TO REMAIN VIGILANT AS 
FAIRFIELD COUNTY BECOMES “AT RISK OF OUTBREAK” FOR COVID-19


BRIDGEPORT, CT – Mayor Ganim with Bridgeport DPH Director Morrissey are issuing a warning to Bridgeport residents to remain vigilant in protective measures as Fairfield County was issued a COVID Alert today stating, “At risk of outbreak.”    

The COVID alert is a function of COVIDActNow, a tool that the State of Connecticut Department of Health suggested local municipal health directors monitor as another tool to track community spread of COVID-19. (see photo)

Director Morrissey acknowledges, “The data from COVIDActNow paints a broad picture of Fairfield County, and we may see the influence of Danbury’s spike in our surrounding towns in the coming days. We must take this seriously now in order to mitigate a surge in Bridgeport. We have had over 4,000 positive cases to date, and recently new cases in individuals under the age of 19 are outpacing other age groups.” 

“Bridgeport residents have been diligent in keeping up with safety protocols.  We’ve done our best to stay on top of the information and provide it as readily as possible,” stated Mayor Ganim. “So, I’m expecting our residents to stay true form; hear this update as a warning and continue, or return to, extra cautionary measures of wearing masks, washing hands, keeping social distance, and absolutely avoid gatherings.”

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