Corona Virus

The Town of Branford is working closely with the East Shore District Health, federal, state and healthcare providers to monitor the 2019 Corona Virus (COVID-19).

Currently there is no significant risk to Branford residents.  While the immediate risk of this new virus to our community is low at this time, everyone should use these practices to keep themselves safe:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.  Children should stay home from school or daycare if they are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then through the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Call ahead before visiting you doctor, if you have a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing.

Residents and businesses should create a plan to address the possibility of COVID-19 becoming widespread in the community.   

We are encouraging residents to be prepared, as if this was a pending storm emergency. 

I encourage everyone to visit the CDC Website at cdc.gov click on Coronavirus 2019 to find the latest information including information on emergency planning.

Any questions or concerns should be addressed by contacting the East Shore District Health Department at 203-481-4233.

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gobballfan

Just wondering, why aren't we advised every flu season to prepare as if it were a pending storm emergency? In the past six months, more people in America have died from falling off a bike than this "wide spreading, epidemic like" virus.

Guest

People are weak nowadays....that whole generation gets scared of their own shadow...no one has died in CT....however shut down schools...many teachers wanted schools closed so they can go on vacation and not work....colleges being shut...this will boomerang for people will start to realize we do not need college campuses any longer or school and overpriced teachers, principals who work half the years with loser degree from southern (where anyone can graduate)

folks will start to realize college campuses are a huge carbon footprint and school as well...kids can learn from video tape lectures and learn from artificial intelligence programs....I thank the good lord for the shut downs for when folks don't miss it - folks will realize they don't need it!!!....we can save so much money from getting rid of teachers and video taping classes and play the same tape ever year - and no bullying for kids won't be at a carbon spewing mother earth harmful school building any longer..hahahahahahahahahahaghaha...THIS IS GREAT...BUNCH OF PEOPLE AFRAID OVER NOTHING!

Guest

This didn’t age particularly well

gobballfan

I agree with the college backlash. With 2 kids in college, they are very quickly realizing the waste of resources and money to attend on campus classes.

Guest

Save your money...buy them houses instead....the amount of money wasted on college tuition (About 200k per kid) is crazy...start your kids off right...buy them house...no need for most degrees are worthless any way....Liberal Arts...are you kidding me? worthless

Guest

Perhaps the Town and the State might now reconsider the foolish ban on "single-use" plastic bags?

Today's Wall St. Journal, and last week's NY Post, ran stories about how much disease is transmitted through reusable grocery store tote bags.

It's one thing to feel virtuous, it is another thing entirely to create a new public health hazard where none existed before!

At least suspend the bans until the virus is under control.

Guest

now we all see why having guns and not to rely on government for anything...btw ..I don't care about this virus...more people die of the flu...this is all a big to do about nothing....but shows you how the media and democrats want people scared of nothing..you have better chance of dying from car accident.

I am living my life they way I want and everyone else can be scared of nothing but don't include me

Guest

Looks like Dan Malloy got away at just the right time.

Guest

Notice all the states being shut down are run by democrats and have santurary cities? After this, we need to push for no santurary states and have border walls...

Guest

people like you disgust me

Guest

let me guess... you work in education/town/state and get paid regardless if you do a good job or not?

Time to reopen USA and you will see the democrat run state run behind republican states for dems do not run anything well...dems like tragedy to make them feel useful.

One thing this corona has taught me. MOVE OUT of northeast and move to red state for red state run everything better with less gov.

We have shut down state for 12 people dead...crazy...more people die of flu.

Solution - any one test positive...quarantine them in hospital and leave the rest of us alone to work/play and do what we want.

Boy these News people and politicians never looked so happy when reporting about corona and deaths...they love this stuff...makes them feel important

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