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The virus infection case increase, the influx of the Delta variant of SARS-CoV2 (Covid-19) and the lower-than-expected vaccination rates has become the perfect storm for transmission of Covid-19.

The East Shore District Health Department and their member towns of Branford, East Haven and North Branford strongly recommend people wear masks when indoors at all public places regardless of vaccination status. Recently the increase in Covid transmission has resulted in local, community case increases by 2-3 times in a matter of two weeks.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently classified New Haven County as “substantial” for the level of community transmission. 

Masks continue to provide a significant level of protection from the transmission of this highly infectious virus variant. It is important for the public to understand that while indoors, in public settings, the vaccination and health status of other people are unknown.  With that uncertainty, people need to protect themselves and their families by wearing a mask and getting vaccinated if they have not done so already.

The Delta variant is now reported to be responsible for 80%-90% of the positive Covid-19 cases in our State. This variation of the Covid virus is 2 to 3 times more contagious and makes people sicker faster. When infected, both vaccinated and unvaccinated people can carry more of this virus than the original virus (variant). Being vaccinated and wearing a mask remains the best protection one has from becoming infected and passing the virus on to others.

The Health Department remains undeterred in its vaccination efforts, making the vaccines available at many different venues in the three towns. For more information about the vaccinations or to make an appointment please call (203) 481-4233 ext. 580 or go to the Health Department website at www.esdhd.org.

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Guest

The "health department" and "experts" have no credibility any longer. Don't want to hear highly educated morons.

Follow common sense people and remember to never listen to "experts" - EVER!

Experts are followers and always follow the crowd. The crowd is usually wrong and these morons have been wrong since the start!

Guest

The anti-vaxers and flat earth society are one and the same.

Guest

so says the person who thinks the virus did not come from china. keep believing msnbc and critical race theory you libtard

Guest

Ha ha idiot, I am a Trump supporter and Trump is responsible for the quick development of the effective vaccine. If people were as stupid as YOU 50 years ago we would still have Polio and small pox.

Guest

If it is effective, why are so many people (notably Trump supporters) not getting it? And to your point about polio and diseases being around, I agree, which begs the question, why aren't people getting this one?

Guest

Shakespeare said it all ..."me doth think you protest too much"

When the mob wants you too do something so badly...do the opposite.

hahahahahahahaghahahhgagha....

USA = followers = facebook. China will be here soon to take over the sheep of America.

Guest

Who says trump supporters aren’t getting the virus? Red states with no mask mandates have the highest infection rates currently. There are data showing a direct correlation between new Covid cases and the percentage of Trump voters in counties around the country.

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