November 20, 2020
Coventry in Red Zone Alert Level for COVID-19
The Connecticut Department of Public Health released its weekly COVID-19 Alert Map yesterday, which indicates that Coventry has joined 144 other cities and towns in Connecticut in the red zone alert level, the highest of the state’s four alert levels.
We know that everyone is experiencing "pandemic fatigue" and wishes things would return to "normal." Now is not the time to let your guard down, especially as the holidays approach and many families are tempted to expand their social circles "just this one time." Although the promise of a vaccine is on the horizon, it will be months before mass vaccination logistics will provide a measure of protection.
We urge you to be vigilant. Stay home when possible, and minimize non-essential travel. If you must venture out, please maintain physical distancing, wear a mask when near other people, and use hand sanitizer frequently to protect yourself and others.
At this point town hall is still open to serve you. We are hoping not to have to scale back, but we may have to return to by-appointment visits if the situation continues to worsen. Essential businesses continue to stay open within current capacity guidelines. We would like to emphasize that the Coventry Winter Farmers' Market remains open as an essential service, and has worked with the Eastern Highlands Health District to comply with all safety standards.
If you need a COVID test, two sites nearby are offering no-cost, no appointment, drive-through testing beginning 11/22: In Vernon, at Rockville High School, 70 Loveland Hill Road, and in Tolland, 1 Eagle Hill. See the link to a flyer for more details.
Thank you for your cooperation.