TOWN OF BLOOMFIELD FIRST CONFIRMED CASE OF CORONAVIRUS - TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2020

Bloomfield has a confirmed case of COVID-19

The Town of Bloomfield received notice today from the West Hartford Bloomfield Health District (WHBHD) of the first confirmed case of Coronavirus Disease, COVID-19 in Bloomfield. Aimee Krauss, Acting Director of the Health District, informed us that the resident is between 25-35 years of age, but cannot disclose the identity or location of the resident due to privacy rules.

The resident will remain in self-isolation and the West Hartford Bloomfield Health District will regularly monitor the health of the individual and perform contact tracing, in compliance with guidelines issued by the state Department of Public Health.  Anyone who has had close contact with the resident will be told to self-quarantine. These procedural guidelines have been issued by the Department of Public Health.

Bloomfield town officials have been working with both the State of Connecticut and the District to limit the spread of COVID-19 since the onset of the virus’ arrival to the United States. We are proceeding with the assumption that there are other cases already in the Bloomfield community at this time and that the number of confirmed cases is likely to rise significantly.

Mayor Suzette DeBeatham-Brown stated, “I would like to thank our community for cooperating with both the Governor’s and Health District’s instructions to slow the spread of this disease and I am asking for our residents' continued patience and vigilance as we work together to “flatten the curve” of this virus’ progression. I am reminding residents to continue to protect themselves, avoid exposure; wash their hands frequently and avoid touching their face with unwashed hands. Practice social distancing of 6 feet or greater with other people, and do not leave home unless it is absolutely necessary.”

What To Do if You Are Sick –

  • If you display symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath, do not leave home except to receive medical care. Call your doctor if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19
  • Call ahead before visiting your doctor
  • Separate yourself from other people in your home, this is known as home isolation
  • Wear a facemask if you are sick
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Monitor your symptoms
  • Be sure to get care if you feel worse or you think it is an emergency

There is currently no vaccine or treatment for COVID-19.