STAMFORD, CT – The City of Stamford’s Department of Health was notified that a COVID-19 early warning wastewater system detected a potential increase in cases of COVID-19 in Stamford. This detection system is operated through a collaborative effort between Yale University and the State Department of Public Health,
“COVID-19 is still a Public Health Emergency, stated Mayor Martin. It is everyone’s responsibility to protect themselves and reduce the spread of COVID-19. It’s time for residents to be more vigilant and increase compliance with all health and safety protocols.”
The Stamford Department of Health is reminding residents to continue to engage in protective measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission and to protect yourself. This is even more important during the approaching Labor Day Weekend when there will be more outdoor activities.
Director of Health, Dr. Jennifer Calder would like to remind everyone of the following simple measures to help control the spread of the virus: “Wear a mask or face covering that covers BOTH your nose and face at all times when outside. Social distance; stay six feet away from others. Wash your hands frequently. Avoid crowded events. If you have signs and symptoms of COVID-19, please self -quarantine and call your healthcare provider for advice; and if you have been exposed to someone known or suspected to have COVID-19, self-quarantine for 14 days and get tested.”
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2 – 14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19 (list does not include all possible symptoms):