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5/11/2020 - COVID-19 Southbury Update

Webinar Series on Reopening Southbury

The Office of Economic Development is hosting a weekly series of webinars to assist the local business community as they prepare to reopen their businesses. The first, “Returning to Work: Let’s Talk Labor” will be held this Wednesday, May 13th from 12:00n – 1:00pm and features as panelists Catherine N Awwad, Executive Director of the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board and Stephen Romano, Director, Northwest Region, Connecticut Department of Labor. They will answer questions employers and employees may have around returning to work. The webinar will be introduced by Jeffrey Manville, First Selectman of Southbury, and is hosted by Economic Development Director, Kevin Bielmeier. Questions may be submitted prior to: To register go to:

Lt. Governor Bysiewicz Launches Covid-19 Coding Computing Challenge for 3-12 Graders Deadline to submit entry is May 29, 2020

Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, joined by OPM Secretary Melissa McCaw, Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona, Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Sibongile Magubane, and Department of Higher Ed Executive Director Tim Larson, today announced the launch of the “Lt. Governor’s COVID-19 Computing Challenge: A statewide challenge to address a global concern.” Connecticut students in grades 3 through 12 are challenged to work individually or as a team to propose an idea for a computing technology application (functioning apps are not required). The idea for the coding challenge was inspired by the work of the Council on Women and Girls Education and STEAM Subcommittee in partnership with its Steering Committee community partners.

“Due to the novel coronavirus radically disrupting the 2019-20 academic year for the state’s students, this computing challenge provides a valuable resource for educators who are considering ways to keep their students academically engaged in rigorous problem-solving,” Lt. Governor Bysiewicz said. “Connecticut students are invited to submit ideas that could be implemented with computer technology like apps, websites or computer programs, in order to defeat the spread of the disease, aid our communities, and/or encourage and inform the general public. I’m looking forward to seeing what our students come up with.” Follow the above link for further information.

Pomperaug Health District COVID-19 Case Summary for May 11, 2020

The Pomperaug District Department of Health continues to monitor cases of COVID-19 in our community. The cumulative case count in the Pomperaug Health District has increased to 255. Twenty-nine percent of the cases in the Health District (Southbury, Woodbury, and Oxford) are from congregate sites such as nursing homes, assisted living, group homes, and the Southbury Training School. The acceleration in the growth of new cases seems to be slowing, as can be seen by the flattening curve on the case growth chart.

covid-19 cases graph

covid-19 cases by population

covid-19 cases growth

We are sad to report that 31 people in the Pomperaug Health District have died due to COVID-19. Two-thirds of these were people over 80 years old. Three-quarters of the fatalities were in cases that occurred in congregate housing facilities.

covid-19 fatalities graph

covid-19 death graph

Data is obtained from the Connecticut Electronic Disease Surveillance System (CTEDSS). The case counts in the database are updated throughout the day as new information comes in. Depending on the time of day when the Health District and the State generate their reports, there may be differences in case numbers.

For more information on COVID-19 visit The website is updated regularly with current information.