Danbury Mayor on Vaccine Milestone + Schools Delaying Opening Again
The city of Danbury just set a vaccine milestone, and why are Danbury Public Schools delaying their opening again?
Every Tuesday morning you can find out what's happening in Danbury as Mayor Joe Cavo is on with us to discuss the issues people are talking about in and around the city.
Congratulations on hitting a vaccine milestone in the city, 10 thousand vaccines have been put into peoples arms. That's some number.
"That's a great number, but that was just our city clinic, our Health Department has reached that milestone. Prior to that, Nuvance has distributed out almost 29 thousand doses, as well as CHC over at the mall has been operating for almost three weeks now and their doing six to seven hundred doses a day. We're gaining on it, everyday we gain, everyday we make progress, and we're hoping that with the Governor's new roll out on April 1, we're also going to see an increase in doses allotted out to these clinics, so we're just going to keep giving people needles in hopes that we can get everyone vaccinated by summertime."
Now despite all this great vaccine news, cases in the city have gone up.
"Yeah, if you ask the science what it is, they are not sure at this point. But they are leaning heavily towards the fact that it could be variants. We know these variants could be more contagious and a little more troublesome when it comes to health conditions, so we just want people to be really, really cautious, continue to wear their mask, and don't let their guard down. With all this news about people getting vaccinated, we don't want people to relax and think we've got this, the pandemic is done. It's not and we still have some work to do, but we are gaining on it everyday....Wash your hands."
So Danbury Public Schools have made the decision not to re-open in April, what can you tell us about that?
"They just decided that the space issues are a big part of this, there's a requirement from the CDC about space of desks and they're just not able to meet those requirements. Until that requirement drops to a lower level and we get more people vaccinated, you're just not going to see the schools open full time just yet."