On July 1, 2020

Fair Haven Covid cluster remains at 12

State stops short of saying outbreak is contained

Staff report

FAIR HAVEN — Last week a cluster of new Covid-19 cases popped up in Fair Haven. On Monday, June 22, two cases were reported, but by Wednesday there were 12. However, since then, no new cases have been confirmed in the area — and over 200 Covid-19 tests were conducted in the community over the weekend, Vermont Health Commissioner Mark Levine said at the  press conference, Monday, June 29.

According to the Vermont Dept. of Health, 10 of the confirmed cases were New York residents with the remaining two being from Vermont.

The cases, thus far, have all been traced back to one specific work site in Fair Haven, which employs many New Yorkers due to its proximity to the neighboring state.

Citing confidentiality, the state won’t identify the company’s precise location or name.

All 12 people identified are quarantining, and Levine said Vermont and New York health department staff has been tracing contacts who might be at risk of exposure. Levine, however, stopped short of saying the outbreak was contained saying it was still too early to know for sure, but he did say thus far it hasn’t grown.

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