After no COVID-19 cases for three months, Sherman sees eight in two weeks

Sherman First Selectman Don Lowe

Sherman First Selectman Don Lowe

Carol Kaliff / Hearst Connecticut Media

SHERMAN — As a result of a recent increase in cases of COVID-19, the town of Sherman is advising residents to follow all health protocols against getting the virus.

A town-wide alert sent Monday said, “Due to an increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases statewide and also in Sherman (eight cases in the last two weeks), we ask that you adhere closely to the previous health protocols which include socially distancing from non-family members, wearing a face-covering in indoor public places, and washing hands frequently.”

Sherman First Selectman Don Lowe said Monday he’s concerned about the rise in cases.

“We didn’t have any cases for three months so we’re just trying to get ahead of it in some ways,” Lowe said. “We went very suddenly from gray into the red with the state and because of that, it’s our responsibility to do a little bit more outreach too — so this is part of that effort.”

Additionally, the alert encouraged residents to consider getting vaccinated if they’ve not already done so. According to the town’s website, Sherman’s vaccination rate is around 60 percent. The town’s vaccination van will come to Sherman from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 18 at Charter Hall. The van will return Oct. 9 for second shots. This is a free service.