It's very important to not let your guard down, as we've seen recently here in Danbury with a slight spike in COVID-19 cases over the last couple of weeks. Now there seems to be a daily shutdown of school systems across the state. It's so imperative to be tested if you feel like you may have been exposed, and it's a great thing that the city of Danbury's Department of Health and Human Services, and the Community Health Center Inc. of Danbury have teamed up to offer a free COVID-19 testing event at the Danbury Fair Mall.

The event is happening today, Saturday September 12, 2020, from 10AM until 2PM in the Macy's parking lot of the Danbury Fair Mall, 7 Backus Avenue. Here's some of the other details: It is open to all, the test is free of cost, personal insurance is not required, pre-registration or appointment is not necessary, symptoms are not required for testing, and a prescription is not required for testing. If you need any additional information, you can contact the Danbury Department of Health and Human Services at 203-797-4625, or call Community Health Center, Inc. at 475-241-0740.

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Connecticut's positive coronavirus test rate stayed above 1 percent for the second day in a row as of Thursday. Hospitalizations decreased by 5 patients, down to 52, and there were four deaths Thursday, bringing the state total up to 4,478. Danbury led the state though with 47 new cases on Tuesday and Wednesday. If you happen to miss out on this event, you can look up all of the current information you may need on the city of Danbury's COVID-19 portion of their website, which you can get to by clicking HERE