Top part chart document COVID-19 in Darien

Town Health Director: New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Way Down in Darien

Download PDF

Darien Health Director David Knauf announced Wednesday morning that the town recently appears to be safer than it was from the COVID-19 pandemic, with a significant decline in people who have new, confirmed cases of the disease. “The medical advisor for the town informed the department yesterday he hasn’t treated a single COVID patient in a month at his private practice,” Knauf said in the news release. “Based on this data and similar trends reported in surrounding communities, it seems clear that community transmission has been significantly reduced and risk of Coronavirus illness is significantly lower than it was just a month ago.” Knauf said the Health Department “will continue to advise and conduct inspections during the reopening process” at restaurants, hair dressing salons, public pools, summer camps and beaches, along with conducting “contact tracing” of new COVID-19 cases, and other activities to lower the risk from the virus. He added: “In the meantime, please do your part by continuing with social distancing, hand washing and the wearing of face masks because it does appear those measures have made a difference.:

Here’s the entire announcement:

The Darien Health Department has been tracking reported cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Seoul restaurant empty Photo by Jouwen Wang, unsplash.com

Darien Health Dept: Food Establishment Inspections Suspended, Here’s What’s Replacing Them

Download PDF

The Darien Health Department has given a description of what it’s now doing to ensure food safety while formal inspection reporting has been suspended since the state suspended in-restaurant dining in mid-March. 

The department now has restaurants screening employees for COVID-19 symptoms, social distancing on the job and use of personal protective equipment (PPEs). Signage and floor or ground markings are required for customers waiting in line to pick up food, and one-way foot traffic flow is required. Workers must make sure to wash their hands, and no bare-handed contact with ready-to-eat food is allowed. The department is also making unannounced visits to food-serving establishments to make sure the safety rules are being enforced by establishment management and adhered to by employees, even though inspections aren’t formally recorded in the regular reports. “This office has begun dialog with our local establishments to ensure that when reopening does occur, it will be in accordance with best practices to protect the public and the food service workers,” the announcement said.

April 2 Darien COVID-19 test results

Darien Known COVID-19 Cases Jumps to 91, Town Reports More Darien Data

Download PDF

As of Thursday, April 2, the number of known cases of COVID-19 in Darien jumped from 77 to 91, an increase of 17 (or 18% over the previous day), according to a chart published Friday on the town government website. The chart, showing the daily number of positive COVID-19 test results, is one of a series presented on a web page on the town website. Other charts on the page show the distribution of Darien COVID-19 cases by gender, age group and age group over time. The hefty increase in the number of Darien cases is only in the number of known COVID-19 cases in town, not the actual number of cases (which is unknown), and it doesn’t come with an explanation of what factors might have resulted in the jump, such as possible delayed testing results from previous days or increased testing as more opportunities have become available to get a test. In an interview Friday afternoon, Darien Health Director David Knauf was asked about those possible reasons for the jump in the case number and agreed that those factors are both possibilities.

Health Department Inspection Ratings Restaurants 11-17-17

Most Recent Darien Health Inspection Reports for Food-Serving Establishments

Download PDF

Here’s how Darien restaurants and other food-serving places fared in the latest inspection reports, released Thursday by the Darien Health Department. The department on Thursday released six reports of inspection visits from Feb. 14 to March 7. Of those, three inspections resulted in a “B” rating and three more received an “A.” No establishment was rated “C.”

Health Rating Bodega Taco Bar

Latest Health Inspection Reports: How Darien Restaurants Fared

Download PDF

Here’s how Darien restaurants and other food-serving places fared in the latest inspection reports, released Thursday by the Darien Health Department. The department on Thursday released four reports of inspection visits from Feb. 27 to 28. Of those, one inspection resulted in a “B” rating and “A” was the rating for the three others. No establishment was rated “C.”

Health Certificate Frosty Bear 01-19-17

Latest Health Inspection Reports for Darien Restaurants

Download PDF

Here’s how Darien restaurants and other food-serving places fared in the latest inspection reports, released Thursday by the Darien Health Department. See Also:
Other, recent food-related articles:

Darien Chowder Challenge — Try ‘Em and Vote on Feb 27
Stamford Downtown Winter Restaurant Weeks Start Monday, Run Through March 1

The department on Thursday released eight reports of inspection visits from Feb. 8 to 18. Of those, two inspections resulted in a “B” rating and “A” was the rating for six others. No establishment was rated “C.”

Health Department Inspection Ratings Restaurants 11-17-17

Here’s How Darien Food Serving Establishments Fared in the Latest Health Inspection Reports

Download PDF

Here’s how Darien restaurants and other food-serving places fared in the latest inspection reports, released Thursday by the Darien Health Department. The department on Thursday released eight reports of inspection visits from Feb. 7 to 13. Of those, five inspections resulted in a “B” rating and “A” was the rating for three others. No establishment was rated “C.”

Health Inspection Certificate

Newest Health Ratings From Darien Restaurant and School Inspections

Download PDF

Here’s how Darien restaurants and other food-serving places fared in the latest inspection reports, released Thursday by the Darien Health Department. The department released seven health inspection reports on Thursday, and every single one of the inspections took place on Jan. 31, according to the department. Of those, four inspections resulted in a “B” rating and “A” was the rating for four others. No establishment was rated “C.”

Health Department ratings

Two Places Get ‘C’ Ratings in Latest Health Inspections of Darien Food-Serving Establishments

Download PDF

A restaurant and another food-serving establishment in Darien each received a “C” rating, the worst in the town’s A/B/C ratings system in the latest inspection reports, released Thursday by the Darien Health Department. The department released 10 health inspection reports on Thursday, for inspections that took place from Jan. 24 to 29. Only one inspection resulted in a “B” rating and “A” was the rating for seven others. Keep in mind that a food-serving establishment with a history of good ratings may occasionally get a poor inspection rating, occasionally the best do, and every restaurant normally gets a few things wrong.

Wuhan line to get face masks during Coronavirus outbreak

Darien Health Department: What We Know Now About the Coronavirus

Download PDF

As has been reportedly widely in the news, a novel viral infection has been identified in the region of Wuhan, Hubei Province, China which has made thousands ill, claimed over 50 lives and has led to massive, global public health effort to contain the illness. — This is an announcement from Darien Health Department, incorporating information from the Centers for Disease Control and Connecticut Public Health Department. At the moment, the potential global impact of this virus is uncertain. However, it has captured the attention of our world leaders in the realm of public health, medicine and government. Here’s a summary of what we know now:

What is a novel Coronavirus (2019 n-CoV)?

Health Department Inspection Ratings Restaurants 11-17-17

Latest Health Ratings From Darien Restaurant Inspections

Download PDF

Here’s how Darien restaurants and other food-serving places fared in the latest inspection reports, released Thursday by the Darien Health Department. The department released eight health inspection reports on Thursday, for inspections that took place from Jan. 15 to 22. Of those, four inspections resulted in a “B” rating and “A” was the rating for four others. No “C” ratings were given.

Health Rating Bodega Taco Bar

How Darien Restaurants, Schools, Elderly Residences and Other Establishments Fared in Latest Inspections

Download PDF

Here’s how Darien restaurants and other food-serving places fared in the latest inspection reports, released Thursday by the Darien Health Department. SEE ALSO: “Health Board Endorses Fine for Restaurants Not Posting Health Ratings, Higher Fees for Repeated Inspection Failures“ (Monday, Dec. 23)

The department released 11 health inspection reports on Thursday, for inspections that took place from Jan. 6 to 14. Of those, two inspections resulted in a “B” rating and “A” was the rating for nine others.

Radon American Lung Association graphic

Health Department: Protect Yourself and Your Family from Radon — Get a Free Test Kit

Download PDF

People who don’t smoke can still get lung cancer, and breathing indoor air with elevated levels of radon is one of the biggest causes for non-smokers. High levels of radon get in some homes and not others, and the way to find out is by using a test kit. Lucky for you, Darien Health Department has them and is giving  away a limited supply free test kits. Winter is the best time to test — so get your kit soon. — This article is based on an announcement from Darien Health Department, along with information from the American Lung Association.

Health Certificate Frosty Bear 01-19-17

‘C’ Ratings for Supermarket, Restaurant in Latest Darien Health Inspections

Download PDF

Two long-standing town institutions, one a restaurant and the other a supermarket, each received “C” ratings, the worst in Darien’s A/B/C health inspection ratings system, in the latest reports released by the town Health Department. SEE ALSO: “Health Board Endorses Fine for Restaurants Not Posting Health Ratings, Higher Fees for Repeated Inspection Failures“ (Monday, Dec. 23)

On Thursday, the department released 10 health inspection reports for inspector visits that took place from Jan. 2 to 7, five inspections resulted in a “B” rating and “A” was the rating for two others. Keep in mind that a food-serving establishment with a history of good ratings may occasionally get a poor inspection rating, occasionally the best do, and every establishment normally gets a few things wrong.

Health Department Inspection Ratings Restaurants 11-17-17

‘C’ Rating for One Place in Latest Darien Health Inspection Reports

Download PDF

One restaurant in Darien received a “C” rating, the worst grade in town Health Department’s A/B/C ratings system, in the inspection reports released Thursday by the Darien Health Department. SEE ALSO: “Health Board Endorses Fine for Restaurants Not Posting Health Ratings, Higher Fees for Repeated Inspection Failures” (Monday, Dec. 23)

The department released 11 health inspection reports on Thursday, for inspections that took place from Dec. 27 to 30. Seven inspections resulted in an “A” rating and “B” was the rating for three others.