Saud Anwar

State Senator

Saud Anwar

Deputy President Pro Tempore

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August 27, 2020

Senator Anwar Provides Update from Department of Public Health Regarding East Windsor COVID-19 Outbreak at Farm

Today, State Senator Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor) provided new details from the state Department of Public Health regarding a recent COVID-19 outbreak among workers at a farm in East Windsor. Sen. Anwar took action immediately after learning employees working at a local farm were found to have the virus, as he wanted to ensure this outbreak did not pose a significant threat to public health.

The Department of Public Health released additional details about the farm outbreak, which occurred at Mulnite Farms:

  • 34 people who reside at the farm have tested positive.
  • No workers required hospitalization and all infected individuals have recovered.
  • Additional people working there have tested negative for COVID-19 and have been instructed in self-quarantine and infection control.
  • DPH is continuing to work with state and local authorities regarding the outbreak.

“I’ve seen the impacts of COVID-19 firsthand,” said Sen. Anwar, “and as soon as I heard there was an outbreak in our community, I jumped to learn more. While there is cause for concern when hearing about an event like this, it is reassuring that all infected individuals have recovered and the virus’s spread appears to have slowed. If anything, this is a reminder of the extreme infectiousness of this dangerous disease. We must continue to take steps to fight COVID-19 such as social distancing, mask use and practicing good hygiene. I would also like to thank East Windsor First Selectman Jason Bowsza for his coordination and collaboration with the Departments of Public Health, Agriculture and Labor responding to this outbreak.”