Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton has been a weekly guest on the i95 Morning Show for years, and has made more frequent appearances since the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus.

This morning (April 13) he appeared with Ethan and Lou for an update on the state of the city, and said that mitigation efforts are working. Each day, Danbury picks up about 40 to 50 new cases of Coronavirus.

Instead of going up on a sharp steep climb, we're kind of on a gradual curve.

Boughton said he hopes that by mid-May we might start to see a gradual return to work, provided that more testing measures can be put into place. He said not to expect a "flip of the switch" where life just goes back to normal.

If we don't do this in a smart way, we're just going to keep chasing our tails until we can get some sort of vaccine.

Boughton encouraged all residents to blow their car horns or air horns, ring a bell and make a lot of noise to support our essential workers this Saturday night (April 18) for five minutes beginning at 7:00 PM.

You can hear the entire interview below, and check out the i95 Morning Show for frequent updates from the Mayor.

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