NEW CANAAN — There have been 11 new reported COVID-19 cases in town, First Selectman’s Kevin Moynihan said Friday in his weekly briefing.

Moynihan said nine of the cases are unrelated, while two are connected with each other. The infected people range in age from 20 to 60, he said.

Due to the increase in cases, Moynihan said, “Halloween in New Canaan must be different this year.”

He said the annual Halloween Block Party on Elm Street has been canceled.

“We urge residents to read and follow the CT Department of Public Health and CDC guidelines for safe Halloween activities as set forth on the DPH and CDC website,” he said.

Moynihan also spoke about the spread of the virus in the town versus the town’s schools.

“Although community transmission is occurring in New Canaan to some extent, we continue to not see transmission without schools,” Moynihan said.

Moynihan also pointed out there have been 233 recent negative tests among New Canaan residents.

He also said that while COVID cases among New Canaan residents remain relatively low, more than 3,000 people from other communities come to town to work, shop or dine each day.

Moynihan has spearheaded an effort to post signs in the downtown area, requiring masks pedestrians walking around the village to wear masks.

“Because community transmission is occurring in town and spikes are occurring in neighboring communities such as Norwalk, we strongly encourage seniors and other vulnerable residents to avoid crowded areas and gatherings and to return back to social isolation practices that will keep you safe.” Moynihan said.

Older adults can contact the the Lapham Center to find out about available alternative programming at 203-594-3620. To request assistance with food shopping or transportation, contact Human Services at 203-594-3093.