Westerly Police Chief Shawn Lacey said Friday the families of the two children remain in quarantine, but both childrenone in elementary school, the other preschool agehave already recovered. 

He added that the state has not informed him of any new COVID-19 cases in town.

“They’re trying to break it down now by county,” Lacey said at a news conference held by town officials. “Yesterday, I know it was reported there were seven in Washington County. I have not been advised of any new cases in Westerly other than those two cases, which have now recovered.”

Westerly Town Manager Mark Rooney also announced that Westerly Hospital is still working on plans to open an out-patient testing site on the hospital campus. The site, which still needs approval and supplies from state health officials, will initially only take samples from health care workers with a doctor’s order to be tested at parent hospital Yale New Haven.

“In the future, if sample collection is expanded to the greater community, it would only be done by an appointment basis, again with a physician order,” Rooney said.

Lisa Konicki, executive director of the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce, said the hospitality industry in Westerly is already experiencing a significant impact from the disruption of COVID-19. As of today, Konicki said, more than 400 hospitality workers in Westerly have already lost their jobs.

“The hospitality industry was the first and arguably the hardest hit,” Konicki said. “But many other industries are experiencing sharp declines in sales, are being forced closed, and/or being forced to layoff staff who live here in this community.”

Konicki said some businesses are also struggling to find available workers, as parents stay home with school-age children and others avoid going outside because of the coronavirus.