Dunkin' Donuts Park in Hartford will soon be used as a COVID-19 vaccination site, according to Mayor Luke Bronin's Office.
The mayor was joined by Yard Goats president Tim Restall to make the announcement.
"The coronavirus continues to be at levels that are far too high," Bronin said.
He said the city saw the highest levels of virus transmission after Thanksgiving and the last week had some of the lowest rates they've seen in a while. There were around 500 new cases, which is still far too many, he said.
Bronin said the small city of Hartford has lost 242 lives to the pandemic.
He urged people to continue to wear masks, wash hands, to socially distance and to avoid social gatherings.
Bronin is urging anyone who is eligible to get a vaccine to make an appointment to get one.
Residents who are 75 and older are now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine and Bronin said the city has partnered with senior centers so people looking for a vaccine can contact them by phone or email.
Beginning as soon as February 6, the venue will likely be used for specific, by-appointment testing events and those events will depend on the availability of vaccines on a weekly basis, according to the mayor's office.
Bronin said the city is also offering a mobile vaccination site at a senior living facility.