This is First Selectman Vicki Tesoro.
Based on an abundance of caution, and in order to protect the health and welfare of our community, the following measures are being taken in accordance with guidance from state and national health officials.
Effective tomorrow, Friday, March 13, 2020 and until further notice:
- All Trumbull public and private schools are closed. This applies to all athletic events and practices, club meetings and student activities.
- Before and after school childcare programs, such as TLC, are closed.
- All school out-of-district and out-of-state field trips are cancelled or postponed.
- The Trumbull Library and Fairchild-Nichols Memorial Library are closed and all library programs, meetings, and events are cancelled or postponed. Please check the Trumbull Library website for more information.
- The Trumbull Senior Center is closed. Food pantry and other limited services will be available.
- School and town group events are cancelled or postponed. Cancelled or postponed events will be posted on the Town and Board of Education websites. This will include PTA events.
- All Trumbull Recreation programs and town-sponsored sporting events are canceled. All team sports activities, including those with permits, are also canceled. All town sports fields are closed. Tashua Knolls Golf Course is also closed.
- Outside groups will not be permitted to use town and school facilities, including school gyms and auditoriums, the Trumbull Library Community Room, and the Helen Plumb Building.
In addition to these closures, all Town of Trumbull offices will be closed to the public Monday, March 16th, through Wednesday, March 18th. This includes Town Hall, the Trumbull Parks and Recreation Department, the Trumbull Health Department, the Trumbull Public Works Department, the Trumbull Animal Shelter, the Trumbull Nature and Arts Center, and the Mary J. Sherlach Counseling Center. The Transfer Station on Spring Hill Road will remain open. During this time, town staff will meet to discuss ways to reduce health risks to the public and town employees. Please call 203-452-5000 if you need assistance.
While tensions are high we need to remain calm and focused, and take precautions to limit community transmission. The most important message to all our residents is that if you or members of your family are feeling sick, PLEASE STAY HOME, and seek professional medical advice by calling your medical provider before going to the office.
If you are among the high-risk population for COVID-19, older adults and people with chronic medical conditions, please take extra precautions to reduce your risk of getting sick.
In addition, we urge all residents to follow social distancing recommendations by staying home as much as possible and avoiding large crowds. These measures are designed to slow down transmission of the virus.
These steps are not taken lightly, and we recognize the inconvenience, expense, and concerns these measures raise; however, they are needed in order to keep our community safe. Information on COVID-19 with links to the State and CDC websites can be found on the Town of Trumbull website at www.trumbull-ct.gov.
We appreciate your cooperation and understanding during these trying times.
Thank you for listening.