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Posted on: March 20, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 03/20/2020: COVID-19 Update


Governor Lamont has just announced his latest initiative by Executive Order, Stay Safe-Stay at Home. This order tells all non-essential businesses to close and all non-essential members of the workforce in Connecticut to stay home. Grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, healthcare offices, public transportation, financial services, and other essential services and businesses will remain open. This is preliminary guidance, which will be updated when the order is published officially.

As First Selectman my number one priority is the health and safety of our residents. 

As COVID-19 continues to escalate and in accordance with Governor Lamont’s Executive Order issued today, I’m making a change in how the town will deliver services to our residents. Effective Monday, March 23 at 9 AM all town employees at the Town Hall building on Quality Street will work remotely. This will allow the Town to continue to provide our residents with town services while ensuring the health and safety of our residents and town employees. If you need assistance please call 203-452-5000. A directory of staff and departments can also be found on the Town website in addition to additional information. Please allow a reasonable time for a response.  

All essential Town employees including the Police, EMS, Emergency Management, Fire Marshals, Director of Heath, Public Works employees, Parks Department Maintenance employees, Transfer Station employees, and other personnel designated by me will report to work at their respective places of service where they will continue to deliver essential services to our community. Please understand that this information is evolving and town services such as the transfer station may change.  

I want to thank all our First Responders who will continue to make sacrifices to ensure that our residents remain safe. I know I speak on behalf of our entire community who share my sentiments of gratitude and appreciation to all our First Responders.

I also want to thank all our Town employees who must continue to work to deliver essential services to our residents. This includes our Public Works, Parks Maintenance, and Transfer Station employees. We all appreciate your continued hard work.

I’m asking all of our Town residents to take this pandemic and all the warnings and restrictions very seriously. At this time the only way to slow the spread of this virus is to reduce social interaction.   The most effective way to do this is for both adults and children to stay home and not interact with people outside of your household.  You must observe the Governor’s orders.        

In order to reduce the opportunity for residents to congregate in town spaces I, in conjunction with our Health Director, have already taken unprecedented measures to close our parks, recreation spaces, our public golf course, and many of our town buildings. Restaurants and bars are closed, except for take-out services. The mall is closed. Salons are closed. I understand that some of our residents are unhappy with these measures. However, I will continue to emphasize in the strongest terms possible, that the only way to stop the spread of this virus is for all of our residents to take this seriously and respect all the restrictions and closures, and stay home. 

It is our responsibility to each other, to do all that we can, to stop the transmission of this virus. 

I will continue to update the public via the Town website, robocalls, The Trumbull Times, and the CT Post.

Please check the Town Website as often as possible.

If you have not signed up for the Town’s alert system please do so as soon as possible. Go to the town website at and follow the directions.

Again please stay home if possible, stay informed and stay safe.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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