This is First Selectman Vicki Tesoro with an important update about the COVID-19 situation.
It is Monday, March 23rd.
The Town of Trumbull has been informed of our first laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19 is a 50 year old individual. We understand that this information is concerning; however, the Town of Trumbull has been working diligently to prepare for this situation. As localized transmission continues throughout Connecticut, we should anticipate more confirmed cases within the town. We will continue to communicate with the State Department of Public Health and post daily updates and case counts on our town website.
It is extremely important to continue to practice the following preventive measures:
- Practice social distancing
- Avoid large gatherings
- Wash your hands often for 20 seconds with warm soap and water.
- When hand washing is not available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue immediately away
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces (including your cell phone and computer keyboard)
- Face masks are recommended for use for only people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.
The Pequonnock River Trail is available for open recreation for those practicing social distancing; however, the basketball courts, playgrounds, parks, and the golf course in Trumbull are closed to prevent gatherings of people.
I continue to urge all of our residents to stay home as much as possible to make sure you, your family, and your neighbors are much less likely to be infected by this virus.
The Governor has issued several orders including his “Stay Safe, Stay Home” directive to slow the spread of the virus. Beginning Monday, March 23rd at 8 PM, all non-essential businesses are required to close. Essential services and businesses are allowed to remain open. These essential businesses include grocery stores, pharmacies, and restaurants providing take-out and delivery, and liquor stores.
A complete list of these essential services and businesses can be found on the Town website.
Governor Lamont is urging all residents to sign up for the CTAlert system for statewide updates. Residents can sign up for this system at www.ctalert.gov. This information can be found on the Town’s website.
I will continue to provide updates via our Town website, robocalls, social media, the Trumbull Times, and the CT Post.
I am confident that the residents of Trumbull will continue to take this situation seriously and do their part to ensure their own safety and that of their neighbors. Together, our community will continue to work together to get through this crisis.
Thank you for listening.