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Posted on: July 23, 2020

2020-07-23 COVID-19 Update

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Good Afternoon,

This is First Selectman Vicki Tesoro with an important update:

Many of our Trumbull residents have been effected by job loss over the past several months. We will be hosting a virtual Town Hall Meeting on Jobs, on July 29th at 3:00 PM. Information on how to join this meeting will be posted on the town website. In addition Rina Bakalar, Director of Economic and Community Development and me, we will have special guests joining us. Joseph Carbone, President and CEO of The WorkPlace, Inc. will discuss the labor market and services his organization is offering job seekers. We will also have a team of representatives from Amazon. They will provide an information session on their current hiring efforts for Trumbull and other locations in the area. In addition, they will share information on the Amazon Delivery Service Partner Program, which looks for entrepreneurial-minded individuals who are interested in starting their own business delivering Amazon packages. We hope you will join us next Wednesday at 3 PM.

As a reminder most Town Buildings reopened on July 1st. The public must have an appointment to visit Town departments with the exception of the Tax Collector’s and Town Clerk’s office where walk-ins are welcome. Please visit the town website for more information.

An online scheduling system to make appointments with Town departments can be found on the Town website. Please go to the home page and click on the link for "Appointments" and follow the directions for the department you wish to visit. Residents can always call by phone and make appointments. Please call 203 452-5000 for a directory of departments. If you are unable to locate a department, please call 203 452-5005 for assistance. https://veoci.com/veoci/p/form/4cakv8xncy7b#tab=entryForm

The tax deferment program approved by the Town council in April applied to tax payments due to the Town of Trumbull on April 1st 2020 and for payments due July 1st, 2020. The April 1st deferment expired on July 1st. The last day to pay your July 1st installment is extended from August 3, 2020 to October 1, 2020. https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/280/Tax-Collector

In person appointments will resume at the Mary J. Sherlach Counseling Center on Monday, August 3rd by appointment only. Please call 203- 452-5193.

Trumbull Parks and Recreation has updated the town pool reservation and cancellation policies. These changes went into effect today, July 23rd. Registration times are now more staggered, so please make sure you review the changes prior to registering. As a reminder EVERY person must be on the reservation, including infants, nannies and guests. For more information visit https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/857/Outdoor-Pool-Reservation-Information or call 203-452-5060.

We have resumed our Summer Concert Series. The next concert is Monday, July 27th at 7 PM at the Town Hall Gazebo. There will be another program the following night, July 28th also at 7 PM. A full list of concerts can be found at https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/371/Summer-Concert-Series.

Friday night, July 24th is our first "Movie In The Park" event of the year! This week’s movie is "Knives Out." Movies are free and are held on the lawn at Twin Brooks Park at 8:30 PM Vehicles without a valid park sticker may be ticketed. Our full schedule can be found at https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/341/Movies-in-the-Park-Dive-In-Movies.

There are still spots left in our 2020 Summer Camp Program! Details can be found at https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/camps.

There will be a virtual informational public hearing on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 10:00 AM to hear from residents about the proposal by the 2020 Trumbull Redistricting Committee to change from four to seven voting districts. The proposed plan can be found on the town website at the following link: https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/728/2020-Trumbull-Redistricting-Committee.

For information on how to attend this informational public hearing please visit the town website. To attend this public hearing, please join the meeting online by going to: https://zoom.us/j/98850808037?pwd=aUl0clBIejdQb1JSa0JNbC9MQ0tpZz09 and using Webinar ID: 988 5080 8037 and Password: 677533. Or join by telephone by dialing: (312) 626-6799 or (888) 475-4499 (Toll Free) and using Webinar ID: 988 5080 8037.

The Trumbull Police Department would like to remind residents to lock their vehicles, remove valuables, and not leave your keys or key fobs inside the vehicle. The continued larcenies from vehicles left unlocked and those stolen with keys in them is more than a local issue, it occurs statewide and beyond.

The police have made multiple arrests and continue to investigate these crimes but are asking for your assistance.

Pursuant to Governor Lamont’s Executive Order, a travel advisory is currently in effect for anyone entering Connecticut from a state with high community spread of COVID-19. Anyone entering CT from a prohibited state is directed to self-quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state. As of July 21, 2020 there are a total of 31 states that meet the criteria and are included in Connecticut’s travel advisory. These states are listed on the Town website with additional information: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/travel, https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1333

Phase 3 of the governor’s reopening plan will be announced soon. Effective on July 3rd and still in effect are the following rules for gatherings and venues:

  • Indoor private gatherings – 25 people
  • Outdoor private gatherings – 100 people, one time exception for graduations at 150 people
  • Outdoor organized gatherings (e.g. fireworks, concerts in municipal parks) – 15 feet of space blanket to blanket, cap of 500 people. Event organizer responsible for compliance with guidance.
  • Outdoor event venues (e.g. amphitheaters, race tracks) – 25% of fire capacity and distancing

More information can be found here: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Covid-19-Knowledge-Base/Latest-Guidance

Small Business Resource and Business Recovery updates can be found here:

https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=1327

https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=1329

Trumbull has 578 residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and a total of 124 of our residents have passed away. 370 of those who tested positive have recovered or are recovering. 103 of the people who died were residents of our long term care facilities. Please keep all of these families in your thoughts and prayers.

The rate of new positive COVID-19 cases in Trumbull continues to remain steady.

In accordance with the CDC guidelines and the Governor’s executive orders all residents should continue to wear face coverings especially where social distancing is not possible. This does not apply to anyone for whom doing so would be contrary to their health because of a medical condition.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPx1yqvJgf4

Thank you for your continued cooperation.

Please stay safe and stay well.

Thanks for listening!

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