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Posted on: November 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 2020-11-24 COVID-19 Update

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Good Evening,

This is First Selectman Vicki Tesoro with an important COVID-19 update:

As of last Thursday, Trumbull's virus positivity rate was 8%. Trumbull is in the red zone as is most of Connecticut. Over the last 2 weeks Trumbull had 115 additional positive cases bringing our total cases to 856. Sadly one person from Trumbull has passed away since this surge began. 

The Superintendent of Schools announced last Friday that the Trumbull Public Schools for all grades, Pre-K through 12 will remain in full remote learning through Friday, December 4th.

In order to further protect the public and our town employees a few town operations will change beginning Wednesday, December 2nd.

Town Hall offices including the Recreation Office will remain open to the public by appointment only, Monday through Thursday, following the same procedures that have been in place since July 1st. 

Town Hall offices will remain closed to the public on Fridays to allow the buildings to be thoroughly cleaned. Town Departments will continue to work remotely on Fridays to assist the public.

Beginning on Wednesday, December 2nd the public will also need to schedule an appointment with the Town Clerk’s office, walk-ins will no longer be allowed and the Tax Collector’s office will be closed to the public until further notice. 

Just as we did last spring, tax payments can be made online or by mail. There will also be a box available at Town Hall beginning, Monday, November 30th where Town residents can place their tax payments.  For safety and security reasons this box will be located inside the front entrance of Town Hall and will only be accessible during regular Town Hall business hours, Monday through Thursday, 9 AM to 5 PM. No cash will be accepted in this box.

Please note that if you use the mail, the U.S. postmark will be honored as the date of payment, regardless of when the payment is processed. If you choose to pay online, your payment will be reflected and updated in 48 hours on the online system.  

No cash will be accepted through the mail. If mailing your tax payment, please make your check payable to "Trumbull Tax Collector" and mail to Trumbull Town Hall, Tax Collector, 5866 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611. 

Please use our online system to look up information regarding your tax bills. All amounts showing due on the website are accurate as of the date of viewing. 

https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/285/Online-Tax-InquiryPayment-System

The last day to pay the November 1st sewer use fee without interest is Tuesday, December 1st.  Town Hall is closed for Thanksgiving beginning tomorrow at 1 PM, Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th.  If you have not paid this fee yet, we strongly encourage you to do so either by mail or online to avoid possible long lines outside of Town Hall. Only a limited number of people will be allowed inside the building at one time to visit the Tax Collector’s office. 

To repeat, the Tax Collector’s Office will be closed to the public beginning, Wednesday, December 2nd.

The Town will be returning to full electronic permitting as of December 2nd.  Town permitting and inspection departments will provide information on their webpages for those seeking commercial or residential permits and inspections. A drop box for applications, plans and packages for Engineering, Inland Wetlands, Planning and Zoning, and Zoning Board of Appeals will be provided outside of the Public Works Administration Building at 366 Church Hill Road.

The Trumbull Senior Center and Social Services will remain closed to the public. Services continue to be provided remotely. 

The Trumbull Library on Quality Street will return to curbside only pickup beginning Wednesday, December 2nd. 

The Mary J. Sherlach Counseling Center will provide full remote services beginning Wednesday, December 2nd. Please call the Counseling Center for more information at 203-452-5193. 

Please visit the Town website for additional information or to schedule an appointment with a Town Department. 

This holiday season, we hope you will continue to support our small businesses in Trumbull.  Please consider restaurant gift cards, our local gift shops, and our malls for your holiday shopping.  

Please remain vigilant in dealing with this virus by continuing to practice social distancing and following the Governor's executive orders that require all residents to wear a mask or a cloth face covering when in public and a six-foot distance is unavoidable, whether indoors or outdoors. 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

During these difficult times please check on your elderly neighbors. 

If you or anyone you know is struggling to purchase food or can’t get to the store, please contact Social Services 203-452-5198 for this and other services. 

Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation during these challenging times.

 I want to wish everyone a safe, healthy, and Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks for listening!


COVID-19 Information and State of Connecticut Guidance 

Thanksgiving 2020

According to the CDC and health professionals the safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving this year is at home with the people you live with. 

If you are considering traveling and/or gathering for Thanksgiving please review the guidance from the CDC, which is posted on the Town website. 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/thanksgiving.html

New COVID-10 App

Governor Ned Lamont announced that the State of Connecticut has launched its official COVID-19 exposure notification app, COVID Alert CT. The app, available for Apple and Android mobile devices, informs users if they may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 – all without sharing any personal information. See here for more information: https://portal.ct.gov/Office-of-the-Governor/News/Press-Releases/2020/11-2020/Governor-Lamont-Announces-Launch-of-COVID-Alert-CT

COVID-19 Testing Information

See the following links for COVID-19 testing information:

COVID-19 Information

Please review the information here for 3 key steps to take while waiting for a COVID test results: https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/DocumentCenter/View/4617/3-Key-Steps-To-Take-When-Waiting-For-Your-COVID-19-Test-Results-PDF?bidId=

For updated information about COVID-19 and important State and Town updates, please continue to use this link: https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/725/Novel-Coronavirus

Flu Vaccination Information

The Trumbull Health Department will continue to offer walk-in flu vaccines to residents of all ages.  Please refer to this flyer for dates and times of walk-ins.  Vaccines will be offered while supplies last. 

Travel Advisory Information 

The travel advisory for anyone entering Connecticut from states with high community spread of COVID-19 is still in effect. Please see the Town website for more information.  

https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Travel

Connecticut COVID-19 Data Tracker

The State of Connecticut's COVID-19 metric report is issued once per day, every Monday through Friday, usually around 4:00 p.m. The report that is issued each Monday contains combined data that was collected on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Connecticut COVID-19 Data Tracker: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/COVID-19-Data-Tracker

Trumbull COVID-19 Dashboard

A series of live case data, graphs, and information can be viewed on our Trumbull COVID-19 Dashboard. The Health Department and Nursing Department have been contacting residents who have contracted COVID-19 to follow up with them and ask questions about their experience dealing with the virus. 

Data presented is live and will be continuously updated to provide residents with the most up-to-date information.

View the COVID-19 Dashboard: https://veoci.com/veoci/p/dashboard/pxa54xvx6s

Phase 2.1

In response to the surge of positive cases across the State, Governor Lamont rolled back the entire state to phase 2.1. on Friday, November 13, 2020.

https://portal.ct.gov/DECD/Content/Coronavirus-Business-Recovery/Sector-Rules-and-Certification-for-Reopen

The changes in this phase include limiting private gatherings to 10 people, reducing capacity at restaurants to 50% and establishing a closing time of 10 PM for restaurants, entertainment, and recreation venues. Attendance at sporting events and religious gatherings are also reduced.

More specific details are as follows:

The major changes that will occur under Phase 2.1 include:

  • Restaurants will reduce to 50 percent capacity with a maximum of 8 people limited to a table;
  • Restaurants and entertainment venues (i.e. bowling allies, movie theaters, arcades, etc.) will be required to close by 10 p.m., with the exception of food takeout and delivery services, which will be allowed to continue after 9:30 p.m.;
  • Personal services, such as hair salons and barber shops, will remain at 75 percent capacity;
  • Event venues will be limited to 25 people indoor, 50 people outdoor;
  • Performing arts venues and movie theaters will have a capacity of 100 people; and
  • Religious gatherings will be limited to 50 percent capacity or 100 people maximum.

Employers are reminded to maximize telework to the extent possible, and those over 60 and with chronic conditions are urged to remain home as much as possible.

New State Guidance Regarding Team Sports, as well as Gyms and Fitness Centers

The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development published updated sector rules regarding team sports, as well as gyms and fitness centers. These rules take effect Monday, November 23, 2020.

Some of the new rules include:

  • All team sporting activities, except collegiate and professional, are prohibited until January 19, 2021.
  • All team scrimmages, competitions, camps, clinics, and tournaments including all interscholastic, "pick-up" games, and other informal athletic activities prohibited.
  • "Team" is defined as a group of more than four people jointly engaged in an organized or recreational athletic activity on a court, field, etc.
  • Masks are now required in all gyms and fitness centers with no exceptions.
  • Fitness classes have been reduced to 25 percent capacity.

https://portal.ct.gov/DECD/Content/Coronavirus-Business-Recovery/Team-Sports-on-Pause

Please see the Town website for additional information.

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