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Posted on: February 8, 2021

[ARCHIVED] 2021-02-08 COVID-19 Update

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Good Evening,

Governor Lamont this afternoon announced that Connecticut residents 65 and over are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. The official start date for this group is this Thursday, February 11th. 

You must have an appointment to receive the vaccine. 

To make an appointment through the Vaccination Administration Management System (VAMS) residents can fill out the registration form on the state’s website, at https://dphsubmissions.ct.gov/OnlineVaccine 

Residents can also call the Vaccine Appointment Assist Line at 877-918-2224. This line is open seven days a week from 8 AM to 8 PM. 

Vaccines will also be available by appointment at some Connecticut pharmacies also starting this week.  We will provide further information about these appointments when it is available.  

Other vaccination locations are expected to begin taking appointments this week as well. More information about these sites and additional vaccination resources can be found here: https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1553

In summary, all Phase 1a individuals, including Healthcare Personnel, Long Term Care Facility Residents, Medical First Responders, and those Phase 1b individuals who are 65 years of age and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination at this time.

Vaccinations for frontline workers and individuals with an underlying medical condition will begin sometime in March.

The Trumbull Health Department is currently in the planning stages to administer the COVID vaccine to Trumbull’s homebound population.  If you are a homebound resident and would like to receive the vaccine, please call 203-638-5230 and leave your name, address and phone number.  Your name will be added to our homebound waitlist and you will be contacted as soon as this vaccination process begins.

If you have questions about the vaccination process, please call the Trumbull Senior Center at 203-452-5199. 

Free Covid-19 Drive-Thru Testing is still being offered by Griffin Hospital every Tuesday from 9:30 AM to 3 PM at Unity Park on Unity Road. This testing site is open to Trumbull and non-Trumbull residents.  No appointment is necessary, and results are available in 24-48 hours. Please bring a valid I.D.  We will update the town website if this testing site is closed due to tomorrow’s winter weather.

Please continue to 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, whether indoors or outdoors, and social distancing is not possible. 

Stay well and stay safe.

Thanks for listening!


COVID-19 Information, State of Connecticut Guidance, and Town Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/covid-19%20vaccinations

https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/725/Novel-Coronavirus

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html

Information from the Tax Collector's Office

To protect the public and Town Employees the Tax Collector's office at Town Hall is closed to the public. Tax payments can be made online, by mail, or in a drop-box at Town Hall. 

Go to https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/285/Online-Tax-InquiryPayment-System or make your check payable to "Trumbull Tax Collector" and mail to Trumbull Town Hall, Tax Collector, 5866 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611. The drop-box is located inside the front entrance of Town Hall, (at the door near the parking lot and brick walk), but is only accessible Monday through Thursday, 9 AM to 5 PM. No cash will be accepted in this box. Please call 203 452-5024 with any questions.

In accordance with Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 9R issued on December 16th, I have decided that the municipal tax deferment (postponement) program approved by the Trumbull Town Council on 4/21/2020 giving taxpayers the ability to postpone payment of their local property taxes will be applied to the tax bills that became due and payable on January 1, 2021. 

The last day for payment of these taxes without interest is extended from Monday, February 1, 2021 to Thursday, April 1, 2021.

This postponement will apply to the following municipal taxes and fees that will become due on January 1, 2021: 

  • Real Estate Tax -- 3rd installment of 2019 Grand List
  • Motor Vehicle Tax -- 2nd installment of 2019 Grand List
  • Supplemental Motor Vehicle Tax -- 2019 Grand List
  • Personal Property Tax -- 2nd installment of 2019 Grand List
  • 2020 Sewer Assessment  -- 3rd installment

This postponement does not apply to real estate accounts in escrow and paid by a bank. Please understand that January payments made after April 1, 2021 will bear interest at the rate of 1-1/2% per month, so that a payment made on April 2, for example, will require payment of 6% interest. 

Landlords must qualify to be considered eligible by filing an application with the Tax Assessor’s Office. The application deadline is January 15, 2021.   Questions: call the Tax Assessor’s Office at 203-452-5016.

For more information visit the Town website:

https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1501

Key Provisions of the COVID Federal Relief Package

https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=1503

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:

https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/DocumentCenter/View/4690/Griffin-community-flyer-trumbull2?bidId=

https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1468

https://progressive-diagnostics.com

https://www.211ct.org/search?page=1&location=Connecticut&taxonomy_code=11048&service_area=connecticut

https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Priority-Populations

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 is open to the public by appointment only. Flu vaccines are available. Please call 203-452-1030 in advance to schedule an appointment. 

Travel Advisory Information 

The travel advisory for anyone entering Connecticut from states with high community spread of COVID-19 is still in effect. This advisory was updated on December 18, 2020. 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.

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

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.

Effective Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021, the following business sectors will be subject to an 11:00 p.m. closing time 7 days per week. 

  • Restaurants (last service for in-person dining at 10:30 p.m., although takeout and delivery may continue)
    • 24-hour diners may reopen for indoor dining for breakfast at 5:00 a.m.
  • Entertainment and recreation venues (e.g. movie theaters, bowling alleys, performing arts theaters)
  • Indoor and outdoor events at commercial venues 

Updated-Sports-Guidance-Summary

** Effective January 19, 2021, the Team Sports on Pause is no longer in effect. Team sporting activities must adhere to the latest DPH Guidance and Sector Rules for Reopening. Click https://portal.ct.gov/DECD/Content/Coronavirus-Business-Recovery/Updated-Sports-Guidance-Summary for a summary of the updated guidance. **

Trumbull Citizen Alert - Emergency and Community Notification Program

The Town of Trumbull has implemented a state-of-the-art emergency notification system to alert citizens about emergencies and other important community news. The emergency and community notification system, operated in partnership with Everbridge, enables the Town of Trumbull to provide important community notifications and essential information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, fires, floods, unexpected road closures, or evacuation of buildings or neighborhoods.

Sign up here:

https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/408/Trumbull-Citizen-Alert

https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/list.aspx

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