Municipal Buildings, Senior Center & Library are closed to the public until further notice.

3.16.2020 - All municipal buildings will be closed to the public. Staff will be available by phone and email during normal business hours until further notice.

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Please see the attached and below press release from First Selectman Smith.

I would like to start by saying that we have no known cases of the coronavirus, Covid-19, in the Town of Beacon Falls. I have met with our Emergency Management Team and we are going to implement precautionary measures for the health and safety of our community.

Accordingly, the Town of Beacon Falls is acting consistent with the State and local health department recommendations to limit the exposure of our residents by reducing unnecessary contact through the following actions:

  • All non-essential public board, committee and commission meetings, are cancelled effective immediately.
  • The Senior Center and Public Library are closed to the public effective immediately.
  • The Senior Mini-Bus will ONLY be running for routine, non-sick medical appointments.
  • Municipal staff will report as usual; however, we urge residents to utilize online resources whenever possible.

THESE RESTRICTIONS WILL REMAIN IN PLACE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

The Town of Beacon Falls is in contact with the State and local health departments daily. While I understand that these precautionary measures may be an inconvenience, the safety of our community is top priority and your patience is appreciated. During this time, I also ask that if you know of any disabled/elderly residents in our community, please check on them and assist them if possible.  

In the meant time, we urge residents to continue to follow the CDC and local health department guidelines and regulations including, but not limited to;Wash your hands frequently with soap - minimum of 20 seconds;

  • Use hand sanitizer with a minimum of 60% alcohol when soap & water is not available;
  • If you are not feeling well or exhibiting symptoms, you should contact your doctor or call the State’s Emergency Coronavirus Hotline if you have questions. Residents with questions relating to Covid-19 can call 2-1-1 or text "CTVOID" to 898211. The 2-1-1 hotline is available 24 hours a day;
  • Stay home if you don’t feel well;
  • Avoid large public gatherings, unnecessary travel, shaking hands, touching your eyes, mouth, face and/or nose;
  • Clean and disinfect your home and everyday objects including but not limited to - doorknobs, cell phones, light switches, tables and desks.

Residents can obtain additional information by visiting the websites below

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

http://www.nvhd.org/2019-ncov/

https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Public-Health-Preparedness/Main-Page/2019-Novel-Coronavirus

Again, we are taking these steps as a precaution and have no immediate cause for concern in the Town of Beacon Falls and appreciate your patience. If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact my office.

Gerard Smith

First Selectman               

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Please see the attached link for the press release from Governor Lamont on Tuesday, March 10, 2020   https://portal.ct.gov/governor

Please click the links below to review the daily updated information from the CDC.

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

You can also visit the Naugatuck Valley Health District website at http://www.nvhd.org/2019-ncov/  or the State of CT Department of Public Health at https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Public-Health-Preparedness/Main-Page/2019-Novel-Coronavirus

 

 

 

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