WATCH: 1:00 Press Conference HERE
TOWN OF FAIRFIELD TO ANNOUNCE CLOSURES AND NEW PROTOCOLS FOR TOWN BUSINESS
First Selectwoman Kupchick signs a declaration of emergency; Town officials to announce closure of parks, beaches and temporary closure of all town offices to the public.
First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick signs a declaration of emergency in order to be consistent with actions taken by both the State and Federal government. As a result of this emergency the Town is taking the following actions.
First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick announced today all public parks, beaches and facilities including Lake Mohegan Trails, Cascades, all public open recreational spaces, the public golf courses, will be closed effective today.
All town offices will be closed to the public starting tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17 through Thursday, March 19. During this time, the Town will ensure safe protocols are put in place in order to allow business to operate in a way that protects Town employees and the public, and allows economic activity to continue. The new protocols for town business will be announced on Thursday.
The Town is meeting with grocery stores to review how to continue their operations and protect the public. Our goal is to ensure availability of groceries for all residents and share information for when and where commodities are limited.
First Selectwoman Kupchick asks the community to help do their part to flatten the curve. “The Town must take every step we can to limit the community transmission here in Fairfield. While we may not have a confirmed case yet, we know that it is coming. We are asking residents to take social distancing very seriously. We all have a civic responsibility to stay home and practice the CDC recommended guidelines if in public. We do not want to hinder economic activity, which is why we are temporarily closing town hall so we can put into place safe protocols going forward. The safety of our residents continues to be my top priority."
I also want to thank the Governor for his leadership in closing restaurants and businesses for dine-in meals. While I know this is going to impact our small businesses, we hope residents will take advantage of delivery or curbside pick-up. Our Health Department is working closely to ensure they have safe protocols in place to protect our residents.”
Check the website for updates and additional information soon: www.fairfieldct.org.