The following is an update on the Coronavirus situation in Easton. There are now cases being reported in Fairfield, it is inevitable that there will be diagnosed cases in Easton at some point. The overall number of cases in the state and our country will unfortunately continue to grow at an accelerating pace.
I have recorded several reverse 9-1-1 calls which may come up on caller ID as SPAM? DEMHS. Please answer this call to get the latest recorded message.
Effective immediately, I have made several more changes in town. Town Hall will now be closed to the public, we will continue to be manned by a skeletal crew but there will be no business conducted face to face. We ask the public to please use our website, checking individual department pages for applications and information. If you need to drop off something that is time-sensitive or essential, there is a blue bin in the lobby of the Police Department where you can leave your documents. It will be checked regularly throughout the day.
Our wonderful open spaces and our dog park remain open although we should all be reminded to practice social distancing. Play-scapes and playgrounds are now closed and our athletic fields remain closed as they were for the winter. Tennis courts will remain open as usual. The Easton Library is now completely closed as well.
For individual information about your personal situation you should contact your primary care physician. Testing does require a physician’s order.
Below are a few resources for medical questions that may arise.
For general information, the State of Connecticut will regularly update a site on frequently asked questions at https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Coronavirus/COVID-19-FAQs.pdf?la=en
Since recommendations change frequently, the following websites have information on who is at risk, what steps should be taken for those who think they were exposed or develop symptoms, and how to, when, and for how long to self-quarantine:
Below are a few important resource phone numbers:
Yale New Haven Health 833-ASK-YNHH (833-275-9644)
Hartford Health 833-621-0600
State of Connecticut 2-1-1
While I have been primarily authoring these updates, they are all done in collaboration with our Health Department Director, Dr. Christopher Michos, and our Director of Emergency Management, Police Captain Rich Doyle. We all communicate regularly and will continue to do so. It can be confusing if you receive communications from too many sources, so I will continue to speak for all of us as your First Selectman.
Be well, and we will get through this together as the strong and resilient community that we are!