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Update on COVID-19 and Election Day

Posted on
October 13, 2020
by
Town Hall

It’s been several weeks since I sent out an email regarding COVID or other Town news.  The good news is that the number of cases in town has been flat for a number of weeks, and Litchfield County in general has shown good performance.  The schools have been having success with their plans and activities for the return of students, so that is also good news, at least so far.  The caution, of course, is that the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths is showing an increase in other parts of the State and in the country in general, so we must remain vigilant and cautious.

Please don’t forget that facemasks are required in Connecticut in most circumstances where you are in a store or in close contact with other people.  Please look at the State’s guidance on masks and face coverings, and since Halloween is only a few weeks away, please look at the guidance to make sure that it is a safe holiday:

Masks and Face Coverings:
Pursuant to Executive Order No. 7NNN, masks or cloth face coverings that cover a person's nose and mouth are required to be worn 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. Guidance on face coverings has been issued to the state's businesses. To make a face covering at home, watch this video from the CDC

More guidance is available at the links below:

Latest Guidance

https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Covid-19-Knowledge-Base/Latest-Guidance

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Halloween Guidance

On a different topic, the Town Hall will be closed for town business on Election Day and will be dedicated to supporting the election.  It will be used for Election Day Registration, dropping off last minute absentee ballots, and the processing of all of the received absentee ballots.  However, please do not wait until the last minute if you are not coming to the polls – please get your absentee ballot to Town Hall either by mail or in the drop box by the lower level door.  More information will be sent out as we get closer to the election, but please submit your absentee ballot as soon as possible if you do not plan to vote in person on Election Day.