This is First Selectman Vicki Tesoro with an update about the COVID-19 situation.
The number of laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Trumbull has now increased to 7. The individuals range in age from 29 to 50. We expect to continue to see an increase in the cases within our Town. The Trumbull Health Department will continue to work closely with State officials to monitor the situation and report information regarding cases as it becomes available. We continue to urge our residents to follow social distancing guidelines and do your part to keep your family and others safe. I cannot emphasize this enough. Every resident must do their part to flatten the curve. Stay Safe, Stay Home.
For those in Trumbull who have lost their jobs and need information about unemployment benefits, please contact the State Department of Labor. If you or your family need assistance in the meantime, please reach out to our Social Services department at 203-452-5136.
New resources are being put in place for our businesses through the State of Connecticut and the federal government. Please be sure to sign up for business updates through the town website or contact our Economic and Community Development Director, Rina Bakalar at 203-452-5043 for detailed information to support your business.
Residents must pay their taxes online or by mail. No cash payments will be accepted by mail.
The Trumbull Social Services Department continues their work on behalf of our residents. Assistance is available to families, children, adults, and senior citizens. The Food Pantry at the Senior Center is open. Social Services is making deliveries to homebound seniors and there are drive thru services at the Senior Center to food pantry clients and residents in need.
Donations of food and monetary contributions are needed. You can find the list of Food Pantry needs on the Town website. Drive thru and drop-offs are by appointment only. If you or anyone you know is struggling to purchase food or can’t get to the store please contact Social Services at 203-452-5136 for this and other services and assistance. All calls, deliveries, and pickups are confidential.
The Senior Center staff and volunteers, including our CERT team, are reaching out to our seniors and have started the "Friendly Phone Call Program." This program will let our senior citizens know that someone is thinking about them and make sure they know what services are available to them.
Please check on your neighbors, especially your elderly neighbors. Leave them a note or call them.
These are challenging and difficult times. Please contact the Mary J. Sherlach Counseling Center at 203-452-5193 if you or a family member needs assistance.
Trumbull EMS and the Mary J. Sherlach Counseling Center are also offering a series of online community discussions. These conversations will focus on anxiety, stress and how people are dealing with the pandemic. The meetings will be held on Thursdays at 11 AM. Check the town website or call 203-452-5193 for more information. Leave a message and your call will be returned.
Please visit the virtual resources on the Parks & Recreation and Library pages on the town website.
The Pequonnock River Trail is open; however, there are times when the trail is severely overcrowded making social distancing impossible. If you see this is the situation please come back at another time. We will institute a different system if the overcrowding continues.
If you are in need of services from the Town please call 203-452-5000.
On behalf of the community I want to again thank our First Responders who continue to keep us safe.
Please sign-up for the Trumbull Alert System on the Town website at www.Trumbull-ct.gov, and the CTAlert system at www.ctalert.gov
Please stay home as much as possible, stay informed, and stay safe.
Thanks for listening.