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Posted on: April 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 2020-04-06: Trumbull Officials Continue Pleas for the Safety of Town Residents

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As the COVID-19 health crisis continues and residents adjust to the stay-at-home emergency orders, Trumbull Town officials are providing reminders for those who seek recreational escapes at any destination on Town property. Local police officers will be patrolling these areas to provide assistance when needed, and to maintain a level of public safety.

  • Town Parks and playgrounds are closed; no one is permitted to play in these areas;
  • All school playgrounds, ballfields, and basketball courts are closed;
  • The Rails-to-Trails walking path is still open, but should be used cautiously to avoid close contact with others who are in the area.
  • Officer will be patrolling all of these areas and reminding everyone of the basic precautions:
  • Do not gather in groups of more than five (5);
  • Do not participate in close contact sports or games in any location;
  • Maintain a safe distance from others while in any public areas.

Another issue that has developed is traffic congestion where people are parking to access the trail and other areas that are popular for walking. Some basic safety measures when driving:

  • Park your car only in a marked parking space, or at the curb in a non-restricted area;
  • Do not block driveways, sidewalks, or fire hydrants;
  • Maintain a safe distance from curves, hills, or intersections, and be careful not to obstruct the flow of traffic on the roadway;
  • Do not park in restricted zones or off the paved road on grass or dirt areas that may be private property;
  • Be considerate of others who are walking, jogging, biking, or driving in the area.

Trumbull Police will have officers patrolling in marked cars, motorcycles and bicycles to enforce all laws and ordinances, in this on-going effort to promote public safety during this time difficult time.

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