This is First Selectman Vicki Tesoro, with an important COVID-19 update:
Since my last call to the community on Friday we’ve lost our first Trumbull resident to the coronavirus. I was informed today by our Health Director that an 85-year old Trumbull resident has passed away. We extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of this resident.
As of today, we have 48 laboratory confirmed cases in Trumbull. There are 6,906 confirmed cases in CT and 206 associated deaths. This data is now coming from the state website.
My thoughts continue to be with all of our residents in Trumbull, especially our neighbors who are suffering with this illness or are dealing with other issues due to this virus. I want to again thank our First Responders and health professionals who continue to make sacrifices to ensure that our community remains safe.
I know these are very challenging times for all of us. I am very appreciative of how many of you have responded to our requests, staying home and minimizing social interaction. Your actions help to lessen the strain on all our First Responders and health professionals thereby protecting everyone’s health and safety.
I again urge those who are not following the restrictions and guidelines to please stay home. I cannot emphasize this enough. As the number of cases continues to increase throughout Fairfield County, this guidance is of utmost importance.
I will have more information in an upcoming message on additional restrictions in Town and enforcement protocols, some of which have already begun.
In addition, I and several of our critical Town department heads will participate in an online Town Hall meeting tomorrow afternoon at 3:00. Instructions for viewing the meeting on the internet are on the town website, Trumbull-ct.gov. You can also listen to the meeting on the phone by calling 929-205-6099 and when prompted, using the webinar ID number 958 740 439. The meeting will also be streamed live on the Town of Trumbull Facebook page and will later be broadcast on Trumbull Community Television, Charter channel 194 and Frontier channel 99. I hope you will be able to watch this important meeting.
If you need to go out into the public, practice social distancing, wear a face mask and gloves if you have them, and avoid gatherings of any type. Proper precautions can help slow the spread of this virus and prevent deaths related to COVID-19.
Again on behalf of our community I share my condolences with the Trumbull family who lost their loved one.
Please stay safe, stay well and stay home.
Thank you for listening.