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Posted on: January 20, 2021

[ARCHIVED] 2021-01-20 COVID-19 Vaccination Update

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Good Evening,

This is First Selectman Vicki Tesoro with a COVID-19 Vaccination Update:

At this time all Phase 1a individuals, including Healthcare Personnel, Long Term Care Facility Residents, Medical First Responders, and those Phase 1b individuals who are 75 years of age and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination.

In addition to other ways to register for the vaccine included below, Griffin Health has announced that it is offering the COVID-19 vaccine in partnership with the State of Connecticut. Griffin Health is offering the vaccine at 10 Progress Drive, Shelton, to those eligible at this time.  You may call 203-433-3394 to request an appointment. Hours are Monday through Friday 7am-4pm and Saturday and Sunday 7am-11am.

Other ways to register for the vaccine:

Frequently asked questions about the vaccine: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/COVID-19-Vaccinations---FAQs 

If you do not have access to the internet, or you are not familiar with how to use it, or you continue to have problems using the VAMS system, or you have questions, please call the Trumbull Senior Center at 203-452-5199. Calls will be returned in the order they are received.  Due to the high volume of calls, please allow 2 business days for your call to be returned. 

Stay well and stay safe.

Thanks for listening.


COVID-19 Information and State of Connecticut Guidance

Governor Lamont Announces Two Cases of COVID-19 Variant Confirmed in Connecticut

Governor Ned Lamont today announced that public health officials in Connecticut have confirmed that the first two cases of the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 have been detected in the state. This is the same variant initially discovered in the United Kingdom.

The two individuals are between the ages of 15 and 25 and both reside in New Haven County. Both individuals recently traveled outside Connecticut – one to Ireland and the other to New York State – and both developed symptoms within 3 to 4 days of their return. Genetic sequencing of the virus has confirmed that the two cases are unrelated. The individuals’ specimens were collected earlier this month and subsequently tested positive.

The U.K. variant of SARS-CoV-2 (B.1.1.7) is widely assumed to be associated with increased transmission and it is associated with a steep rise in COVID-19 cases in the U.K. It is not, however, assumed to be more deadly, nor is it expected that it will have a significant impact on vaccine effectiveness. Personal protective measures, such as mask wearing and distancing in public, will still limit the spread of the variant.

https://portal.ct.gov/Office-of-the-Governor/News/Press-Releases/2021/01-2021/Governor-Lamont-Announces-Two-Cases-of-COVID-19-Variant-Confirmed-in-Connecticut 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/covid-19%20vaccinations 

https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/725/Novel-Coronavirus 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html 

Information from the Tax Collector’s Office

To protect the public and Town Employees the Tax Collector's office at Town Hall is closed to the public. Tax payments can be made online, by mail, or in a drop-box at Town Hall. 

Go to https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/285/Online-Tax-InquiryPayment-System or make your check payable to "Trumbull Tax Collector" and mail to Trumbull Town Hall, Tax Collector, 5866 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611. The drop-box is located inside the front entrance of Town Hall, (at the door near the parking lot and brick walk), but is only accessible Monday through Thursday, 9 AM to 5 PM. No cash will be accepted in this box. Please call 203 452-5024 with any questions.

In accordance with Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 9R issued on December 16th, I have decided that the municipal tax deferment (postponement) program approved by the Trumbull Town Council on 4/21/2020 giving taxpayers the ability to postpone payment of their local property taxes will be applied to the tax bills that will become due and payable on January 1, 2021. 

The last day for payment of these taxes without interest is extended from Monday, February 1, 2021 to Thursday, April 1, 2021.

This postponement will apply to the following municipal taxes and fees that will become due on January 1, 2021: 

  • Real Estate Tax -- 3rd installment of 2019 Grand List
  • Motor Vehicle Tax -- 2nd installment of 2019 Grand List 
  • Supplemental Motor Vehicle Tax -- 2019 Grand List
  • Personal Property Tax -- 2nd installment of 2019 Grand List
  • 2020 Sewer Assessment  -- 3rd installment

This postponement does not apply to real estate accounts in escrow and paid by a bank. Please understand that January payments made after April 1, 2021 will bear interest at the rate of 1-1/2% per month, so that a payment made on April 2, for example, will require payment of 6% interest. 

Landlords must qualify to be considered eligible by filing an application with the Tax Assessor’s Office. The application deadline is January 15, 2021.   Questions: call the Tax Assessor’s Office at 203-452-5016.

For more information visit the Town website: https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1501 

Attorney General Tong and Consumer Protection Commissioner Seagull warn Connecticut residents of potential stimulus check scams

Attorney General William Tong and Connecticut Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull are warning Connecticut residents to be on the lookout for potential scams involving the second round of stimulus checks from the federal government.

Stimulus checks from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) began arriving this week for many people after the federal government enacted a $900 billion economic stimulus package, the second in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Connecticut Office of the Attorney General and Department of Consumer Protection warn that bad actors looking to steal Americans’ personal information and money might not be far behind.

Attorney General Tong and Commissioner Seagull offer these tips to prevent falling victim to a scam artist:

  • The federal government will not ask you to pay money upfront to receive a stimulus check. No fees. No charges.
  • The federal government will never call to ask for your Social Security number, bank account number, or credit card number. Anyone who asks for this personal identifying information is a scammer.
  • No matter how the payment is disbursed, only a scammer will ask you to pay to receive it.
  • Some people will receive the payment in the form of an Economic Impact Payments (EIP) prepaid card. The card is not a scam, and there are ways to cash or use the card without fees.

Anyone who receives a suspicious phone call, email, or text message, can report it to the Office of the Attorney General at 860-808-5000 or attorney.general@ct.gov, or with the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection at dcp.complaints@ct.gov.

Key Provisions of the COVID Federal Relief Package

https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=1503 

New COVID-10 App

Governor Ned Lamont announced that the State of Connecticut has launched its official COVID-19 exposure notification app, COVID Alert CT. The app, available for Apple and Android mobile devices, informs users if they may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 – all without sharing any personal information. See here for more information: https://portal.ct.gov/Office-of-the-Governor/News/Press-Releases/2020/11-2020/Governor-Lamont-Announces-Launch-of-COVID-Alert-CT 

COVID-19 Testing Information

See the following links for COVID-19 testing information:

https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/DocumentCenter/View/4690/Griffin-community-flyer-trumbull2?bidId=

https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1468 

https://progressive-diagnostics.com 

https://www.211ct.org/search?page=1&location=Connecticut&taxonomy_code=11048&service_area=connecticut 

https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Priority-Populations 

COVID-19 Information

Please review the information here for 3 key steps to take while waiting for a COVID test results.  

https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/DocumentCenter/View/4617/3-Key-Steps-To-Take-When-Waiting-For-Your-COVID-19-Test-Results-PDF?bidId=

For updated information about COVID-19 and important State and Town updates, please continue to use this link: https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/725/Novel-Coronavirus

Flu Vaccination Information

The Trumbull Health Department is open to the public by appointment only. Flu vaccines are available. Please call 203-452-1030 in advance to schedule an appointment. 

Travel Advisory Information 

The travel advisory for anyone entering Connecticut from states with high community spread of COVID-19 is still in effect. This advisory was updated on December 18, 2020. Please see the Town website for more information.

https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Travel 

Connecticut COVID-19 Data Tracker

The State of Connecticut's COVID-19 metric report is issued once per day, every Monday through Friday, usually around 4:00 p.m. The report that is issued each Monday contains combined data that was collected on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/COVID-19-Data-Tracker 

Trumbull COVID-19 Dashboard

A series of live case data, graphs, and information can be viewed on our Trumbull COVID-19 Dashboard. Data presented is live and will be continuously updated to provide residents with the most up-to-date information.

https://veoci.com/veoci/p/dashboard/pxa54xvx6s 

Phase 2.1

In response to the surge of positive cases across the State, Governor Lamont rolled back the entire state to phase 2.1. on Friday, November 13, 2020.

https://portal.ct.gov/DECD/Content/Coronavirus-Business-Recovery/Sector-Rules-and-Certification-for-Reopen 

The changes in this phase include limiting private gatherings to 10 people, reducing capacity at restaurants to 50% and establishing a closing time of 10 PM for restaurants, entertainment, and recreation venues. Attendance at sporting events and religious gatherings are also reduced.

More specific details are as follows:

The major changes that will occur under Phase 2.1 include:

  • Restaurants will reduce to 50 percent capacity with a maximum of 8 people limited to a table;
  • Restaurants and entertainment venues (i.e. bowling allies, movie theaters, arcades, etc.) will be required to close by 10 p.m., with the exception of food takeout and delivery services, which will be allowed to continue after 9:30 p.m.;
  • Personal services, such as hair salons and barber shops, will remain at 75 percent capacity;
  • Event venues will be limited to 25 people indoor, 50 people outdoor;
  • Performing arts venues and movie theaters will have a capacity of 100 people; and
  • Religious gatherings will be limited to 50 percent capacity or 100 people maximum.

Employers are reminded to maximize telework to the extent possible, and those over 60 and with chronic conditions are urged to remain home as much as possible.

Updated-Sports-Guidance-Summary

** Effective January 19, 2021, the Team Sports on Pause is no longer in effect. Team sporting activities must adhere to the latest DPH Guidance and Sector Rules for Reopening. Click https://portal.ct.gov/DECD/Content/Coronavirus-Business-Recovery/Updated-Sports-Guidance-Summary for a summary of the updated guidance. **

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