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Posted on: February 24, 2021

[ARCHIVED] 2021-02-24 COVID-19 Update

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Good Evening,

This is First Selectman Vicki Tesoro with an important COVID-19 update.

Governor Lamont on Monday announced that Educators and Child Care Providers and Residents and employees within the State of CT who are 55 and over will be able to start scheduling vaccination appointments beginning Monday, March 1.

Educators and Child Care Providers include Pre-K-12 Teachers, paraprofessionals, custodial staff, food service providers, school bus drivers and childcare providers as well as in-school administrative staff.

You must have an appointment to receive the vaccine.

Please see here for more information about how teachers and child care providers can schedule an appointment:
If you are 55 and over or you are eligible to receive the vaccine as a Phase 1A individual you can find multiple scheduling options here:
You can also call the Vaccine Appointment Assist Line at 877-918-2224. This line is open seven days a week from 8 AM to 8 PM. 

As the supply of doses from the federal government increases and new vaccines are approved, the State of Connecticut anticipates each age group will take about 3 weeks to receive their first doses of vaccine. Based on this, it is expected that individuals over 45 will begin scheduling appointments on March 22, individuals over 35 will begin on April 12 and individuals 16-64 will begin scheduling their appointments on May 3rd.  

6,010 Trumbull residents have received their first dose of the vaccine.

On Monday March 1st The Trumbull Library on Quality Street will reopen to the public following the same guidelines that were in place last fall. 

The library will be open Monday through Friday from 3 PM to 6 PM. Curbside delivery will also continue, Monday through Friday from 1pm to 6 pm. On March 13th the library will begin Saturday hours. The library will be open on Saturdays from 1 PM to 5 PM.

Please see the Trumbull Library website soon for more information: https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/662/Library 

I will be announcing additional changes in Town Hall operations in mid-March.

Free Covid-19 Drive-Thru Testing is still being offered by Griffin Hospital every Tuesday from 9:30 AM to 3 PM at Unity Park on Unity Road. This testing site is open to Trumbull and non-Trumbull residents.  No appointment is necessary, and results are available in 24-48 hours. Please bring a valid I.D.

Please continue to remain vigilant in dealing with this virus by continuing to practice social distancing and following the Governor's executive orders that require all residents to wear a mask or a cloth face covering when in public, whether indoors or outdoors, and social distancing is not possible. 

Please stay well and stay safe.

Thanks for listening!


COVID-19 Information, State of Connecticut Guidance, and Town Information 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information
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 became 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 

Key Provisions of the COVID Federal Relief Package

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. 


COVID-19 Testing Information
See the following links for COVID-19 testing information:
COVID-19 Information
Please review the information here for 3 key steps to take while waiting for a COVID test results.  


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.


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.
  • Effective Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021, the following business sectors will be subject to an 11:00 p.m. closing time 7 days per week. 
  • Restaurants (last service for in-person dining at 10:30 p.m., although takeout and delivery may continue) 
    • 24-hour diners may reopen for indoor dining for breakfast at 5:00 a.m.
  • Entertainment and recreation venues (e.g. movie theaters, bowling alleys, performing arts theaters)
  • Indoor and outdoor events at commercial venues 
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. **

Trumbull Citizen Alert - Emergency and Community Notification Program
The Town of Trumbull has implemented a state-of-the-art emergency notification system to alert citizens about emergencies and other important community news. The emergency and community notification system, operated in partnership with Everbridge, enables the Town of Trumbull to provide important community notifications and essential information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, fires, floods, unexpected road closures, or evacuation of buildings or neighborhoods.
Sign up here:
  • https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/408/Trumbull-Citizen-Alert
  • https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/list.aspx

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