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Posted on: May 18, 2021

2021-05-18 COVID-19 Update

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Good Evening,

This a First Selectman Vicki Tesoro with an important COVID update:

Beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, May 19th all remaining business restrictions in Connecticut will end. Based on the new CDC guidance, the Governor has stated that individuals that are fully vaccinated will not be required to wear masks indoors, unless required by the specific business or organization. Outdoor masks will only be recommended for certain large events.  Guidance on these events will be issued by the Connecticut Department of Public Health.

Masks in Connecticut: What's next?

Outdoors:

  • Masks not required

Indoors:

  • Vaccinated not required to wear masks
  • Unvaccinated must continue to wear masks
  • Business, state and local government offices & events may choose to require universal masking
  • Masks still required in certain settings
    • Healthcare facilities, facilities housing vulnerable populations, public & private transit, correctional facilities, schools, childcare

Throughout the pandemic the Town has delivered services to our residents and businesses. Town Hall reopened to the public in July 2020 using a hybrid schedule for our employees.  Since that time we modified operations when necessary to keep the public and Town employees healthy and safe.  It is anticipated that Town Hall operations will return to a pre COVID model by June 21st. Some departments, however, will continue on a hybrid schedule based on available space, the vaccination rate of our employees, and any changes to state guidance. This has not and will not diminish our ability to deliver services to our community. 

During this phase-in period, in order to continue to protect the public and our town employees we will require face coverings for members of the public entering all our town buildings. 

 Connecticut COVID-19 Vaccination Update (Monday, May 17, 2021)

  • 2,034,040 1st Doses Administered
  • 1,685,650 Fully Vaccinated
  • 3,593,511 Total Doses Administered

Note: All 3 categories include 126,179 J&J doses administered
Source: www.ct.gov/vaccine

All individuals in Connecticut 12 years of age and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. For more information about vaccination clinics including walk-ins please visit the Town Website. 

The Trumbull Health Department is holding a Pfizer Vaccine Clinic by appointment only for 12-15 year old Trumbull residents, tomorrow, Wednesday, May 19th, at Trumbull High School from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM. 

Please email scousins@trumbull-ct.gov to make an appointment. Please include student’s name, date of birth and parent phone number.

https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1633

Playground and Junior camp are being offered in two week sessions beginning June 21st.  Playground camp is for ages 6-12 and will be held at Tashua and Daniels Farm schools. Junior camp for ages 4- 6 and will be held at Frenchtown.  

TYA and TYA Junior will both be having performances this summer. The shows will be Mamma Mia for TYA and Mary Poppins for TYA Junior.  Please visit TrumbullYouth.ORG for more information.  

Summer swim lessons for ages 2 to 12 at Tashua Pool are open for registration.  

There are also youth tennis lessons, adult pickleball, and Future Stars sports clinics available for registration at recreation.trumbull-ct.gov. 

Beach pool will open on May 29th and Tashua pool will open on June 19th. Reservations will be required for all individuals to enter the pools per Connecticut Department of Public Health guidance. While reservations are required, capacity limits at both pools are more than double than last year. There should very little difficulty securing a space.   Reservations will be in 2 hour time blocks with 30 minutes in between.  Reservations are available 24 hours prior to the reservation time and can be made through your recreation online account or by calling the recreation office at 203-452-5060.  

The Trumbull Arts Department is currently hosting Sunday concerts on the Town Hall Green and Tuesday night summer concert series will resume on June 29th

There will be 10 movies in the park this season beginning on June 24th at dusk.  

Please visit the Town website for additional information or call the Recreation office at 203-452-5060.

The Trumbull Library is restoring public computer access to the Tech Center at the Main Branch starting Wednesday, May 19.  Adult and teen patrons may reserve 30-minute computer sessions, up to twice in one day.  Public computers will be socially distanced and include hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes at each station.  Printing will also be enabled. 

Also on Wednesday, the library is beginning a new credit/debit card payment system through their online catalog so patrons can settle their accounts over the Internet.  Patrons can pay fees and fines at the service desks with cash or check as well.  For more information, please see our website at www.trumbull.gov/library, or call 203-452-5197.

The Fairchild-Nichols Memorial Branch is open Monday through Thursday from 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM.  The main branch of the Trumbull Library is open Monday through Friday from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM and Saturdays from 1 PM – 5 PM.

The Director of the Trumbull Senior Center is working on reopening plans. Preliminary plans are to begin offering classes in June. More information will be available soon. 

Just a reminder this year’s Memorial Day Parade is at 10 AM on Monday, May 31st on Main Street.

Thank you for continuing to support our Trumbull businesses!

Stay safe and stay well.

Thanks for listening!

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

COVID-19 Vaccination Update

INFORMATION FOR TRUMBULL RESIDENTS ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER FOR THE COVID-19 VACCINE EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2021 (Includes healthcare personnel, medical responders and staff, residents and staff of select congregate settings, pre-k through 12 school staff and teachers, professional childcare providers, and individuals 12 and older)

The State of CT is currently vaccinating healthcare personnel, medical responders and staff, residents and staff of select congregate settings, pre-k through 12 school staff and teachers, professional childcare providers, and, as of April 1, 2021, individuals 12 and older. 

If you are 12-17 years old, you will need to schedule an appointment for the Pfizer vaccine.  This is the only vaccine that has been approved for this age group at this time.  Most hospital based clinics administer Pfizer.  If you are in need of an appointment, contact 2-1-1 for a listing of available clinics or call 877-918-2224.

Walk-Up COVID-19 Vaccine Locations

There are now over 50 locations across the State accepting walk-up vaccine appointments. This means you can now get vaccinated at these locations during the hours they accept walk-up appointments, without having to schedule in advance. ... More Information on Walk-Up COVID-19 Vaccine Locations.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR A VACCINATION:

 ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Phone: 877-918-2224. Line is open seven days a week from 8:00am to 8:00pm. 
  
Due to high volume, hold times may vary.

COVID-19 Testing Sites:

 

Status of Town of Trumbull Government Operations 

  • The Tax Collector’s Office and Town Clerk’s Office are open to the public on a walk-in basis. All other departments will continue to require an appointment. Also, Town Hall is now open on Fridays.  
  • TAX COLLECTOR Walk-in office hours until further notice:  Monday – Friday: Open to the Public 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, CLOSED 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM for lunch. The tax payment drop box will no longer be available. 
  • TOWN CLERK Walk-in office hours until further notice: Monday – Friday: Open to the Public 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, CLOSED 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM for lunch.
  • Appointments for all other Town Hall Departments are still required.  All visitors to Town Hall must continue to check-in with the greeter at the front door. 
  • To schedule an appointment at Town Hall, visit https://veoci.com/veoci/p/form/4cakv8xncy7b#tab=entryForm and follow the directions for the department you wish to visit. Residents can always call by phone and make appointments. Please call (203) 452-5000 for a directory of departments. If you are unable to locate a department, please call (203) 452-5005 for assistance.
  • Tax payments can be made online.  If you choose to pay online, your payment will be reflected and updated in 48 hours on the online system.  
  • If mailing your tax payment, please make your check payable to "Trumbull Tax Collector" and mail to Trumbull Town Hall, Tax Collector, 5866 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611. Please note that if you use the mail, the U.S. postmark will be honored as the date of payment, regardless of when the payment is processed.  
  • Please use our online system to look up information regarding your tax bills. All amounts showing due on the website are accurate as of the date of viewing.    https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/285/Online-Tax-InquiryPayment-System.

 

Key Provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act

Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act in March. Besides relief to individuals and businesses, this relief package includes funding for states, cities, other local governments, and also emergency relief funding for schools. The Town of Trumbull and the Trumbull schools will receive emergency funding under this plan. 

 

COVID-19 Testing Information

See the following links for COVID-19 testing information:

Travel Advisory 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 vaccination 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

The following rules apply to all Connecticut businesses and organizations and are effective March 19, 2021. Please keep in mind that it is the cumulative effects gained from social distancing, hand washing, and mask-wearing that will continue to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Businesses should take these rules as the minimum baseline of precautions needed to protect public health in Connecticut and refer to the recommended guidance by sector listed at the bottom of this page for best practices. Individual establishments should also take additional measures as recommended by industry experts or by common sense applied to their particular situation.

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

 

Changes to the present guidance will be made on May 1, 2021 and May 19, 2021.

https://portal.ct.gov/Office-of-the-Governor/News/Press-Releases/2021/04-2021/Governor-Lamont-Coronavirus-Update-April-19?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Governor%20Lamont%20Provides%20April%2019%20Update%20on%20Connecticuts%20Coronavirus%20Response%20Efforts&utm_content=Governor%20Lamont%20Provides%20April%2019%20Update%20on%20Connecticuts%20Coronavirus%20Response%20Efforts+CID_8d09c022666ab79d6a082fffb4834bec&utm_source=Office%20of%20the%20Governor%20Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=Governor%20Lamont%20Provides%20Update%20on%20Connecticuts%20Coronavirus%20Response%20Efforts

Updated-Sports-Guidance-Summary

Updated Guidance for the Operation of Interscholastic, Youth and other Amateur Sport Activities during the COVID-19 Pandemic:

Click https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DPH/Communications/Covid19/DPH-Youth-and-Amateur-Sports-COVID19_UPDATED_Mar_2021_v53.pdf 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

 

05/18/21: Update-May 19 Restrictions Lifted and New Back to Work Hiring Incentive

Fully vaccinated CT residents won’t be required to wear masks indoors starting May 19, 2021

Connecticut residents who are fully vaccinated will no longer be required to wear a mask indoors beginning May 19, Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday, following new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

The mask mandate will be lifted for vaccinated people the same day that other COVID-19 restrictions are being rolled back in the state. Beginning May 19, alcohol can be served without food, meaning bars can reopen; there will be no limit to the number of people who may sit at a table in a restaurant; and the business curfew will be moved back to midnight. 

State offering $1,000 to the unemployed who find jobs

Connecticut's governor is offering a new initiative to get the people of Connecticut back to work in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

On Monday, Gov. Ned Lamont announced the "Back to Work CT Initiative," which will give people a $1,000 signing bonus when they get a new job. 

This bonus will be for 10,000 individuals who have been long-term unemployed. 

Once those people have been in their job for eight weeks, they will receive $1,000 from the state. To be eligible, workers must:  

  • Have filed an unemployment claim with the State of Connecticut for the week immediately prior to May 30, 2021.
  • Obtain and maintain a full-time job for a period of eight consecutive weeks prior to Dec. 31, 2021.
  • Not receive unemployment compensation during the required eight-week period of employment. 

 

Connecticut Drinks On Us: 

Governor Lamont and the Connecticut Restaurant Association announced the #CTDrinksOnUs campaign, which encourages and incentivizes residents to get vaccinated. To take part in the promotion, customers simply show that they have received one or both doses of a COVID vaccine, at which point they can select from a list of pre-set drinks (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) established by each participating restaurant. 

The campaign, which runs from May 19–31, limits drinks to one per person and the purchase of food is required.

If you are the manager or owner of a bar or restaurant in Connecticut and want to participate in this program, click https://www.ctrestaurant.org/drinksonus.html to register. Please allow 1-2 business days for your name to appear on the https://www.ctvisit.com/articles/DrinksOnUs campaign page. A list of participating locations can be found at www.ctvisit.com/DrinksOnUs.

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