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Posted on: May 26, 2021

[ARCHIVED] 2021-05-26 COVID-19 Update


Good Evening,

This a First Selectman Vicki Tesoro with an important COVID-19 update:

As you may know Beach pool will open on May 29th and Tashua pool will open on June 19th.  This is good news and more good news is that reservations at our town pools will not be required this season. The guidance from the Connecticut Department of Public Health changed late last week. 

The Senior Center has started the process of re-opening by offering a few indoor and outdoor programs. The Center is excited to welcome their members back to the building but will be doing so gradually and with caution.

Registration is required to attend all programs. Call 203-452-5199 to inquire about the schedule or visit the Senior Center’s webpage and download the June newsletter. 

June newsletter: 

Recently, there have been several bear sightings in Trumbull. The Trumbull Police Department and Animal Control are working with The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). Residents are strongly urged to be aware of these circumstances and to take precautions. Please call the Trumbull Police Department at 203-261-3665 to report the sighting.  

Please see the Town Website for further information. 

Paving will begin on Tait Road on June 1st. There will be no parking in the spaces for the rails to trails on Tait Road from June 1st to June 4th. Paving extends from Tait Mill Rd. to Church Hill Rd.

Tait Mill Rd will be used as a two way road during construction hours only, 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM. 

Residents will have limited access at times but emergency access is always preserved.

There will be traffic control in place.   

Paving is weather dependent.  

Please 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.


  • CDC Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS):
  1. Phone: 877-918-2224
  2. Online: 
  • Yale New Haven Health:
  1. Phone: 833-ASK-YNHH (833-275-9644)
  2. Online: 
  • Hartford Healthcare
  1. Phone: 860-827-7690
  2. Online: 
  • Griffin Health:
  1. Phone: 203-204-1053 (general COVID information)
  2. Online: 
  3. If you are currently eligible for a vaccination and have not already made an appointment, please call Griffin Health at 203-433-3394 to speak to an appointment scheduling specialist. 
  • To make an appointment for the COVID vaccine at a participating pharmacy:
  1. CVS: 
  2. Walgreens: 
  3. Walmart: 
  4. Stop & Shop: 


  • 2-1-1 of Connecticut Vaccine Locator Map
  1. Website: 
  • Connecticut’s Vaccine Appointment Assist Line:

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.

  • Frequently Asked Questions and other CT Guidance:

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 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.

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 

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. 

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. 

Mask and face covering requirements:

As of May 19, 2021, Connecticut's protocols regarding masks and face coverings were updated  to align with the recently modified CDC recommendations. The protocols that are currently in effect statewide are as follows:


  • Masks not required


  • Vaccinated not required to wear masks
  • Unvaccinated must wear masks
  • Masks are required to be worn by everyone in certain settings such as healthcare facilities, facilities housing vulnerable populations, public and private transit, correctional facilities, schools, and childcare
  • Businesses and state and local government offices have the option to require masks to be worn by everyone in their establishments 

Business sector rules in effect:

As of May 19, 2021, all of the business sector rules that were previously enacted to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have been lifted, except for the updated mask requirements as noted in the section above. These changes are contingent upon a low incidence of COVID-19 and the Connecticut population continuing to get vaccinated.

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:

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 to register. Please allow 1-2 business days for your name to appear on the campaign page. A list of participating locations can be found at

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