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3/29/2020 - COVID-19 Southbury Update

  • Yesterday, the Centers for Disease and Control (CDC) issued a domestic travel advisory for New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. This advisory stresses how important it is to stay home unless you need medical assistance, to buy food, or to visit a pharmacy. Please remember to practice social distancing, hand washing, and refraining from touching your face. The CDC release states:
    “Due to extensive community transmission of COVID -19 in the area, CDC urges residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days effective immediately. This Domestic Travel Advisory does not apply to employees of critical infrastructure industries, including but not limited to trucking, public health professionals, financial services, and food supply. These employees of critical infrastructure, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security (, have a special responsibility to maintain normal work schedules. The Governors of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut will have full discretion to implement this Domestic Travel Advisory.”
  • Governor Lamont announces approval of federal disaster declaration for covid-19 response in Connecticut: (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has been notified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that his request for a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of Connecticut in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been approved, unlocking additional federal assistance programs for the state.
  • Remember - The State of Connecticut has partnered with United Way of Connecticut and launched an information hotline for questions from the public regarding issues related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). People who have questions can call 2-1-1 or text “CTCOVID” to 898211. You can also visit their website at:
  • Connecticut residents urged to be aware of scams linking coronavirus stimulus checks with the 2020 Census:
    Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, Attorney General William Tong, and Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle Seagull are urging Connecticut residents to be mindful of fraudulent emails, text messages, phone calls, and social media posts falsely claiming that Americans must respond to the 2020 Census in order to receive a stimulus check from the federal government. In some cases, scammers may urge users to visit a fake census website and sign up to receive a stimulus check from the U.S. government, along with other false claims. For more information, read the press release the three state officials issued on these potential scams.

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