At last night’s Board of Selectman meeting, First Selectman Jeff Manville stated he was concerned to hear that some residents may not be getting communication from the town. In an effort to remedy this situation, he has made a voicemail available to anyone who is unable to monitor the status through the town website or Facebook. There will be an update twice weekly on Monday and Thursday by end of day. The town is continuing to work on the communication messaging that is right for all residents. If you or anyone you know is not getting information please call 475-207-5501 to access the twice weekly voice message. The EOC meets on a daily basis to monitor conditions in the town. We are here working for you. Stay safe. Stay home.
For further details visit Pomperaug District Department of Health.
Governor Lamont Urges Volunteers From the General Public to Participate in Connecticut’s COVID-19 Response Efforts
Volunteers of All Backgrounds Can Register at ct.gov/coronavirus
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont and a large number of state officials and nonprofit providers are urging Connecticut residents to consider taking on a volunteer role in their communities to help respond to the COVID-19 crisis. While the state already began a campaign seeking out volunteers who have health care experience, today the state is launching a campaign seeking volunteers from the general public who are needed for other services at many different types of providers, such as food banks, deliveries to the elderly, shelters, and more.
Volunteers from the general public will be matched with a community provider in need. Here are the basics:
- Volunteers must be 18 or older, and should not volunteer if at risk or compromised. Those who are immunocompromised, over 60, showing symptoms of COVID-19, or live with or care for someone in any of those categories should avoid being in public, including for volunteer efforts. Please stay safe, stay home.
- Volunteers do not need to be health care workers. In addition to calling on physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals who may be retired, the state needs community members to help out at food banks, food deliveries to the elderly, and at shelters in a number of ways.
- or those who do have a background in health care, the state’s medical community has specific needs at this time. Hospitals have advised the state that they have a high need for critical care nurses and repository therapists.
- Every effort is being made to keep volunteers safe. The state and all of the organizations involved are working hard to make sure that everyone helping out can do so as safely as possible. If any volunteers have concerns, they are strongly urged to ask about the safety protocols of the organization they are volunteering.
- Volunteers will be sent where they are most needed and feel most comfortable. The volunteer process is centralized so that the state and participating organizations have a clear picture of everyone who can help, and everything that is needed. That way, volunteers can be matched with an opportunity that is most in need of that person’s skillset.
Anyone interested in volunteering should register at ct.gov/coronavirus/Information-For/Volunteers.