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11/20/2020 - Message from the First Selectman

Over the past weekend, I experienced symptoms of COVID-19. I immediately began isolating in my home and scheduled a test for Monday morning at Physician One Urgent Care. I received the positive results of the test during the Board of Selectmen meeting last evening. Although feeling much better, I will continue to self-isolate and work remotely until I am cleared to return to Town Hall. Barbara and I wish to express our gratitude to all that reached out to me during this stressful time.

Thanksgiving will be much different this year. My hope is that everyone will maintain high spirits during this difficult time. I know firsthand it will not be easy to cancel plans with your family. My daughter and her husband will not be able to attend our family holiday feast this year but will have a virtual seat at our table. This decision was tough but the right one for our family.

The news regarding a potential vaccine gives us a renewed sense of hope that we will return to normalcy soon. However, we do need to remain vigilant against this virus for our family, friends, and community. I have taken steps to reduce the risk to our employees and citizens by authorizing Town Hall closed to the public for the remainder of the year. I urge all Southburians to prioritize the health and safety of our community as we enter into the holiday season. Please stay safe and well!

Jeff Manville
Southbury First Selectman