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Message to Community on Compo Beach Social Gatherings amid COVID-19 Virus

Post Date:03/14/2020 11:15 PM

First Selectman Jim Marpe addressed the town of Westport with a message regarding the community's response to fighting the onset of the COVID 19 virus. 

“First of all, thank you to all our Westport residents for your cooperation during these unprecedented times. Many of you have self-isolated in order to flatten the curve and curb the spread of COVID19. I appreciate your actions. Unfortunately, we believe you will need to do even more for the foreseeable future.  Given the early spring-like weather, many of you have taken advantage of our beautiful Compo Beach and have congregated there. We must remind you that congregating, even outdoors, in small or large groups, is contradictory to the advice of our Health Department leadership. 

As a practical matter, we cannot close the entire access to Compo Beach.  However, we will be closing the playground at Compo Beach and the parking lots at Compo Beach and Burying Hill beach until further notice. Whether you are using the beaches or just trying to get out of the house for a while, please do everything you can to practice social distancing and self-isolation. Together we can minimize the impact of this terrible virus on our community. We have to work together and use common sense. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in these difficult times.”

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