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TOWN NEWS UPDATES
- 6/29/20 - Westport/Weston Clergy Suspend Friday Evening and Sunday Morning Worship at Compo
- 6/25/20 - Parks and Recreation Department Update
- 6/18/20 - Parks and Recreation Department Update
- 6/17/20 - First Selectman’s Update
- The Governor's Office Updates
- The Governor's Executive Orders
- The Westport Library Update
- Westport Public Schools Update
- WWHD - Westport Weston Health District Update
- Westport Chamber of Commerce
DECLARATION OF LOCAL CIVIL PREPAREDNESS EMERGENCY
- 4/29/20 - Executive Order #5 - Parking at Certain Parks & Recreation Facilities
- 4/29/20 - Executive Order #4 - Tax Abatement Tax Return Filing Extension
- 3/20/20 - Executive Order #3 - Sale of Products at Salons
- 3/18/20 - Executive Order #2 - Close Salons
- 3/16/20 - Executive Order #1 - Close Restaurants, Bars and Gyms
- 3/16/20 - Declaration of Local Civil Preparedness Emergency
TOWN COVID-19 NEWS ARCHIVE
- 6/12/20 - Parks and Recreation Department Update
- 6/3/20 - Continued Distribution of Masks, Infrared Thermometers to Eligible, Essential Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Places of Worship
- 6/2/20 - First Selectman’s Update
- 6/1/20 - Update on Limitations of Recreational Gatherings
- 5/29/20 - First Selectman’s Message and Update
- 5/29/20 - Update on Recreation Facilities
- 5/27/20 - Distribution of Masks, Infrared Thermometers to Eligible, Essential Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Places of Worship
- 5/26/20 - Cancellation of Two Parks & Recreation Camp Programs Announced
- 5/22/20 - First Selectman's Update - Memorial Day Weekend
- 5/20/20 - First Selectman’s Update - Gradual Reopening Begins
- 5/20/20 - Distribution of Masks, Infrared Thermometers to Eligible, Essential Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Places of Worship
- 5/18/20 - First Selectman Jim Marpe's COVID-19 Message and Update
- 5/18/20 - Parks & Rec Update on Tennis Courts and Longshore Pool
- 5/14/20 - First Selectman Jim Marpe’s Message on Beach Re-opening
- 5/13/20 - COVID-19 Update from First Selectman Jim Marpe
- 5/11/20 - Update: Westport Surgical Mask Distribution
- 5/8/20 - COVID-19 Update from First Selectman Jim Marpe
- 5/6/20 - Distribution of Masks to Eligible, Essential Small Businesses
- 5/4/20 - First Selectman Announces ReOpen Westport Advisory Team
- 5/1/20 - COVID-19 Update from First Selectman Jim Marpe
- 4/29/20 - COVID-19 Update
- 4/29/20 - Parks & Rec Update on Longshore Golf Course and Compo Beach Parking
- 4/28/20 - COVID-19 Update from First Selectman Jim Marpe
- 4/24/20 - COVID-19 Update from First Selectman Jim Marpe
- 4/23/20 - Tax Relief Program for Westport Taxpayers Impacted by COVID-19
- 4/21/20 - COVID-19 Update from First Selectman Jim Marpe
- 4/20/20 - COVID-19 Update from First Selectman Jim Marpe
- 4/16/20 - COVID-19 Update from First Selectman Jim Marpe
- 4/14/20 - COVID-19 Update from First Selectman Jim Marpe
- 4/10/20 - COVID-19 Update from First Selectman Jim Marpe
- 4/9/20 - Local Business Advisor Program Announced
- 4/8/20 - COVID-19 Update from First Selectman Jim Marpe
- 4/6/20 - COVID-19 Update from First Selectman Jim Marpe
- 4/3/20 - COVID-19 Update from First Selectman Jim Marpe
- 4/2/20 - First Selectman Jim Marpe Announces Westport's First COVID-19 Fatality
- 4/2/20 - Facilities to be Monitored for Compliance
- 4/1/20 - COVID-19 Update
- 3/31/20 - Request from Public Works on behalf of Transfer Station and Private Haulers
- 3/30/20 - COVID-19 Update
- 3/27/20 - COVID-19 Update
- 3/27/20 - Restrictions at Winslow Park
- 3/27/20 - Parking Restrictions at Old Mill Parking Lot
- 3/27/20 - COVID-19 Item Donations
- 3/26/20 - Westport Transit Replaces Routes with On-Demand Service Begins March 30
- 3/25/20 - COVID-19 Update
- 3/24/20 - COVID-19 Update
- 3/23/20 - COVID-19 Update
- 3/20/20 - Video Statement re COVID 19 in Westport 3/20/2020
- 3/20/20 - Human Services Director Compiles a Resource Guide for Residents Regarding COVID-19
- 3/19/20 - Update Regarding COVID-19 in Westport 3-19-2020 & WWHD Local Test Sites Arranged
- 3/18/20 - Westport Police Department to Modify Operations
- 3/18/20 - First Selectman Issues Executive Order #2 Closing Salons and Spas
- 3/17/20 - COVID-19 Update
- 3/17/20 - Westport Transfer Station COVID-19 Non-Contact Protocol
- 3/16/20 - First Selectman Declares Local Civil Preparedness Emergency
- 3/14/20 - Message to Community on Compo Beach Social Gatherings amid COVID-19 Virus
- 3/13/20 - Update: COVID-19 in Westport
- 3/13/20 - Westport Parks and Recreation Update
- 3/12/20 - Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut's Coronavirus Response Efforts
- 3/11/20 - Evidence of COVID-19 Community Spread in Westport
- 3/11/20 - Westport Public Schools Close Until Further Notice
- 3/11/20 - Westport Center for Senior Activities to Suspend Programming
- 3/10/20 - Westport Public Schools Limits and Postpones Musical Events
- 3/10/20 - Governor Lamont Declares Civil Preparedness and Public Health Emergencies
- 3/9/20 - Governor Discourages Public Events of 100 Persons or More
- 3/6/20 - Westport Public Building Cleaning Protocol
- 3/6/20 - See Replay of Public Forum Regarding COVID-19 - Sunday 3/8/20 at Noon at Westport Library
Check hashtag #Westportctcovid-19 and #reopenwestportct on social media for updates
PROTECT YOURSELF & OTHERS - CDC Recommendations
- Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing serious complications from COVID-19 illness. More information on Are you at higher risk for serious illness.
Know how it spreads
- There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
- The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
- The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
- These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
- Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.
Wash your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick, even inside your home. If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members.
- Put distance between yourself and other people outside of your home.
- Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.
- Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people.
- Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others
- You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
- Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.
- Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
- The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
- Do NOT use a face mask meant for a healthcare worker.
- Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
Cover coughs and sneezes
- If you are around others and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Clean and disinfect
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
- Then, use a household disinfectant. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work.
Monitor Your Health
- Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
- Take your temperature if symptoms develop.
- Don’t take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking medications that could lower your temperature, like acetaminophen.
- Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.