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3/25/2020 - 3.25 COVID-19 UPDATE
Good Afternoon Residents,

Today at noon I held a press conference to update our residents. At the time, the Town of Fairfield had 9 residents with COVID-19. Since then, I was notified of four additional residents who tested positive, bringing our total to 13. In Connecticut there are a total of 875 positive cases, which is up from 257 yesterday with 113 hospitalizations and 19 deaths. Of the 875 positive cases, 547 are from Fairfield county.

Click on the image below to view today's press conference which was aired live on Fair TV. There is important information from our health department and emergency responders included in this video. 
Fairfield Social Services, in partnership with Operation Hope, is delivering bags of emergency groceries to homebound Fairfield residents who are not able to access the food pantry at this time. If you are interested in helping to pack emergency bags of food for your homebound neighbors, please reach out to Operation Hope for information at 203-292-5588. 

Operation Hope is seeking specific items for their food drive including jelly, canned stew, canned chili, boxed milk and canned fruit. Click here for more information.


Our Friendly Caller program has begun and those who are receiving the calls have expressed their appreciation. As we further identify those seniors who would like regular calls, we may reach out the community to assist us. Please email Julie DeMarco at socialservices@fairfieldct.org if you are interested in adding your name to our list for future phone calling, or if you know a senior or homebound resident who would like to receive calls. 

I also want our local business owners to know that I understand this is a very challenging time. I am in contact with the state about what options may be available, some of which would require legislative action or an executive order by the Governor. That information will be shared through our Office of Economic and Community Development. Please contact Mark Barnhart at mbarnhart@fairfieldct.org so he can provide you with updates as they become available. 


For those Fairfielders who have lost their jobs and need information about unemployment benefits, see the link below to the State Department of Labor. If you or your family need assistance in the meantime, please reach out to our Social Services department at socialservices@fairfieldct.org.  

Here is a link to the Frequently Asked Questions document which the Governor released and is a good resource for residents.

I am again continuing my ask to residents in the strongest possible terms to take the CDC guidelines very seriously and to avoid contact with people who are not in your household.  We need to STAY HOME TO PROTECT EVERYONE, most notably, our doctors, nurses and first responders who are the front lines, I hope you’ll think of them. THEY ARE OUR HEROS.

I encourage you to scroll through to the bottom of this email for more important resources and information. 


We will get through this together if we stay apart. 

Sincerely,


Brenda L. Kupchick
First Selectwoman
TESTING & GUIDANCE
For guidance on testing, locations, and what to do if you don't feel well, click on the image to the right, or visit www.fairfieldct.org/covid19 
TOWN GOVERNMENT
Each department will have new guidelines as to how you can reach them on various services. Please visit this summary page for an overview and follow links to specific departments for more information. 
Fairfield's Operations During COVID-19
UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS
If you become unemployed due to coronavirus (COVID-19), you should file for unemployment benefits. Click here for more information. For frequently asked questions about coronavirus (COVID-19) for workers and employers click here.
Unemployment Information

RESTAURANTS 
Fairfield is lucky to have countless restaurants that have altered their businesses to provide take out, delivery and curbside pick up.

Click on the image to the right view the full listing.  

GROCERY STORES
We have met with all of the grocery store managers in town and have spoken with state officials. There is no issue with the food supply and therefore there will not be any shortages. The empty shelves are the result of unnecessary panic buying. Many are offering curbside pick up and deliver. Refer to our website for more information. 
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COVID-19 Prevention Measures: 

  • Practice social distancing
  • Avoid close contact with those who are sick
  • Wash your hands often for 20 seconds with warm soap and water. Hand washing is preferred but if not available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue immediately away
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects (including your cell phone and computer keyboard) and surfaces using regular household cleaning spray or wipe
  • Face masks are recommended for use for only people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.
Fairfield Public Schools Website

Important COVID-19 Links:

Fairfield Health Department coronavirus website:  fairfieldct.org/covid19

For the latest numbers of cases, deaths and those recovered click here

For additional data and graphs of activity click here

For guidance and updates on Connecticut’s coronavirus preparedness efforts, visit:  ct.gov/coronavirus

Contact Information:

For general questions you can call 211

Hartford HealthCare’s COVID-19 Clinical Command Center hotline, staffed by healthcare professionals, is now available to the community. To reach the 24-hour hotline, call 860.972.8100 or (toll-free) 833.621.0600.

YNHH has a call center number it’s 1-833-ASK YNHH that’s open from 7am - 7pm.

For additional information and prevention tips, refer to the Health Department website at: www.fairfieldct.org/health or the Fairfield homepage under news at www.fairfieldct.org.
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