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5/21/2021 - 5.21 TOWN UPDATE
Dear Fairfielders,

As you likely know by now, with the new guidance from the CDC, all business restrictions have been lifted in the State of Connecticut. There are no longer restrictions on the number of patrons who can be seated together at a restaurant and bars can now reopen. Businesses are free to decide what their mask policy will be going forward. This may cause some confusion over the next several weeks, so I ask our residents be patient while our businesses navigate moving back to normal operations. 

As I noted in my newsletter last week, Town Hall buildings are open to the public, but for the time being, we ask those visiting to please wear a mask, as we ease back into normal operations. The Bigelow Center for Senior Activities and the Fairfield Libraries are phasing in reopening. Please check their websites linked above for updates. 

Please read the DPH flyer for a more specific breakdown of when vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals should wear a mask. I linked it here for you. 

Data from the State of Connecticut shows where Fairfield stands:

  • 58.65% of eligible Fairfield residents have at least one dose of vaccination
  • 94.37% of 65 and older have at least one dose
  • 84.46% of 45-64 have at least one dose
  • 57% of 15-44 have at least one dose 

Fairfield's case rate has now moved from yellow to gray, which means less than 5 cases per 100,000, which is very good news for our town.

I have done my best to communicate with residents throughout the pandemic through this newsletter with the most updated rules and resources, especially regarding COVID. I'm very appreciative of all the kind words from our residents who enjoy the newsletter. However, it has become a little long over the last year due to my wanting to share all the important information with our community. In an effort to be more concise, I have developed a separate COVID Resource page. This is how I will share COVID related information going forward. You can view it by clicking the bar below, and we will continue to update it as necessary. 

      FAIRFIELD COVID RESOURCE PAGE
      I received emails this week from concerned residents regarding the racial incidents that occurred with our high school students. It breaks my heart that our community is facing these acts of racism.

      In recent months, our nation has witnessed a rise of attacks against Asian Americans and an increase of acts of Anti-Semitism. We all need to stand up against racism or discrimination of any kind, whether in the classroom, on the playground, while spending time with family or friends, and in the workplace. We live in a wonderful community, however it is not without its flaws. As always, my hope for our community is that we discuss these important issues openly and learn from having honest conversations with each other, not just by making statements. I want Fairfield to be a place where people of all backgrounds and cultures feel safe, valued, and heard. 

      I am committed to continuing to work with all stakeholders and the Racial Equity and Justice Task Force to promote honest discussions that actively engage our community and bring forth real change. The Board of Selectmen discussed these incidents during Monday’s bi-weekly meeting. You can listen to this part of the discussion here.
          COMMUNITY NEWS
          I had the pleasure of cutting the ribbon for another new business investing in Fairfield. Sonia Lopez of Sonia’s Gourmet Kitchen (SGK) is located at the former Mamma Mina’s in the Fairfield Center (Bob’s) Shopping Plaza. SGK has been open for a short time but is already making their mark. Sonia has beautifully transformed the space into an inviting destination. I was able to sample some of the menu items and was so impressed with the quality, creativity and flavors. I want to personally thank Sonia and her family for their recent generous donation of dinner for our Health Department Team during a long day at our vaccine clinic. I hope you’ll join me in welcoming and supporting this awesome new restaurant in Fairfield. 
          The Fairfield Farmer's Market will be open on Sherman Green starting June 13th. I want to thank volunteers Bill and Maureen Auer who ran the operations of the farmers market for many years. Our Parks & Recreation Department will now take over going forward. I'm looking forward to shopping local this summer. The market will be open on Sundays from 10-2 until October 2nd. 

          The Greenfield Hill Farmer's Market opened on May 16th and will be open Saturdays from 10-1. For more information
           click here
          After a year off due to COVID, the annual diaper drive is back this year. Drop box locations are available around town at Old Town Hall, St Paul's, St. Timothy's and at a Child's Garden. I hope you'll participate in assisting our neighbors in need with young children. 
          Below are some upcoming events and other relevant town news that I think you will find helpful. I hope you are enjoying all the beautiful weather and have a great weekend! 


          Brenda L. Kupchick
          Fairfield First Selectwoman
          MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
          MEMORIAL SEA CEREMONY
          Veterans and members of the sea services, the Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine are invited to attend Fairfield’s Annual Memorial Sea Service at South Benson Marina on Ash Creek at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 29, 2021 hosted by Fairfield’s veterans. The memorial ceremony is for those lost at sea, and those who were buried at sea, in the service of this country.  

          After the memorial ceremony a procession of volunteer boats will place that same memorial wreath proceeding single file out of Ash Creek past Jennings and Fairfield Beaches and doubling back into Long Island Sound.

          The event was original organized by David Russell, former Fairfield Fire Chief, WWII Patrol Craft veteran and member of Port 5, over thirty-three years ago. Captain Roger Crossland, USN (Ret.) will serve as Officer of the Day and former Radioman Second Class Dave Houle USN, will serve as Petty Officer of the Day.

          All persons who wish to honor the members of our sea services are invited.  Active duty members are encouraged to attend in service dress with large medals. Recent service members from Afghanistan, Iraqi, and Syria, are particularly welcome to attend in uniform.  ALL veterans are invited whether they belong to a veterans’ organization or not. Veterans are encouraged to wear at least one item of attire, or token, indicating their veteran status. All supporters of veterans are encouraged to wear red, white, and blue…with pride.

          For further information contact CAPT Roger Crossland, 203-209-3850 or Limpet6@aol.com.
          MUSIC THROUGH THE  MOVEMENTS
          Through the below zoom link, the Fairfield Public Schools High School Choir Departments will be sharing their 8 pre-recorded songs and the students will be presenting their reflections and research on the history of protest music “live”. 


          MAKE MUSIC FAIRFIELD 
          Make Music Day Fairfield returns to Fairfield on Monday, June 21 from 3-9PM (EDT). Venues and artists are encouraged to participate in this free event, but must register in advance at 
          makemusicday.org/fairfield

          FAIRFIELD POLICE SUNSET 5K
          July 21 at 6:30 PM... Details HERE
          Fairfield County COVID-19 Vaccine Survey: Fairfield County leaders are inviting community members to share their opinions about COVID-19 vaccines. By taking the COVID-19 Vaccine Survey, you’ll help us better understand the needs of our community during the pandemic and beyond. Please take a few minutes to complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Survey by clicking here.
          Fairfield Public Library – Library Express Service offers opportunities for quick browsing and checkout at both our libraries.  The Fairfield Public Main Library building is open for Library Express Service Monday-Saturday afternoons 1pm - 4pm and Tuesday and Thursday evenings 5pm – 7pm. Woods Branch building is open for Library Express Service 9am - 12pm Monday-Friday, Monday & Wednesday evenings 5pm-7pm and Saturdays 1pm – 4pm.  Learn more about Library Express service.

          Please visit 
          fairfieldpubliclibrary.org for full details regarding Curbside Pickup at the Main Library and Woods Branch Library.   Fairfield Public Library continues to offer 24/7 access to their digital collection of books, music, magazines, movies and databases.  Visit the Library Event Calendar to find a wide and varied assortment of Virtual Programs
          .
          Pequot Library: We're Here, We Care – Pequot Library offers curbside pickup by appointment and limited browsing hours from 3-6pm on Mondays & Wednesdays; 10am-6pm on Fridays; and 2-4pm on Saturdays. During browsing hours visit us to check out a book or view our display John James Audubon's Birds of America: A Return to Pequot Library, on view from February 4 - May 2.

          Outside of browsing hours, enjoy digital programs like story times, author talks, book clubs, and more! Get details on our website and social media:  FacebookInstagramTwitter, and YouTube. Sign up for Pequot Library's Digital Digest eNewsletter or contact our Chief Librarian for personalized book recommendations.
          Bigelow Center and Human Services  The hardest part to getting help is reaching out to make the call to the Social Services office. We are here to help. Please call us at 203-256-3170 Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM for more information about financial assistance programs.
           
          May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to highlight the mental health issues impacting millions of lives. Mental Health America began this awareness month in 1949 and they continue to raise awareness every year. This year's theme is "Tool 2 Thrive." It focuses on providing practical tools that everyone can use to improve their mental health and increase their resiliency regardless of their personal situation. In the U.S., 1 in 5 adults and 1 in 6 youth (ages 6 - 17)  experience a mental health condition each year. Even if you don't have a diagnosed mental health condition, you can still take steps to improve your mental health!
           
          Mental Health America has chosen the following themes to focus on this year:
          • Adapting after trauma and stress
          • Dealing with anger and frustration
          • Getting out of thinking traps
          • Processing big changes
          • Taking time for yourself
          •  Radical acceptance
          For a calendar of events for Mental Health Awareness Mont go to: https://www.thehubct.orgmental health.

          Social Services has a new monthly email news update with timely information for residents about programs and services. To see April's update click here.
          2021 BEACH STICKERS 
          The 2020 Beach/ Transfer Station Sticker expired 12/31/20. Don't wait to buy your 2021 Sticker. RENEW your sticker online for 2021. You can also renew by fax, mail or in person at Parks & Recreation. 
          FAIRFIELD PARKS & RECREATION 2021 SUMMER BROCHURE
          Check out some of the programs and events coming up this Summer including Sand Jam movie nights, Peanut Butter Jam Concerts, beach fest, comedy nights and much more. Click on the brochure to view the details. 

                               

          LOVE LOCAL E-GIFT CARD PROGRAM 
          I hope you'll continue to support our local businesses through the Town of Fairfield and the Chamber of Commerce's buy local initiative with the Fairfield Community e-Gift Card program, which is exclusive to Fairfield businesses only. This is a great gift for Fairfield  residents for both holidays and special occasions. More information can be found here.             

          ELDERLY AND DISABLED HOMEOWNERS PROGRAM UPDATE:
          The Governor recently issued Executive Order 10, which includes a provision to eliminate the refiling requirement for those applicants due to refile this year. 

          If you are due to refile this year, you will not need to reapply and your benefits will continue at the same level. The Tax Assessor's office should have sent you a postcard to confirm this the week of February 8th.

          If you are seeking the benefit for the first time, you will need to apply, please contact the 
          Tax Assessor's office at 203-256-3110 and the office will work with you on the process. 

          The Executive Order did not extend the final date to apply by May 14, 2021. If you cannot apply by this date you will need to request an extension from the Office of Policy and Management by August 13, 2021.The Tax Assessor's office will be able to provide residents the instructions on how to request an extension.

          For more information, visit here
          fairfieldct.org/taxrelief
          GET INVOLVED! TOWN BOARD AND COMMISSION VACANCIES
          Interested in giving back to our community? Want to have a voice in shaping Fairfield?  The Town relies on the hard work of citizen volunteers who are appointed to provide guidance and governance on various Boards and Commissions.  The list of vacancies for Boards and Commissions are on the Town Website.  Be sure to check back often as the list is updated as positions become available.  https://fairfieldct.org/vacancies

          You can also visit our Boards and Commissions page to learn more about roles and responsibilities:  https://fairfieldct.org/boards

          To learn about the application process click here: https://fairfieldct.org/appointmentprocess
          EMERGENCY ALERTS | WHEN IT MATTERS MOST 
          Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news from the Town of Fairfield, CT by signing up for the Fairfield Alert system. This system enables us to quickly provide you with critical information in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons, evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods and other emergency situations.

          You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You pick where, you pick how!

          If you were previously registered with us on the CodeRed system, you must sign-up again by following the instructions belowin order to continue receiving Emergency and Community alerts from the Town of Fairfield.

          How to sign up? Click here.

          FAIRFIELD BICYCLE & PEDESTRIAN COMMITTEE: 
          The Town of Fairfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee has been working to encourage walking and biking for transportation, recreation, exercise and quality of life.

          Working with multiple town departments we have established
           bicycle routesinstalled bicycle repair stationsworked to improve pedestrian infrastructure, and authored the Town of Fairfield Complete Streets Policy (approved by the Board of Selectman in 2018).

          With more and more of our citizens using our roads, we would like to provide you with some important safety reminders for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers. View the document here.
          OPERATION HOPE FOOD PANTRY 
          Operation Hope wants to make sure residents of Fairfield are aware that the food pantry remains open and is ready to help by providing food and other basic needs to community residents, as they have for nearly 35 years. 

          Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10:00-12:00; Thursday from 4:00 -6:00. Visit 
          operationhopect.org.
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          Contact Us

          Old Town Hall (Directions)
          611 Old Post Road
          Fairfield, CT 06824

          Sullivan Independence Hall
          725 Old Post Road
          Fairfield, CT 06824

          203-256-3000
          Find additional contact info here