State reporting of confirmed cases has been moving up and down so we now are reporting 166 confirmed cases in Brookfield. We have one new case in Brookfield this week. Last week we incorrectly reported the number of deaths. We remain at 8 deaths due to the Corona Virus. The last death we had in town was on June 18th, 2020.
To be accurate, we will only report cases confirmed by our Director of Public Health.
CONCERTS AT TOWN HALL
Concerts start again starting tomorrow night, Friday, July 3rd, at Town Hall. The band will be 60’s Satisfaction. We ask that everyone who attends wear a mask and socially distance. Please stay in family groups and do not congregate in large groups.
PRIMARY ELECTIONS ON AUGUST 11th
There will be a presidential primary on August 11th. Due to the pandemic, the Secretary of State has sent every registered Republican and Democrat in the State the form to request an absentee ballot from the Town Clerk. The form includes giving the COVID 19 pandemic as the reason for requesting an absentee ballot. Every voter is eligible to check that box and request an absentee ballot. Our polling locations at the High School and Huckleberry School will be open for normal walk in voting for those who prefer to vote in person on the 11th.
STILL RIVER GREENWAY
The Greenway is open, and many residents are using it. Unfortunately, we are getting numerous reports that many people on the Greenway are not wearing masks, there are also people running without masks on the Greenway and others are using bicycles on the path. We need everyone to protect each other by only walking on the Greenway and wearing a mask at during your entire walk. We want to keep the Greenway open and keep residents safe at the same time and to do both, we all have to follow the rules. Please take care of your neighbor’s safety by following the rules. CT has the best numbers for number of new cases and we have done that by taking care of each other and following the rules. Let’s keep it that way.
IF you are over 65 years of age or you have a compromised system, you should be very careful when going out and limit the number of trips you make to keep yourself safe. Please self-isolate as much as you can.
BEACH IS OPEN
The beach at Cadigan Park is open starting today. We remind everyone that you must have a pass to enter the beach and passes are only sold at the Parks and Rec office in Old Town Hall. Parks and Rec will be open this weekend to purchase passes from 9 AM to 12PM on both Saturday and Sunday. In order to meet State guidelines, we may have to limit the number of people on the beach at one time. More information can be seen on the town website: https://www.brookfieldct.gov/parks-recreation/news/town-park-beach-2020
FARMERS MARKET IS NOW OPEN
The Farmers Market is open and running at the Town Hall location. It is open on Fridays from 3 to 6 PM.
OPENING TOWN HALL
We will be carefully returning Town Hall to normal operations over the month of June. To bring staff back and keep residents safe, we are reconfiguring our offices and installing sneeze shields in all offices that the public visits. We have started to receive in the new equipment and install it. You must make an appointment with the department you are visiting. We encourage everyone to use our online services if possible to conduct business with the town. When you visit Town Hall, you must wear a mask at all times, have your temperature checked and answer the CDC health questions. If you have any concerns about your health, please do not come to Town Hall. We are planning to open Town Hall to walk-ins in early August.
These are important links to keep up to date on the Coronavirus:
Wishing all a very happy and safe 4th
Newtown Savings Bank Concerts in the Park 2020
Following health guidelines, households in attendance must be seated 15 feet away from any other household. Surrounding fields will be used for seating in addition to the areas in front of the bandstand. The playground will remain closed. Please wear a mask (may be removed when seated with your household), bring your refreshments, blankets and chairs and enjoy this beloved summer tradition just a little farther apart this year.
Not comfortable attending the concert in person? Watch for a link on our website every Friday and enjoy the concert via livestream from the comfort of your home.