Brookfield's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/brookfield Sat, 04 Apr 2020 11:04:56 -0400 HamletHub.com Town of Brookfield CodeRED Notification System and More COVID-19 Updates https://news.hamlethub.com/brookfield/neighbors/45941-town-of-brookfield-codered-notification-system-and-more-covid-19-updates45941-town-of-brookfield-codered-notification-system-and-more-covid-19-updates https://news.hamlethub.com/brookfield/neighbors/45941-town-of-brookfield-codered-notification-system-and-more-covid-19-updates45941-town-of-brookfield-codered-notification-system-and-more-covid-19-updates

COVID-19 Update #15 from Steve Dunn, First Selectman
 
We are establishing a new system that will alert residents via phone, text or email about important issues going on in town. We plan to start with updates on the Coronavirus. This will be an opt-in system which you can do by phone or by going to the town website and clicking on the CodeRED logo on the bottom of the homepage. You can choose how you wish to be notified and can opt out at any time. We are hoping that many residents choose to opt into the system.
 
 This system is not the Emergency Reverse 911 system used by the Police department and you will continue to receive notifications from that system in the future.
 
To opt-in via phone send text brookfieldct to 99411 on your cell phone and it will prompt you on how to sign up.
 
We hope to have our first messages sent out starting early next week.
 
BROOKFIELD HAS 72 CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19
This is an increase of 13 since our last report. The State has caught up in reporting and this number represents the last 4 days of reporting.
 
We caution however that things are changing rapidly and we should not get a sense of false security. We are seeing intra-household transmission but no evidence of community transmission at this time. 
 
Everyone who tests positive with Covid19 MUST self-isolate from family and friends in a separate room and by using a separate bathroom if available. The Virus is widespread enough to consider everyone suspect.
 
Given there has been household transmission, we would recommend every positive resident self-isolate for a full 14 days. Forget more lenient CDC guidelines for coming off quarantine. Stay safe! Stay home!
 
 BOARD OF SELECTMEN MEETING WILL BE VIRTUAL ON MONDAY NIGHT APRIL 6th
 
IF you wish to join the meeting, you can do so via computer or via telephone. Instruction on how to do this are on the town website.
 
STILL RIVER GREEENWAY IS CLOSED
One of the barriers got knocked down by the wind and was put up again. We have gotten reports that despite the many signs and barriers, some people are still walking on the Greenway. Please remind anyone you see that it is closed.
 
FAQ FOR ASSISTANCE FOR RESIDENTS AND SMALL BUSINESS
 
Senator Murphy has created a FAQ page, which is quite extensive and can be accessed here:
We would also urge you to go to:
Ct.gov/coronavirus for State of CT programs
CDC.gov for the Center for Disease Control.
Brookfieldct.gov for town related issues
 
NEW RULES FOR SELF ISOLATION
 
From Dr. Raymond Sullivan-Director of Public Health:
Those who have tested positive can come off of isolation if:
1) They are fever free for three days while off fever reducing medications AND
2) They are entirely without symptoms of any cough, sneezing or respiratory difficulty for the same three days AND
3 They have been self-isolated for a minimum of 7 days
 
BRUSHYARD WILL BE OPEN THIS WEEKEND
Please be sure you keep social distances when bringing your brush. Please stay in your car if there is a line to drop brush.
 
TOWN HALL CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 6th
A person who has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus was in Town Hall. With an abundance of caution and after discussing with the Director of Public Health, Town Hall is closed to comply with the recommended 14-day isolation period.
We have hired a company to thoroughly clean the building. That is complete. Experts tell us that the virus does not live on surfaces longer than three days. Even though we have been cleaning the building daily, we want to keep our employees and the public safe with this additional cleaning.
Staff will be working from home, but will respond to calls and emails daily. We will bring some staff back to their offices starting April 6 while most will work from home.
 
BLOOD DRIVE APRIL 7 BROOKFIELD HIGH SCHOOL IS CANCELLED
We will continue to monitor this and we hope to hold this blood drive in the future.
 
STILL RIVER GREENWAY IS CLOSED
There are too many people using the Greenway to practice safe physical distancing, so we have closed it until further notice. We encourage you, in small family groups, to hike Gurski Farm, Happy Landings, Burr Farm and the Brookfield Open Spaces Legacy properties.
 
SCHOOLS DONATE SUPPLIES TO TOWN
Working with Superintendent Barile and Rosa Fernandes, Chairman of the Board of Education, and under the guidance and support of the State Commissioner of Education, the school system has donated numerous supplies our first responders need. The town has supplies on order, but some are delayed. We will return the supplies to the schools as soon as possible.
Brookfield is a great town and emergencies like this demonstrate why people love to live here. We take care of our own, work as a team, and fully support our police, fire, EMS and other volunteer groups fully.
 
SELF-DISTANCING IS KEY TO STOPING THE VIRUS
We have to make sure we are doing everything we can as a community to stop this pandemic. We can do that if each one of you, and your families, stays home and is extremely careful in public.
 
We ask that you do not go to our parks. We need every resident to leave the house only if absolutely necessary, to practice physical distancing at all times, and to wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds.
 
Remember that a very large percentage of those who have the virus have no symptoms and unwittingly may spread the virus. Here’s how you can help your fellow residents, many of whom are in the most vulnerable categories. Treat every encounter as meeting someone with the virus. Only in doing this can we successfully slow the spread of the disease.
 
When you shop, please do so by yourself, if possible. Do not allow your children to congregate in large groups, attend parties or sleepovers -- any activity that will bring children together.
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kerry@ducey.org (Steve Dunn, First Selectman) Neighbors Fri, 03 Apr 2020 15:36:33 -0400
Housatonic Museum of Art Receives $70K Donation From Werth Family Foundation https://news.hamlethub.com/brookfield/places/45939-housatonic-museum-of-art-receives-70-000-donation-from-werth-family-foundation45939-housatonic-museum-of-art-receives-70-000-donation-from-werth-family-foundation https://news.hamlethub.com/brookfield/places/45939-housatonic-museum-of-art-receives-70-000-donation-from-werth-family-foundation45939-housatonic-museum-of-art-receives-70-000-donation-from-werth-family-foundation

The Housatonic Museum of Art in Bridgeport–home to treasures by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Alexander Calder, Alex Katz and more–has received a $70,000 donation from the Werth Family Foundation.

A long-time benefactor of the museum, the Werth Family Foundation currently sponsors the Werth Family Foundation Student Docent Program, which introduces Bridgeport students to art, architecture and art history, teaches them to look at art critically, and provides them with an opportunity to develop visual, analytical and leadership skills. To date, the program has served over 4,000 students in 17 Bridgeport schools.

With this gift, the Foundation supports the museum’s programming, exhibitions and the preservation of its collection. It also provides essential funding for marketing efforts and new projects such as video interviews of the artists and donors that have contributed to the collection since its inception in 1967.

“This award is an important investment in sharing and exploring our arts and cultural heritage with those that live in and visit our region,” said Museum Director, Robbin Zella. “With this support, we can continue to provide engaging programming and educational opportunities, while also expanding our presence as a great learning resource.” The museum is planning for its grand re-opening on Thursday, September 5th with an exciting new exhibit entitled, Close to the Line: Mari Rantanen and Kirsten Reynolds. The museum has been closed for renovations since last summer.

To learn more about the Housatonic Museum of Art, please visit www.HousatonicMuseum.org or call (203) 332-5052. The museum is located on the Housatonic Community College campus at 900 Lafayette Boulevard in Bridgeport, CT.

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kerry@ducey.org (Laura Roberts) Places Fri, 03 Apr 2020 14:23:08 -0400
Connecticut COVID-19 Update: 4,914 Cases https://news.hamlethub.com/brookfield/neighbors/45940-connecticut-covid-19-update-4-914-cases45940-connecticut-covid-19-update-4-914-cases https://news.hamlethub.com/brookfield/neighbors/45940-connecticut-covid-19-update-4-914-cases45940-connecticut-covid-19-update-4-914-cases

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton took this photo of O'Neill Center at WCSU westside campus that is being transformed into a hospital for COVID-19 overflow. 

According to the State of Connecticut's latest data, the state has 4,914 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. This is an increase of 1,090 cases since yesterday. The increase in cases reported today is related to catch up of data entry and implementation of a new method for reporting cases to the Department of Public Health. This increase does not reflect a change in the trajectory of the outbreak. There have been 909 patients have been hospitalized due to the virus and 135 residents have died.

Fairfield County continues to have the majority of cases in the state with 2,716 COVID-19 cases and 75 deaths.

Among 216 nursing homes in CT, 48 (22%) have had at least one confirmed case of COVID-19. A total of 221 nursing home residents with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 have been identified of whom 80 (36%) were hospitalized and 23 (10%) have died.

Read the complete report HERE.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Neighbors Fri, 03 Apr 2020 12:35:19 -0400
Meet RVNAhealth Men and Women on the Front Line https://news.hamlethub.com/brookfield/neighbors/45938-meet-the-rvnahealth-front-line45938-meet-the-rvnahealth-front-line https://news.hamlethub.com/brookfield/neighbors/45938-meet-the-rvnahealth-front-line45938-meet-the-rvnahealth-front-line

RVNAhealth has a team of amazing clinicians and caregivers on the front line battling COVID. They are heroes - though they don't view it that way. 

They are the clinicians and caregivers who step forward when others step back. They are also the leaders who don’t just coach from the sidelines but find their way into the field. The RVNAhealth Front Line is driven by commitment and conviction, and their unwavering belief that the difference they make in their patients’ lives is an important one. 

And never are they more correct than now.  RVNAhealth is proud to introduce you. 

Throughout the month, RVNAhealth be sharing glimpses of as many team members as possible. They will also be featuring our front line on a special web page.

Please visit the page often (we'll be updating it frequently), to meet the team. And -- if you can -- please help RVNAhealth keep them safe by Protecting a Caregiver.

Meet the RVNAhealth Front Line

Jessica Velasco, RN
Jessica has an interesting story.  In times of 'normalcy,' she is our Home Health Aide Supervisor and Chronic Care Manager.  But when COVID-19 began to take hold, Jessica elected to return to the field to help care for patients she had served in days gone by -- this time as a hospice nurse. Meet Jessica 

Joe Naber, OTR
It's funny, the course of one's life. In school, Joe studied Construction Management. But when post-graduate opportunities were limited, he took a detour to Rehabilitation. Joe is now an Occupational Therapist serving COVID-19 patients in their residences and facilities. Joe may not be managing construction, but he is building trust and hope wherever he goes. Meet Joe

Annecia Young, HHA
Annecia Young is young, but she's also wise, and a wonderful and compassionate caregiver. She learned at the hands of her mother -- a nurse -- and cares for her patients as she hopes to be cared for herself one day, with honesty and love.  The challenges of COVID-19 don't stop Annecia. Her energy runs strong. Meet Annecia

Marlene Alba, EHR Specialist
Behind every successful Front Line is a team of experts quietly keeping the wheels turning. Marlene Alba is part of that team. An Electronic Health Record expert and educator, Marlene is focused now on keeping our system in sync with the evolving COVID-19 needs so our Front Line team can focus on the patients they see. Meet Marlene


 

Throughout the month, RVNAhealth be sharing glimpses of as many team members as possible. They will also be featuring our front line on a special web page.

 

Please visit the page often (RVNAhealth be updating it frequently), to meet the team. And -- if you can -- please help RVNAhealth keep them safe by Protecting a Caregiver.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Nancy Rowe) Neighbors Fri, 03 Apr 2020 08:49:47 -0400
Brookfield Library Bear Hunt Brings the Community Closer Together https://news.hamlethub.com/brookfield/events/45937-brookfield-library-bear-hunt-brings-the-community-closer-together45937-brookfield-library-bear-hunt-brings-the-community-closer-together https://news.hamlethub.com/brookfield/events/45937-brookfield-library-bear-hunt-brings-the-community-closer-together45937-brookfield-library-bear-hunt-brings-the-community-closer-together

Brookfield Library wants to bring our community closer together during this time of social isolation. "With families now practicing social distancing, getting out for a walk or drive has taken on a whole new meaning," they say.

Whether you have children or now, Brookfield Library is asking residents to place a stuffed bear (or other stuffed animal) in your window, porch, or yard. Children can "go on a bear hunt" and count all of the bears they find in the community!

You are encouraged to visit Brookfield Library Bear Hunt Facebook Page and post a photo of you or your child reading to a stuffed animal. Use the hashtag #Broofieldbearhunt

Happy hunting!

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Fri, 03 Apr 2020 08:33:40 -0400
OrthoConnecticut Offers Virtual Medical Visits https://news.hamlethub.com/brookfield/life/45936-orthoconnecticut-offers-virtual-medical-visits45936-orthoconnecticut-offers-virtual-medical-visits https://news.hamlethub.com/brookfield/life/45936-orthoconnecticut-offers-virtual-medical-visits45936-orthoconnecticut-offers-virtual-medical-visits

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, OrthoConnecticut is now offering telemedicine - virtual visits that enable you to see an orthopedic surgeon from the privacy and safety of your own home or office.

Did you know that many orthopedic issues, including some urgent issues, can be diagnosed using telemedicine appointments? You can get the specialized orthopedic care you need during this period of physical distancing and staying close to home. Telemedicine is simple to use, and the secure video conferencing technology can be used with any device.

Telemedicine Benefits

•          Get a diagnosis on new musculoskeletal issues

•          Follow up on an existing issue

•          Get post-surgical advice from your own physician

•          Practice physical distancing without reducing your quality of care

•          Review diagnostic tests such as x-rays and MRIs during a telemedicine visit

•          Simple and easy scheduling

•          Insurance processing for telemedicine and in-office visits are the same

How it Works

To schedule your telemedicine appointment with a specialist, call the number for the office location of your choice. All Telemedicine appointments must be booked by phone:

Danbury                203-797-1500

Norwalk                 203-845-2200

New Milford           860-355-8000

Pain Center           203-792-7246 

Our staff will help schedule your virtual appointment. A consent form and step-by-step directions will then be sent to you, explaining exactly how to perform a virtual visit with our physicians.  

OrthoConnecticut will continue to provide quality care while keeping our patients and staff safe by limiting unnecessary risk and exposure.  The practice appreciates the community’s patience while we navigate this unprecedented environment.

ABOUT ORTHOCONNECTICUT

OrthoConnecticut is the region’s premier, multi-specialty orthopedic practice, helping patients regain mobility, lead active lives, and attain optimal well-being. The practice’s urgent care service, OrthoCare Express, is open 7 days a week for emergencies and is available in Danbury, Darien, New Milford, Norwalk and Westport. To make a telemedicine appointment with any of the practice’s specialists, or to learn more visit http://www.myorthoct.com/ or call 1.833.ORTHOCT (1.833.678.4628).

 
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kerry@ducey.org (Page Bowler) Life Fri, 03 Apr 2020 05:10:03 -0400
COVID-19 Connecticut Update: 3,824 laboratory-confirmed cases https://news.hamlethub.com/brookfield/neighbors/45934-covid-19-connecticut-update-3-824-laboratory-confirmed-cases45934-covid-19-connecticut-update-3-824-laboratory-confirmed-cases https://news.hamlethub.com/brookfield/neighbors/45934-covid-19-connecticut-update-3-824-laboratory-confirmed-cases45934-covid-19-connecticut-update-3-824-laboratory-confirmed-cases

As of April 2, 2020, a total of 3824 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported among Connecticut residents. Eight hundred and twenty-seven patients are currently hospitalized. One hundred and twelve residents have died.

Fairfield County currently has 2132 COVID-19 cases. Sixty-five residents have passed away as a result of the virus.

Total Change Since Yesterday

Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases 3824 (+267)

Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19-Associated Deaths 112 (+27)

Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19 827 (+6)

Patients tested for COVID-19 18300 (+1700)

View cases by county and town as well as updated data here.

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kerry@ducey.org (CT.Gov) Neighbors Thu, 02 Apr 2020 12:06:18 -0400
Lamont's 20th Executive Order Includes Safe Stores Beginning Tomorrow https://news.hamlethub.com/brookfield/politics/45935-lamont-s-20th-executive-order-includes-safe-stores-beginning-tomorrow45935-lamont-s-20th-executive-order-includes-safe-stores-beginning-tomorrow https://news.hamlethub.com/brookfield/politics/45935-lamont-s-20th-executive-order-includes-safe-stores-beginning-tomorrow45935-lamont-s-20th-executive-order-includes-safe-stores-beginning-tomorrow

Governor Lamont signs 20th executive order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19

Governor Lamont today signed another executive order – the 20th since he enacted the emergency declarations – that builds upon his efforts to encourage mitigation strategies that slow down transmission of the virus.

Governor Lamont’s Executive Order No. 7S enacts the following provisions:

  • Safe stores mandatory statewide rules: Effective upon the opening of each retail establishment for the first time on April 3, 2020, every retail establishment in the state will be required to take additional protective measures to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 between and among customers, employees, and other persons such as delivery drivers and maintenance people. The order requires the commissioner of the Economic and Community Development to issue mandatory statewide rules prescribing such additional protective measures. Such rules will be mandatory throughout the state and supersede and preempt any current or contemplated municipal order.
  • Immediately following Governor Lamont’s signing of this executive order, the Department of Economic and Community Development published the Safe Stores Rules on its website, outlining guidance for retail establishments. All stores must follow these rules beginning April 3.
  • 60-day grace period for premium payments, policy cancellations, and non-renewals of insurance policies: Beginning on April 1, 2020 for a period of 60 days, no insurer in Connecticut – including life, health, auto property, casualty, and other types – may lapse or terminate a covered insurance policy because a policyholder does not pay a premium or interest during this time. This grace period is not automatic. To be eligible, affected policyholders must provide additional information acceptable to their insurance carriers.
  • Extension of 30-day period of credit for liquor permittees: Modifies state law to permit the maximum period of credit for liquor permittees from certain creditors, including wholesalers and manufacturers, to be 90 days after the date of delivery for all permittees prohibited from engaging in on-premise sales per Executive Order No. 7D.
  • Daily payment of certain taxes changed to weekly: Modifies the tax payment requirements for Sportech, the licensee authorized to operate off-track betting in Connecticut, from daily to weekly so that its employees aren’t required to appear in person daily.
  • Flexibility to amend Medicaid waivers and state plan: In order to allow continued access to critical services for Medicaid beneficiaries, the order waives public notice and legislative hearing requirements for the duration of the declared public health and civil preparedness emergencies to allow the Department of Social Services to seek expedited approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to submit Medicaid waivers; amend existing Medicaid waivers; submit Medicaid State Plan Amendments that would have required a waiver but for the Affordable Care Act; and obtain relief from various other federal requirements on an emergency basis.
  • Relief from certain municipal tax deadlines and collection efforts: Requires municipalities to enact one or both of two options for providing temporary tax forbearance of property tax collection and reduced interest on delinquent tax payments to property owners under certain conditions, including that landlords agree extend commensurate forbearance to commercial, residential, or institutional tenants for the duration of the deferment.
  • Allow suspension of in-person voting requirements for critical and time sensitive municipal fiscal deadlines: Allows suspension of certain in-person votes of residents or taxpayers on certain fiscal decisions, in addition to the provisions in Executive Order No. 7I, for fiscal decisions needed to prevent property damage, protect public health and safety, or prevent significant financial loss, provided they comply with all open meeting requirements of Executive Order No. 7B.
  • Suspension of reapplication filing requirement for the homeowners’ elderly/disabled circuit breaker tax relief program and for the homeowners’ elderly/disabled freeze tax relief program: Allows recipients of this benefit to receive the benefit for the coming year without recertifying their eligibility.
  • Substitution of full inspection requirements pertaining to October 1, 2020 grand list revaluations: Allows 34 municipalities to continue with their scheduled 2020 revaluations, which are started up to a year in advance.The statute allows for Data Mailer Questionnaire to be mailed to the property owner when access is unobtainable; this eliminates having to request access, and allows for the revaluation to be completed via questionnaire.
  • Extension of deadline to file income and expense statement to August 15: Allows taxpayers additional time to complete their income and expense statements.
  • Suspension of non-judicial tax sales: Suspends foreclosures through non-judicial tax sales until 30 days after the end of the COVID-19 emergency.

Governor Lamont announces medical surge plan in collaboration with Connecticut’s long-term care facilities

Governor Lamont today announced that his administration is collaborating with Connecticut’s long-term care facilities on a medical surge plan that will involve moving some residents and the creation of dedicated spaces for residents who are COVID-19 positive.

As the number of individuals who are diagnosed with COVID-19 rises, the health care system will be stretched to extremes. Compounding this challenge is the fact that the elderly population will be at greater risk when diagnosed as being positive for COVID-19.

Nursing homes are an essential component of the medical surge plan. It includes the following options:

  1. Separation of COVID-19 positive residents: Anyone diagnosed as COVID-19 positive in a hospital and later admitted to a nursing home will be monitored and assessed for 14 days in an area that only has other COVID-19 positive residents. Anyone admitted who is negative for COVID-19 will be housed with other residents who are negative, as a mitigation measure.
  2. Dedication of space: Existing nursing homes will dedicate specific units that will group together residents who have been diagnosed as being COVID-19 positive, where applicable.
  3. Conversion of existing nursing homes: Residents of some long-term care facilities who either test negative for COVID-19 or display no symptoms will be able to voluntarily transfer to facilities where there are no COVID-19 positive residents. At the same time, some facilities will be converted to only house individuals who are COVID-19 positive and dedicate their new admissions to individuals who have been diagnosed positive. This concept also includes a facility who has a dedicated entrance to a unit within the structure that can physically isolate all care and services from normal operations. For existing nursing home conversions, individuals who are not positive for COVID-19 and/or asymptomatic will all be voluntarily transferred to the receiving destination prior to that facility accepting any individuals who are COVID-19 positive.
  4. Development of new alternate care sites: New spaces are identified that are currently vacant and in several cases have been vacated through recent nursing home closures. These sites would be licensed as chronic and convalescent nursing homes and the request would be made to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) for an 1135 waiver for rapid certification. These alternate care sites, too, would be dedicated to the care of individuals positive for COVID-19. Alternate care sites developed will be inspected and approved by the Department of Public Health (DPH). DPH can also provide support regarding access to and moving of equipment, staffing and logistics.

The Department of Social Services and the Office of Policy and Management have determined a specific payment rate for options 3 and 4. Options 3 and 4 would also require providers to submit a written proposal to DPH prior to approval that will need to address staffing patterns, equipment needs and detail system supports that will be provided such as environmental and food services, among others.

Options 3 and 4 will create additional bed space for 1,175 people. The following nursing homes have been identified as potential sites:

Option 3 (conversion of existing facilities)

  • Evergreen Health Care (Stafford Springs, 180 Beds)
  • Sharon Health Care (Sharon, 88 Beds)
  • Touchpoints of Farmington (Farmington, 120 Beds)
  • Touchpoints of Bloomfield (Bloomfield, 30 Beds)
  • Greenwich Woods (Greenwich, 217)
  • Total beds in option 3: 635

Option 4 (new alternate sites)

  • Old Greenwich Civic Center (Greenwich, 90 Beds)
  • Silver Hill Hospitals (New Caanan, 90 Beds)
  • Westfield (Meriden, 120 Beds)
  • Green Springs (East Hartford, 120 Beds)
  • Vacant Nursing Home in Region 5 (120 Beds)
  • Total beds in option 4: 540

The following is the list of nursing homes in Connecticut with residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 as of April 1, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.:

Town

Nursing Home

Bloomfield

Bloomfield Healthcare Center

Bloomfield

Caleb Hitchcock Health Center

Bloomfield

Touchpoints at Bloomfield

Bridgeport

Jewish Living Center

Canton

Cherry Brook Health Care Center

Danbury

Glen Hill Center

East Haven

Whispering Pines Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

Greenwich

Greenwich Woods Rehabilitation

Greenwich

Nathaniel Witherell

Guilford

Guilford House

Milford

Golden Hill Rehab Pavilion

Naugatuck

Glendale Center

New Haven

Grimes Center

New London

Harbor Village Health and Rehabilitation

Newington

Bel-Air Manor

Portland

Portland Care and Rehabilitation

Rocky Hill

Apple Rehab Rocky Hill

Seymour

Shady Knoll Health Center

Sharon

Sharon Health Care Center

Shelton

Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes

Shelton

Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation

Shelton

Gardner Heights Health Care Center

Stafford Springs

Evergreen Health Care Center

Stamford

St. Camillus Center

Suffield

Suffield House

Torrington

RegalCare at Torrington

Torrington

Wolcott Hall

Trumbull

Maefair Health Care Center

Waterbury

Abbott Terrace Health Center

Waterbury

RegalCare at Waterbury

Waterbury

Waterbury Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation

Waterford

Bayview Health Care

Wilton

Wilton Meadows

Windsor

Kimberly Hall North

Windsor

Windsor Health and Rehabilitation

Woodbridge

The Willows


Connecticut National Guard deploys additional medical capacity at Middlesex Hospital, SCSU, and WCSU

The Connecticut National Guard today continued efforts to deploy additional medical capacity at several sites throughout the state:

  • A Connecticut Department of Public Health mobile field hospital was set up at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown. This is the third of these units to be deployed at hospitals across the state. Last week, the Guard deployed two other of these units at Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford and Danbury Hospital.
  • The Guard today also deployed a 250-bed medical station provided by FEMA at the Moore Field House on the campus of Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven.
  • In addition, the Guard today began preparations to set-up 300 beds of additional medical capacity from the Connecticut Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security at the O’Neill Center on the campus of Western Connecticut State University in Danbury. Those beds will be assembled on Thursday.

Governor Lamont announces creation of 4-CT charitable organization to unite donors with Connecticut programs responding to COVID-19

Recognizing the considerable demand on resources the COVID-19 public health emergency is having on nearly every aspect of life across the state, a group of Connecticut-based philanthropists today announced that they have established a charitable organization to raise new support for the state’s nonprofit organizations that are serving those impacted by the pandemic.

The Connecticut COVID-19 Charity Connection – also known as 4-CT – is an independent, 501(c)3 organization with the mission of bolstering the resources available to support the state’s frontline providers who are serving all areas impacted by the crisis. 4-CT will provide financial support to ensure their services can meet increased demand and have a positive impact. In announcing its launch, the charity has already raised $10 million from generous donors and is seeking to significantly increase these efforts in the coming weeks and months to further support to the state’s nonprofit community.

Governor Ned Lamont, recognizing the urgency of addressing the impact of the crisis on communities across the state, said the creation of this charity is an example of Connecticut ingenuity and generosity, and applauded the efforts of those who sought to bring it to fruition.

“I’m grateful to our community foundations, United Way of Connecticut, and the individual donors who support the work of nonprofits that provide critical services across our state every day – and during this crisis,” Governor Lamont said. “4-CT will expand the ranks of these philanthropic partners supporting the nonprofits on the frontlines.”

For more information, read the press release issued today by Governor Lamont.

State Parks to reduce visitor capacity during COVID-19 pandemic

Pursuant to Executive Order No. 7R, which Governor Lamont signed Tuesday, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that it will be enforcing stricter measures to support safe, solitary enjoyment of outdoor spaces at all state parks in an effort to maintain social distancing. This include plans to limit parking capacity at certain parks to manage visitor levels.

While state parks remain open for solitary recreation, the agency is closely monitoring park visitorship and is closing parking lots when lots become full and lowering parking thresholds where necessary. In some locations, additional visitors have been observed parking outside of park entrances that have been closed for capacity and walking in, which undermines DEEP’s ability to maintain manageable visitor levels. The executive order Governor Lamont signed gives DEEP the authority to impose penalties on individuals who enter parks after they have reached capacity.

Those considering visiting State Parks are encouraged to take these steps:

  • Check the Connecticut State Park’s Twitter account at @CTStateParks, where real-time information on park closures is announced;
  • Stay home if you’re not feeling well; and
  • Rather than traveling to the more popular spots, discover a new place that is less traveled. Check out DEEP’s website for a list of every State Park and use the hashtag #CTTrailsLessTraveled on social media.

For more information, read the press release issued today by DEEP.

Connecticut State Colleges and University system donates PPE to facilities across the state

Higher education institutions from within the Connecticut State Colleges and University (CSCU) system have been making donations of PPE from their facilities to local hospitals to assist with emergency response.

“There are so many ways each of us can help out in some way, and I applaud these higher education institutions for utilizing their resources and giving them to our local hospitals, which are in need of this equipment at this time,” Governor Lamont said.

PPE donations from each CSCU institution to date includes:

  • Central Connecticut State University: Total Gloves Combined, 26,000; Total Masks Combined, 430
  • Eastern Connecticut State University: Total Masks Combined, 1,200
  • Western Connecticut State University: Total Gloves Combined, 400; Total Masks Combined, 1,550; Total Gowns Combined, 174
  • Charter Oak State College: Total Gloves Combined, 1,800; Total Masks Combined, 21
  • Tunxis Community College: Total Gloves Combined, 15,600; Total Masks Combined, 838; Total Eye Protection Combined, 48; Total gowns, 60
  • Middlesex Community College: Total Gloves Combined, 25,300; Total Masks Combined, 560
  • Norwalk Community College: Total Gloves Combined, 15,000; Total Masks Combined, 919; Total Gowns Combined, 130; Total Alcohol Prep Pads Combined, 1,800; Total Ventilators Combined (on loan), 3
  • Three Rivers Community College: Total Gloves Combined, 5,700; Total Masks Combined, 2,000 Total Gowns Combined, 189
  • Northwestern Connecticut Community College: Total Gloves Combined, 15,100; Total Masks Combined, 1,890; Total Gowns Combined, 211
  • Manchester Community College: Total Ventilators Combined, 6
  • Housatonic Community College: Total Gloves Combined, 300; Total Masks Combined, 200; Total Gowns Combined, 120
  • Naugatuck Valley Community College: Total Gloves Combined, 28,400; Total Masks Combined, 200; Total Gowns Combined, 510
  • Quinebaug Valley Community College: Total Gloves Combined, 23,100; Total Masks Combined, 525; Total Gowns Combined, 85
  • Capital Community College: Total Gloves Combined, 27,700; Total Masks Combined, 1,012; Total Gowns Combined, 406
  • CSCU System Totals: Gloves: 184,400; Masks: 11,345; Gowns: 1,885; Ventilators: 9

Providing information to Connecticut residents

For the most up-to-date information from the State of Connecticut on COVID-19, including an FAQ and other guidance and resources, residents are encouraged to visit ct.gov/coronavirus.

Individuals who have general questions that are not answered on the website can also call 2-1-1 for assistance. The hotline is available 24 hours a day and has multilingual assistance and TDD/TTY access. It intended to be used by individuals who are not experiencing symptoms but may have general questions related to COVID-19. Anyone experiencing symptoms is strongly urged to contact their medical provider.

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kerry@ducey.org (Gov. Ned Lamont) Politics Thu, 02 Apr 2020 09:14:12 -0400
Connecticut COVID-19 Update: 3,557 Cases, First Pediatric Death https://news.hamlethub.com/brookfield/neighbors/45932-connecticut-covid-19-update-3-557-cases-first-pediatic-death-in-connecticut45932-connecticut-covid-19-update-3-557-cases-first-pediatic-death-in-connecticut https://news.hamlethub.com/brookfield/neighbors/45932-connecticut-covid-19-update-3-557-cases-first-pediatic-death-in-connecticut45932-connecticut-covid-19-update-3-557-cases-first-pediatic-death-in-connecticut

As of April 1, 2020, a total of 3557 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported among Connecticut residents. Seven hundred and sixty-six patients are currently hospitalized. Eighty-five residents have died. 

Fairfield County currently has the most cases in Connecticut with 1986 positive COVID-19 cases. There have been 49 deaths in Fairfield County.

Earlier today, Governor Ned Lamont reported the first pediatric fatality in Connecticut linked to COVID-19. "A 6-week old newborn from the Hartford area was brought unresponsive to a hospital last week and could not be revived," he said.

View cases by Town and County here.

National COVID-19 statistics and information about preventing spread of COVID-19 are available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A weekly report on seasonal influenza activity can be found on the DPH website.

The map you see here shows the number of patients currently hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 by county based on data collected by the Connecticut Hospital Association. The distribution is by location of hospital, not patient residence. The labels indicate the number of patients currently hospitalized with the change since yesterday in parentheses.

Additional details can be found here.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (State of CT) Neighbors Wed, 01 Apr 2020 13:54:57 -0400
Connecticut COVID Update: 3,128 Confirmed Cases, 69 Deaths https://news.hamlethub.com/brookfield/neighbors/45931-connecticut-covid-update-3-128-confirmed-cases-69-deaths45931-connecticut-covid-update-3-128-confirmed-cases-69-deaths https://news.hamlethub.com/brookfield/neighbors/45931-connecticut-covid-update-3-128-confirmed-cases-69-deaths45931-connecticut-covid-update-3-128-confirmed-cases-69-deaths

As of March 31, 2020, a total of 3128 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported among Connecticut residents. Six hundred and eight patients are currently hospitalized. Sixty-nine residents have died. In addition to the deaths related to COVID-19 that have been reported to the Department of Public Health (DPH), this update contains information on the number of deaths that have been reported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME).

Today, the OCME provided information on 14 additional COVID-19 related deaths that occurred during March 17-29. There were 16 COVID-19 related deaths on March 30, and 3 on March 31. Moving forward, deaths reported to either the OCME or DPH will be included in the daily COVID-19 update.

Fairfield County currently has the most cases in the state with 1870 COVID-19 confirmed positives 1870. View the data per county and town here.

Summary

Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases 3128 (+557)

COVID-19 Associated Deaths 69 (+33)

Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19 608 (+91)

Patients tested for COVID-19 15600 (+1000)

The Dr. Katherine A. Kelley State Public Health Laboratory has tested a total of 2008 patients for COVID19; 359 (18%) patients tested positive. The graph (image #2) shows the number of patients tested by date specimens were received. Hospital and commercial laboratories also are offering testing for COVID19 in Connecticut; in total, more than 15600 tests have been reported to date.

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kerry@ducey.org (State of CT) Neighbors Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:34:13 -0400
Governor Lamont Announces Mortgage Payment Relief During COVID-19 Crisis https://news.hamlethub.com/brookfield/politics/45930-governor-lamont-announces-mortgage-payment-relief-during-covid-19-crisis45930-governor-lamont-announces-mortgage-payment-relief-during-covid-19-crisis https://news.hamlethub.com/brookfield/politics/45930-governor-lamont-announces-mortgage-payment-relief-during-covid-19-crisis45930-governor-lamont-announces-mortgage-payment-relief-during-covid-19-crisis

Governor Ned Lamont today announced that his administration has reached an agreement with over 50 credit unions and banks in Connecticut to offer mortgage relief to the state’s residents and businesses who continue to face hardship caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Under the agreement, the following relief policies are being offered by participating financial institutions:

  • 90-day grace period for all mortgage payments: Participating financial institutions are now offering mortgage-payment forbearances of up to 90 days, which will allow homeowners to reduce or delay monthly mortgage payments. In addition, the institutions will:
  • Provide a streamlined process for requesting forbearance for COVID-19-related reasons, supported with available documentation;
  • Confirm approval and terms of forbearance program; and
  • Provide the opportunity to extend forbearance agreements if faced with continued hardship resulting from COVID-19.
  • Relief from fees and charges for 90 days: For at least 90 days, participating financial institutions will waive or refund mortgage-related late fees and other fees including early CD withdrawals.
  • No new foreclosures for 60 days: Financial institutions will not start any foreclosure sales or evictions.
  • No credit score changes for accessing relief: For those taking advantage of this COVID-19-related relief, late or missed payments will not be shared with credit reporting agencies.

The agreement, which was negotiated on behalf of the Lamont administration by Commissioner Jorge Perez at the Connecticut Department of Banking, builds upon similar initiatives that have been enacted in recent days in California and New Jersey, and has been endorsed by the Connecticut Bankers Association and the Credit Union League of Connecticut. More than 50 credit unions and banks statewide are participating, including Webster Bank, American Eagle Financial Credit Union, Liberty Bank, Charter Oak Federal Credit Union, Bank of America, Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union, and Peoples United Bank. Additional financial institutions are expected to join the initiative in the coming days. The Department of Banking will maintain updated list of participating institutions on its website.

“This agreement with our financial institutions will allow Connecticut residents to obtain some relief as this public health emergency has had an impact on thousands of people in our state,” Governor Lamont said. “I thank each of these financial institutions that will provide this relief and applaud their participation in this agreement. The way we are going to get through this crisis is by working together, and this is an example of how we are going to get that done.”

The Department of Banking, along with the state’s banks and credit unions, is reminding residents that their money remains safe during the COVID-19 crisis and protected by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). No deposits have ever been lost under the protection of the FDIC and NCUA.

“This is a time when we need our entire financial services industry to come together to work tirelessly for the people of Connecticut, which is why I have asked the banks and credit unions to join forces and present one united approach which tells all of Connecticut, ‘We are in this together,’” Commissioner Perez said. “I am pleased to see that these efforts are well underway and that they are helping Connecticut residents work through this challenge.”

Leadership at Connecticut’s credit unions and banks said that they are flexibly meeting member and customer needs everyday on a case-by-case basis in a number of ways that may include fee waivers, access to short-term loans, loan deferrals and uninterrupted access to digital services, even though some credit unions and banks have temporarily limited physical access to their lobbies.

Bruce Adams, president and CEO of the Credit Union League of Connecticut, said, “We view ourselves as the financial first responders in this crisis, and I applaud Governor Lamont and Commissioner Perez for their leadership in partnering with us to provide even more financial solutions for the people of Connecticut.”

Tom Mongellow, president and CEO of the Connecticut Bankers Association, said, “Connecticut banks and credit unions are open for business, and statewide we have quickly and voluntarily responded to Governor Lamont’s and Commissioner Perez’s directives. Our financial institutions continue to ensure the financial well-being of the people and businesses they serve across the state, while protecting the health of their team members and customers.”

Adams and Mongellow are stressing that customers with loans should stay in close contact with their financial institution to identify their particular needs and work on customized solutions. They are also reminding customers that measures to protect people's health and safety continue to be available:

  • Drive-through services are available at numerous branches;
  • Individual appointments for in-person meetings are available at many financial institutions;
  • Call centers employees stand ready to assist customers and members;
  • Technology platforms give ready access to online services like bill pay, transfers, remote depositing of checks and ATMs for cash needs; and
  • People can use mobile payment channels and debit cards or credit cards to make purchases.


Questions and Answers on Connecticut’s COVID-19 Mortgage Relief Agreement

How do I get mortgage relief and/or forbearance?

You should contact and work directly with your mortgage servicer to learn about and apply for available relief. Please note that financial institutions and their servicers are experiencing high volumes of inquiries.

How long will the forbearance last?

 Participating financial institutions are now offering mortgage-payment forbearances of up to 90 days, which will allow homeowners to reduce or delay monthly mortgage payments.

What effect will this have on my credit report?

Financial institutions will not report derogatory information (e.g., late payments) to credit reporting agencies but may report a forbearance, which typically does not alone negatively affect a credit score.

How long will these programs last?

It is still unclear how severe or how long the COVID-19 impacts will be. Financial institutions have committed to necessary relief and will be assessing the ongoing conditions and necessity of continuing relief.

What if my financial institution isn’t offering this relief?

At this time, Webster Bank, American Eagle Financial Credit Union, Liberty Bank, Charter Oak Federal Credit Union, Bank of America, Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union, and Peoples United Bank, in addition to over 50 other federal and state-chartered banks, credit unions, and servicers are supporting these commitments. The state will welcome any other institution that would like to meet the moment and provide much-needed financial relief to Connecticut residents. The Department of Banking will publish a list of participating financial institutions on its website in the coming days.

What if I already made a payment or was hit with a fee because of COVID-19?

These measures go into effect as of March 31, 2020.

Is the mortgage relief available to businesses?

The relief is currently only available for residential mortgages.

What if my mortgage servicer is not communicative or cooperative?

You can file a complaint with the Department of Banking through the complaint form on the department website or by contacting the department at 860-240-8299 or 1-800-831-7225 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST Monday through Friday).

What impact does the CARES Act have?

The CARES Act has important protections for renters and homeowners. In particular, homeowners with mortgage loans that are backed by the federal government through the FHA, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, or other agencies can receive significant forbearance.

How about commercial loans and commercial mortgages?

Commercial loan or commercial mortgage customers should know that all financial institutions are working proactively with each commercial borrower experiencing challenges. Any bank or credit union commercial customer having financial difficulty, whether for-profit or nonprofit, should call their financial institution as soon as possible. Several important governmental actions have and will provide relief to businesses.

The Lamont administration’s quick actions resulted in Connecticut being one of the first states where businesses can access the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) economic injury disaster loan program for up to $2 million dollars. In addition, the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development quickly created the Connecticut Recovery Bridge Loan program, which will provide up to $50 million of loans to small businesses and nonprofits

Importantly, last week Congress passed the important CARES Act, which includes the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and will provide loans and grants of up to $10 million, for companies of up to 500 employees. A wide variety of businesses will be eligible for the PPP as soon as next week and they include but are not limited to: private and public businesses, self-employed and independent contractors, nonprofits, veterans’ organizations, and tribal business concerns. Additional information on the PPP should be available from the SBA early next week.

In addition to the PPP, banks and credit unions continue to work with their commercial customers on a case by case basis to address the financial needs of their impacted business. We encourage any impacted commercial customers to contact their financial institution.

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kerry@ducey.org (Gov. Ned Lamont) Politics Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:18:35 -0400
RVNAhealth Offers Advance Care Planning Support to Community Members https://news.hamlethub.com/brookfield/neighbors/45933-rvnahealth-offers-advance-care-planning-support-to-community-members45933-rvnahealth-offers-advance-care-planning-support-to-community-members https://news.hamlethub.com/brookfield/neighbors/45933-rvnahealth-offers-advance-care-planning-support-to-community-members45933-rvnahealth-offers-advance-care-planning-support-to-community-members

One of the many important services that the RVNAhealth ComfortWELL team delivers year-round is help and facilitation with Advance Care Planning – the process of guiding individuals to make plans about their future health care choices. An Advance Care Plan provides direction to healthcare professionals when a person is not in a position to make and/or communicate their own healthcare choices, and it enables family and friends to follow a loved one's wishes without the burden of trying to figure out what they are.

“Advance Care Planning is a true gift to oneself and to one’s family,” says Keri Linardi, RN, BSN, PHN, CHPCA, Chief Clinical Officer at RVNAhealth. “It allows clarity in health care decision making prior to crises in health, and it gives families or decision-makers one last opportunity to honor their loved ones wishes. A final gift to close the circle.”

“And, while we promote Advance Care Planning at all times,” Linardi continues, ”now – when you have time at home and when COVID-19 is so active in our communities – is a very good time to take care of this. Our team is here to help.”

RVNAhealth is now offering Advance Care Planning support to all community members – free of charge. The help will be conducted via tele-health methods (phone, FaceTime, WhatsApp and other video-conferencing methods as needed) and will include the facilitation of discussion on such topics as wishes for care, COVID-19-specific conditions; benefits vs. burdens of particular decisions and more. The consultations will be conducted by key members of the RVNAhealth ComfortWELL team including Kaye Hale, MD, Hospice Associate Medical Director; Cindy Merritt, LCSW, Hospice Social Worker; Jessica Lewis, LCSW, Hospice Social Worker or Niamh Van Mienes, APRN.

“RVNAhealth is caring for a wide range of patients right now and our experiences are telling us clearly what is working and what needs attention. Our two ongoing recommendations for all patients and community members remain: practice all the recommended health measures including staying at home, social distancing, hand-washing; and take the time to prepare an advance care plan,” says Linardi.

To learn more, or make an appointment to meet with the RVNAhealth Advance Care Planning team, call 203-894-5014 or write to AdvanceCarePlanning@rvnahealth.org.

The photo shows Cindy Merritt, LCSW, in a conversation with an RVNAhealth patient family member

About RVNAhealth

RVNAhealth is a private, nonprofit organization that provides exceptional home and community health care services, supports public health and safety, and has promoted the highest quality of life for over 100 years. During this century, our name, services, and reach have evolved to meet the care and wellness needs of all those we serve, yet our focus on excellent care, quality and safety, and our guiding philosophy have remained steadfast – the individuals and patients we care for come first.

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kerry@ducey.org (Nancy Rowe) Neighbors Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:50:49 -0400
Student-Athlete William Oldham of Brookfield Plays on Warriors Baseball Team, Coronavirus Cuts Season Short https://news.hamlethub.com/brookfield/neighbors/45929-student-athlete-william-oldham-of-brookfield-plays-on-warriors-baseball-team-coronavirus-cuts-season-short45929-student-athlete-william-oldham-of-brookfield-plays-on-warriors-baseball-team-coronavirus-cuts-season-short https://news.hamlethub.com/brookfield/neighbors/45929-student-athlete-william-oldham-of-brookfield-plays-on-warriors-baseball-team-coronavirus-cuts-season-short45929-student-athlete-william-oldham-of-brookfield-plays-on-warriors-baseball-team-coronavirus-cuts-season-short

The Eastern Connecticut State University Warriors baseball team was off to a 4-1 start in its 2020 season of play before the NCAA canceled all college sports through the end of the school year due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Nonetheless, 39 student-athletes made the team, which was vying for another competitive season in the Little East Conference (LEC).

Among the scholar-athletes is freshmen William Oldham of Brookfield, number 21, who plays Pitcher and majors in Business Administration.

The Warriors compete in the LEC, which was established in 1986 as a single-sport league by six public institutions throughout New England. The LEC has since become a multi-sport league with eight primary members, six affiliate members and 19 championships.

Eastern offers a broad-based, Division III athletic program aimed at safeguarding the amateur aspects of the various sports and maintaining the proper perspective of athletics within Eastern's academic mission. By placing emphasis on the values of equity, diversity, sportsmanship, health and wellbeing, Eastern's athletic program encourages students to contribute more effectively to our society and live richer, fuller lives.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (ECSU) Neighbors Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:43:18 -0400
Gov Lamont Announces Open Fishing Season for Connecticut https://news.hamlethub.com/brookfield/places/45928-gov-lamont-announces-open-fishing-season-for-connecticut-158567221745928-gov-lamont-announces-open-fishing-season-for-connecticut-1585672217 https://news.hamlethub.com/brookfield/places/45928-gov-lamont-announces-open-fishing-season-for-connecticut-158567221745928-gov-lamont-announces-open-fishing-season-for-connecticut-1585672217

This week, Governor Lamont signed an Executive Order that included the early opening of the fishing season in Connecticut. With spring showing its early colors, fishing is a perfect outdoor activity. It states:

opening the fishing season early in inland waters will help to limit community spread of COVID-19 by eliminating the large crowds that often accompany the traditional Opening Day of fishing in April

If you are suffering from cabin fever, head to your favorite fishing hole and drop in a line! Remember, even while fishing or engaging in any outdoor activity, social distancing is a MUST. Please remain 6' apart!

During this time of social distancing, fishing should be enjoyed as solitary experience or with members of the immediate household, not as a group activity. DEEP is encouraging all anglers to follow social distancing practices. Anglers should maintain a distance of at least six feet from others, practice good personal hygiene, stay home and away from others if they feel sick, and avoid areas where anglers or others congregate. All other fishing laws and regulations, including requirements for a fishing license and trout and salmon stamp when needed, and all methods, creel limits and length limits remain in effect. More information and a helpful FAQ can be found on DEEP’s website

Please refer constituents to https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Fishing/CT-Fishing for more information. We continue to stock trout and plan on completely our spring 2020 stockings. Below you will find the listings of our stockings so far this spring. Anglers should also check out our Interactive Stocking map at: https://ctdeep.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=70d13bc033854b89a87c04b1d11b1a43

You can find a helpful video here: https://www.facebook.com/CTFishAndWildlife/videos/1147555402243388/

A list of the fishing spots are listed below:

Around Bridgeport/Danbury/Norwalk/Stamford:

Lakes - Ball Pond, Beardsley Park Pond, Blanchard Pond, Candlewood Lake, Cobbs Mill Pond, Disbrow Pond, Factory Pond, Great Hollow Pond, Housatonic Lake, Isinglass Reservoir (Farmill), Lake Kenosia, Lake Lillinonah, Lake Zoar, Mamanasco Lake, Miller’s Pond, Mohegan Lake, Nells Rock Reservoir, Pierrepont Pond, Saugatuck Reservoir, Shelton Reservoir #2, Silvermine Pond, Squantz Pond, Starrett Pond, Tollgate Pond, Tungsten Mine Park Pond, Twin Brooks Park Pond, West Pequonnock Reservoir
Major Trout Streams – Aspetuck, Byram, Farmill, Mianus, Mill, Morrissey Brook, Norwalk, Pequonnock, Pond Brook, Pootatuck, Rippowam, Saugatuck

Around Hartford/New Britain:

Lakes - Angus Park Pond, Batterson Park Pond, Broad Brook Mill Pond, Brookfield Pond, Congamond Lakes, Freshwater Pond, Howells Pond, Manitook Lake, Rainbow Reservoir, St Martha’s Pond, Salmon Brook Pond, Salters Pond, Silver Lake, Stratton Brook Park Pond
Major Trout Streams – Blackledge, Cherry Brook, Coppermine Brook, Dickenson Creek, Farmington, Fawn Brook, Pequabuck, Podunk, Raymond Brook, Roaring Brook, Salmon Brook, Scantic, Stony Brook, Stratton Brook

Around Middletown/East Haddam:

Lakes - Bashan Lake, Beseck Lake, Black Pond, Cedar Lake, Dooley Pond, Great Hill Pond, Higganum Reservoir, Lake Hayward, Messerschmidt’s Pond, Miller’s Pond, Moodus Reservoir, Pataconk Lake, Pistol Shop Pond, Schreeder Pond

Major Trout Streams – Coginchaug, Hammonasset, Hemlock Valley Brook, Pine Brook, Salmon

Around New Haven/Naugatuck:

Lakes - Axle Shop Pond, Baldwin Pond, Barber Pond, Beaver Park Lagoon, Black Pond, Clarks Mill Pond, Clarktown Pond, Dayton Pond, Hancock Brook Flood Control Pond, Hop Brook Flood Control Pond, Housatonic Lake, Lake Chamberlain, Lake Lillinonah, Lake Saltonstall, Lake Stibbs, Lake Wintergreen, Lake Zoar, Maltby Lakes, North Farms Reservoir, Pages Millpond, Picketts Pond, Prospect Park Pond, Quonnipaug Lake, Scovill Reservoir, Silver Lake, Southford Falls Pond, Upper Fulton Park Pond, Wards Millpond, Wharton Pond, Woodruff’s Pond

Major Trout Streams – Bladens Brook, Branford, Chatfield Hollow Brook, Eight Mile Brook, Farm, Hop Brook, Little, Menunketesuck Brook, Mill, Muddy, Nonnewaug, Pomperaug, Quinnipiac, Sprain Brook, Weekeepeemee Brook, Wepawaug

Around New London/Norwich:

Lakes - Amos Lake, Andersons Pond, Ashland Pond, Aspinook Pond, Avery Pond, Babcock Pond, Billings Lake, Bog Meadow Pond, Day Pond, Dodge Pond, Fitchville Pond, Fort Shantok Pond, Gardner Lake, Glasgo Pond, Godfrey Pond, Gorton Pond, Green Falls Reservoir, Hallville Pond, Hewitt Flyfishing Pond, Hewitt Pond (lower), Hodge Pond, Hopeville Pond, Horse Pond, Lake of Isles, Lantern Hill Pond, Long Pond, Mohegan Park Pond, Norwich Pond, Pachaug Pond, Pataganset Lake, Pickerel Lake, Powers Lake, Red Cedar Lake, Rogers Lake, Savin Lake, Sawmill Park Pond, Uncas Lake, Wyassup Lake

Major Trout Streams – Beaver Brook, Broad Brook, Choate Brook, Eight Mile, Gardner Brook, Green Falls, Hunts Brook, Indiantown Brook, Jeremy, Judd Brook, Latimers Brook, Meadow Brook, Mt Misery Brook, Myron Kinney Brook, Pachaug, Salmon, Shunock Brook, Susquetonscut Brook, Whitford’s, Wood, Yantic

Around Torrington/Winsted:

Lakes - Bantam Lake, Black Rock Pond, Black Rock Flood Control Pond, Burr Pond, Colebrook Flood Control Pond, Dog Pond, East Twin Lake, Hatch Pond, Highland Lake, Indian Pond, Lake Lillinonah, Lake McDonough, Leonard Pond, Mad River Flood Control Pond, Mohawk Pond, Mt. Tom Pond, Mudge Pond, Northfield Brook Flood Control Pond, Northfield Cutlery Co. Pond, Park Pond, South Spectacle Pond, Stillwater Pond, Tyler Pond, Waramaug Lake, West Branch (Hogsback) Reservoir, West Hill Pond, West Side Pond, West Twin Lake, Winchester Lake, Winnemaug Lake, Wononscopomuc Lake, Wood Creek Pond, Zeiner’s Pond

Major Trout Streams – Aspetuck, Bantam, Blackberry, Butternut Brook, Carse Brook, Farmington, Furnace Brook, Hall Meadow Brook, Housatonic, Lead Mine Brook, Macedonia Brook, Mad, Morgan Brook, Morissey Brook, Naugatuck, Nepaug, Pomperaug, Sandy Brook, Shepaug, Still, Whiting

Around Vernon/Mansfield:

Lakes - Bald Mountain Pond, Bigelow Pond, Bishop Swamp, Bolton Lakes, Bolton Notch Pond, Breakneck Pond, Coventry Lake, Crystal Lake, Eagleville Lake, Gay City Park Pond, Hamilton Reservoir, Holbrook Pond, Johnson Pond, Lafayette Pond, Mansfield Hollow Reservoir, Mansfield Training School Ponds, Mashapaug Lake, Mono Pond, Morey Pond, Shenipsit Reservoir, Somersville Mill Pond, Stateline Pond, Tankerhoosen Lakes, Walkers Reservoir, Whitney Flood Control Pond

Major Trout Streams - Bigelow Brook, Blackledge, Broad Brook, Charter Brook, Crystal Lake Brook, Fawn Brook, Fenton, Furnace Brook, Great Meadow Brook, Hockanum, Hop, Judd Brook, Mt Hope, Natchaug, Quanduck Brook, Quinebaug, Roaring Brook, Scantic, Skungamaug, Tankerhoosen, Willimantic

Around Willimantic/Danielson:

Lakes - Alexander Lake, Beach Pond, Beachdale Pond, Beaver Brook Ponds, Bicentennial Pond, Black Pond, Griggs Pond, Halls Pond, Hampton Reservoir, Keach Pond, Killingly Pond, Lawton Pond, Little Pond, Moosup Pond, Muddy Pond, Paine Pond, Perry Pond, Pine Acres Lake, Quaddick Reservoir, Roseland Lake, Ross Pond, Tetrault Pond, Wauregan Reservoir, West Thompson Lake

Major Trout Streams - Bigelow Brook, Blackwells Brook, Five Mile Brook, Five Mile R, French, Kitt Brook, Little, Mashamoquet Brook, Merrick Brook, Middle, Mount Misery, Muddy Brook, Natchaug, Quinebaug, Shetucket, Snake Meadow Brook, Still, Willimantic

Content last reviewed March 2020.

 

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cronmpuser@hamlethub.com (CT Fish and Wildlife) Places Tue, 31 Mar 2020 07:22:40 -0400
COVID-19 in Connecticut: 2,571 Cases, 517 Patients Hospitalized https://news.hamlethub.com/brookfield/neighbors/45927-covid-19-in-connecticut-2-571-cases-517-patients-hospitalized45927-covid-19-in-connecticut-2-571-cases-517-patients-hospitalized https://news.hamlethub.com/brookfield/neighbors/45927-covid-19-in-connecticut-2-571-cases-517-patients-hospitalized45927-covid-19-in-connecticut-2-571-cases-517-patients-hospitalized

As of March 30, 2020, a total of 2571 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported among Connecticut residents. Five hundred and seventeen patients are currently hospitalized. Thirty-six residents have died. All data in this report are preliminary; data for previous dates will be updated as new reports are received and data errors are corrected.

According to the latest report, Brookfield has 58 positive COVID-19 cases.

Fairfield County has 1445 cases and 21 deaths

Hartford County has 330 cases and 3 deaths

Litchfield County has 113 cases and 1 death

Middlesex County has 50 cases and 1 death

New Haven County has  373 cases and 6 deaths

New London County has 24 cases and 0 deaths

Tolland County 50 cases and 4 deaths

Windham County has 10 cases and 0 deaths

  • Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases 2571 (+578)
  • COVID-19 Associated Deaths 36 +2
  • Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19 517 (+113)
  • Patients tested for COVID-19 14600 (+2700)

To view additional data, click here.

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kerry@ducey.org (CT. Gov) Neighbors Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:10:56 -0400