This afternoon, Brookfield First Selectman Steve Dunn provided a COVID community update reporting that as of yesterday, Thursday the 5th of November, Brookfield has been classified in the red zone by the State. You can view the COVID data tracker HERE.
Please read Dunn's update below:
There are now 120 towns and cities in CT classified as red or orange. This is partly due to new cases being reported but is also due, in part, to changes in the way the State is tracking cases. The State is now including antigen cases that came up positive and they are adding some cases to Brookfield’s total with people who work in Brookfield or are known to spend a significant amount of time in Brookfield.
The State has issued an advisory for everyone to stay home between the hours of 10 PM and 5 AM. This applies to everyone except essential workers who must leave home to work or those who need to seek medical care or to purchase medical supplies, food or groceries.
We request that everyone please stay home as much as possible and if you do need to go out, please wear a mask, social distance and wash your hands frequently.
We are very concerned that we may see a spike in the number of cases. The only way to stop it is to work together as a community to keep each other safe.
The schools have been reopened and will remain in hybrid mode.
SYNOPSIS OF LATEST EXECUTIVE ORDER
· Repeal of municipal authority and return to statewide protective measures: Repeals Executive Order No. 9G, Section 1 and Executive Order No. 9J, Section 1.
· Return to Phase 2 limits on certain gatherings: Amends the limits on indoor religious, spiritual, or worship gatherings to no more than 50 percent of the building’s capacity or a maximum of 100 people, whichever is lower. If held outdoors, the limit is the number of people that can be accommodated safely by the venue or location, provided that all persons present wear masks, unless speaking from a designated safe location, and that a distance of six feet is maintained between all persons or groups not from the same household.
· Reduced capacity at indoor graduation ceremonies: Limits the capacity of indoor graduation ceremonies to 50 percent of the venue’s capacity or a maximum of 100 people, whichever is smaller.
· DECD authority to enact sector rules for youth sports: Authorizes the commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development to establish mandatory rules for the safe conduct of youth sports.
· DECD authority to enact sector rules governing mandatory closing times for certain businesses and other establishments: Authorizes the commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development to establish mandatory closing times for any business or establishment.
· Extension of expanded outdoor dining: Extends all currently enacted provisions related to outdoor dining through February 9, 2021.
· Extension of prohibition on sale of alcohol by certain permittees without the sale of food: Extends all currently enacted provisions prohibiting the sale of alcohol by certain permittees without the sale of food contained through February 9, 2021.
· Flexibility for school nutrition programs: Modifies certain state statutes related to school nutrition programs and enables the commissioner of the Department of Education to temporarily waive or modify any requirements related to these programs.
Here are Resources Links for more information:
COVID-19 Community Alert Infographic:
The case rates will be included in the detailed data report that DPH publishes every Thursday, which will also be posted on the Data Tracker webpage:
DPH Stay at Home Advisory:
Executive Order 9K on Phase 2.1:
Latest guidance and Sector Rules:
Questions on the reopening phases can be emailed to
Questions on sports guidance can be emailed to
State Testing Locations:
Questions on testing can be emailed to
Community Resources Page:
Questions on testing can be emailed to
2-11 COVID-19 Resources Page:
State Department of Education Revised Addendum 4: