From OEM, March 27: Tennis and basketball courts at the Weston schools athletic complex are closed. The running track remains open, but those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. School security staff will supervise, assisted by Weston Police if necessary.
In an open letter, EMS President Jon Weingarten says, "This is a letter I could never have imagined writing. We are making an URGENT appeal for help." Continue reading.
Large gatherings, inadequate social distancing, and blocked access led to the closing of Devil's Den. Aspetuck Land Trust asks that you leave your dog at home when visiting Trout Brook, keep a distance from others, and consider visiting other preserves.
Information about symptoms and testing, and an interactive self-checker from Centers for Disease Control. Available here.
These Weston-connected restaurants deliver and/or have pickup. All (203). Ask about gift cards too.Peter's Weston Market, 227-2066.
In town and at the schools
The schools, Town offices, Library, and Senior Center are closed indefinitely.
The Westport Weston YMCA is closed. Lachat Town Farm is closed. Weston Historical Society is closed.
Tennis and basketball courts at the Weston schools athletic complex are closed. The running track remains open, but those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Those at higher risk of getting very sick include older adults and people with serious chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease. CDC says they should, among other things, stock up on supplies, take everyday precautions, and keep space between themselves and others. Available here.
Daily updates from the World Health Organization about COVID-19 incidents around the world and WHO actions. Available here.
The State maintains frequently-updated information and resources on a dedicated web page: https://ct.gov/coronavirus.
If you have no symptoms but want more information, you can call the State's information hotline, which has automated responses for many questions and live operators. Call 211 or text “CTCOVID” to 898211. Call your physician if you believe you have symptoms.
Information about SBA assistance, tax filing extensions, unemployment assistance, business interruption insurance, and supply chain continuity. Available here.
Connecticut hospitals have been preparing for months, but face significant challenges if the healthcare system is inundated by too many patients at once. Available here.
Stock up on certain products to practice "social distancing," minimizing exposure risks by avoiding crowds. Have a two-week supply of daily medications, fever reducers, and non-perishable foods. Also: most household cleaners are sufficient. Non-technical, available here.
In a video report, First Selectman Chris Spaulding and Sgt. Joe Miceli update Weston on the COVID-19 crisis, advise on safety, and discuss new Town communication tools. Weston Today, March 25, 2020.
In a brief video statement, First Selectman Chris Spaulding announced the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Weston. Weston Today, March 20, 2020.
His formal declaration essentially extends State and national declarations related to the COVID-19 crisis. In Westport, First Selectman Jim Marpe also declared an emergency, and reported 20 new confirmed cases. Weston Today, March 16, 2020.
In all three states, restaurants cannot offer in-house dining. Bars, movie theaters, gyms, and casinos are closed. Public gatherings are limited to 50 people. Weston Today, March 16, 2020.
The governor ordered all public schools closed until at least March 31, authorized DMV closings, and will explore bar and restaurant closings.
Towns may have flexibility in budget votes, small businesses may qualify for low-interest loans, some business tax deadlines are extended. Weston Today, March 15, 2020.
In a 5-minute video interview, First Selectman Spaulding and Sgt. Joe Miceli discuss the decision to close. Weston Today, March 12, 2020.
Governor Ned Lamont modified the State rule requiring 180 days of classroom instruction and ordered a prohibition on events with over 250 people. The State's chief epidemiologist said he expects "in the next month, 20 percent of the Connecticut population will have this." Weston Today, March 12, 2020.
The schools, Library, and Senior Center are closed indefinitely. Town facilities are closed for at least several days, and the First Selectman activated the emergency operations center. Weston Today, March 11, 2020.
Yesterday, Governor Lamont declared a state of emergency and, in Weston, First Selectman Spaulding urged residents to practice "social distancing." Weston Today, March 10, 2020.
The First Selectman found a conference call with the governor "sobering." Earlier in the day, the governor ordered a halt to State travel and discouraged meetings. Later, DPH placed restrictions on nursing home visits, and a second resident tested positive. Weston Today, March 9, 2020.
A task force of health officials and emergency responders coordinate efforts and advise residents on precautions. Governor Lamont says a Connecticut case was inevitable. Weston Today, March 6, 2020.