CORONAVIRUS UPDATES
Town Hall and other facilities will remain closed to the public through at least April 22, 2020 per the Governor’s ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe Initiative’ except by appointment for essential services only.

Town Update

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The State’s Department of Public Health reports that as of Wednesday, April 1, 2020 there were twenty-two of our neighbors having tested positive for COVID-19.  It is very likely there are others in our community that are showing symptoms and presumed positive but have not yet been tested.  Please join me in keeping these individuals in our collective thoughts.


Town Update

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The State’s Department of Public Health reports that as of Tuesday, March 31, 2020 there were twenty of our neighbors having tested positive for COVID-19.  It is very likely there are others in our community that are showing symptoms and presumed positive but have not yet been tested.  Please join me in keeping these individuals in our collective thoughts.


Town Update

Monday, March 30, 2020

The State’s Department of Public Health reports that as of Monday, March 30, 2020 there were nineteen of our neighbors having tested positive for COVID-19.  It is very likely there are others in our community that are showing symptoms and presumed positive but have not yet been tested.  Please join me in keeping these individuals in our collective thoughts.


Connecticut

COVID-19 RESOURCES

The State of Connecticut is distributing statewide information using 211 of Connecticut as a single resource for many of the services that may be needed during this emergency.  Residents can find information on financial assistance, healthcare, food and nutrition, housing policies, utility policies and business assistance.

Town Update

Monday, March 30, 2020

The State’s Department of Public Health reports that as of Sunday, March 29, 2020 there were fifteen of our neighbors having tested positive for COVID-19.  It is very likely there are others in our community that are showing symptoms and presumed positive but have not yet been tested.  Please join me in keeping these individuals in our collective thoughts.


Town Update

Friday, March 27, 2020

The State’s Department of Public Health reports that as of Friday, March 27, 2020 there were nine of our neighbors having tested positive for COVID-19.  It is very likely there are others in our community that are showing symptoms and presumed positive but have not yet been tested.  Please join me in keeping these individuals in our collective thoughts.


Town Update

Friday, March 27, 2020

The State’s Department of Public Health reports that as of Thursday, March 26, 2020 there were eight of our neighbors having tested positive for COVID-19.  It is very likely there are others in our community that are showing symptoms and presumed positive but have not yet been tested.  Please join me in keeping these individuals in our collective thoughts.


Update: Public Gatherings

Friday, March 27, 2020

Under Governor Ned Lamont’s Executive Order No. 7N previously enacted prohibition, all social and recreational gatherings of 50 or more people has been amended and modified to require that all such gatherings be no more than 5 people. This includes; community, civic, leisure, sporting events, parades, concerts, festivals, plays, live performances, conventions, and similar activities.  Religious, spiritual or worship gatherings shall remain subject to no more than 50 people, provided that they use social distancing measures.  This order does not apply to government operations, private workplaces, retail establishments or other activities that are not social or recreational gatherings.  


CT DECD Emergency Relief Funds for Small Business & Nonprofits Available

Thursday, March 26, 2020

To provide emergency cash flow relief to small businesses and nonprofits negatively impacted by the coronavirus, Connecticut is now offering qualifying organizations with 100 or fewer employees access to no-interest loans.

Under the Connecticut Recovery Bridge Loan program, a qualifying business or nonprofit organization can apply for a loan of up to $75,000 or three months of operating expenses (whichever is lesser).

This $25 million short-term emergency loan program will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The program will be administered by the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and expedited with the administrative and underwriting support of Connecticut Innovations.
 
You can find the one-page application, as well as the approval criteria and other important information by clicking here. DECD will administer the program with administrative and underwriting support from Connecticut Innovations.
 
We’ll keep you updated as we take further actions. In the meantime, visit the state’s coronavirus website for the latest news about our support efforts. If you have any questions about this loan program call 800-500-2333 or email decdCTrecovery@ct.gov.


Town Update

Thursday, March 26, 2020

The State’s Department of Public Health reports that as of Wednesday, March 25, 2020 there were six of our neighbors having tested positive for COVID-19.  It is very likely there are others in our community that are showing symptoms and presumed positive but have not yet been tested.  Please join me in keeping these individuals in our collective thoughts.


Playground Closure Notice

Thursday, March 26, 2020

As of March 25, 2020 all playgrounds will be closed. Parks and trails remain open at this time. Please enjoy parks and trails safely by practicing social distancing guidelines.


A Message from the Town Manager

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Dear Windsor Community Members,                                                
 
I’m hopeful you and your family members are doing as well as possible during these unprecedented times.  I’d like to thank you for your patience, understanding and willingness to support our dedicated town and school employees as they continue to provide essential public services. 

While Town Hall and other facilities remain closed to the public I want to assure you the delivery of essential services remains our core mission and highest priority.  We continue to strive to provide the highest level of public safety services; maintaining public spaces and infrastructure; helping our most vulnerable neighbors; teaching our children remotely or providing vital documents through the Town Clerk’s Office and more.

The State’s Department of Public Health reports that as of today there were five of our neighbors having tested positive for COVID-19.   It is very likely there are others in our community that are showing symptoms and presumed positive but have not yet been tested.   Please join me in keeping these individuals in our collective thoughts.

As you know, the Governor has issued a Stay Home, Stay Safe order.  While this changes our normal routines, it is in the best interest of the community’s health to contribute in our own individual ways.

  • Please limit your public face to face interactions.
  • Call your elderly or homebound neighbors to see how they are doing.
  • Practice social distancing and good hygiene.
  • If possible, please support the many local restaurants through ordering take out or home delivery.

I strongly encourage you to stay updated by visiting our website at www.townofwindsorct.com.

You can also check out the great library and recreation offerings through our on-line programs.   If you have time sensitive essential service needs, please contact the specific department.

As a community we have faced challenges in the past and together we will help each other through these challenging times.  On behalf of Mayor Trinks and the entire Town Council please Stay Positive and Stay Healthy!

Sincerely,

Peter Souza


Governor Lamont’s Executive Order No.7H “Stay Safe, Stay Home”

Monday, March 23, 2020

In another critical step in Connecticut’s ongoing effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19, Governor Lamont issued the “Stay Safe, Stay Home” Executive Order 7H requiring businesses to suspend in-person operations for all non-essential functions effective at 8:00pm on Monday, March 23, 2020 through April 22, 2020.


Town Hall and Facilities Closed to the Public

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Town Hall and other facilities will remain closed to the public through at least April 22, 2020 per the Governor’s ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe Initiative’ except by appointment for essential services only.

The Town of Windsor is asking our community to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect our residents, especially those most vulnerable. The Town has closed the following facilities and cancelled all programs and activities through at least Wednesday, April 22, 2020:

  • Main Library & Wilson Branch Library
  • Senior Center & L.P. Wilson Center
  • Community Center at 330 Windsor Ave
  • Caring Connection Adult Day Care Program
  • Public Works Facility at 99 Day Hill Road
  • Northwest Park Nature Center and Tobacco Museum and Archive Buildings
  • Windsor Montessori and Discovery Center
  • Town Hall

The Transfer Station will be open during its regular hours.

Please call the department with which you need to do business as we have modified operations to appointment only for essential services. If your request is deemed essential and cannot be conducted electronically or rescheduled for a later date, a staff member will make an appointment with you.

We encourage residents utilize our e-government or online services at www.townofwindsorct.com as well as contacting town departments. We may be able to help you complete your business remotely. This will save you a trip and help ensure individual and community health.

  • TOWN HALL DEPARTMENTS
  • Assessor’s Office – (860) 285-1817
  • Building / Fire Marshal – (860) 285-1960
  • Community Development – (860) 285-1984
  • Economic Development – (860) 285-1877
  • Elections – (860) 285-1958
  • Engineering – (860) 285-1868
  • Finance – (860) 285-1936
  • Health Services – (860) 2861823
  • Human Resources – (860) 285-1852
  • Library – (860) 285-1910
  • Planning & Development – (860) 285-1980
  • Risk Management – (860) 285-1851
  • Tax Collector – (860) 285-1810
  • Town Clerk – (860) 285-1902
  • Town Manager – (860) 285-1800

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.


Windsor Retail & Restaurant Guide with Adjusted Hours and Service

Friday, March 20, 2020

Please click the link for the Windsor Chamber of Commerce member retailers and restaurants with their adjusted hours and service.


Governor Lamont’s Executive Order No.7G

Friday, March 20, 2020

Under Governor Ned Lamont’s Executive Order No. 7G effective at 8:00pm on Friday, March 20th 2020 barbers, hairdressers and cosmeticians, nail technicians, electrologists, estheticians, eyelash technicians, spas, kiosks, beauty shops, and tattoo and piercing establishments throughout the State will be closed.


Public Gatherings

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Under Governor Ned Lamont’s Executive Order No. 7D previously enacted prohibition all large gatherings has been revised to a capacity of 50 people. This includes; community, civic, leisure, sporting events, parades, concerts, festivals, plays or live performances, conventions, as well as religious, spiritual, or worship gatherings effective through April 30th 2020.


Town Hall and Facilities Closed to the Public

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Town Hall and facilities will be closed to the public as of 8:00am on March 19, 2020 except by appointment for essential services only.

The Town of Windsor is asking our community to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect our residents, especially those most vulnerable.  The Town has closed the following facilities and cancelled all programs and activities through at least Sunday, March 29, 2020:

  • Main Library & Wilson Branch Library
  • Senior Center & L.P. Wilson Center
  • Community Center at 330 Windsor Ave
  • Caring Connection Adult Day Care Program
  • Public Works Facility at 99 Day Hill Road
  • Northwest Park Nature Center and Tobacco Museum and Archive Buildings
  • Windsor Montessori and Discovery Center
  • Town Hall

The Transfer Station will be open during its regular hours.

Please call the department with which you need to do business as we have modified operations to appointment only for essential services. If your request is deemed essential and cannot be conducted electronically or rescheduled for a later date, a staff member will make an appointment with you.

We encourage residents utilize our e-government or online services at www.townofwindsorct.com as well as contacting town departments. We may be able to help you complete your business remotely. This will save you a trip and help ensure individual and community health.

  • TOWN HALL DEPARTMENTS
  • Assessor’s Office – (860) 285-1817
  • Building / Fire Marshal – (860) 285-1960
  • Community Development – (860) 285-1984
  • Economic Development – (860) 285-1877
  • Elections – (860) 285-1958
  • Engineering – (860) 285-1868
  • Finance – (860) 285-1936
  • Health Services – (860) 2861823
  • Human Resources – (860) 285-1852
  • Library – (860) 285-1910
  • Planning & Development – (860) 285-1980
  • Risk Management – (860) 285-1851
  • Tax Collector – (860) 285-1810
  • Town Clerk – (860) 285-1902
  • Town Manager – (860) 285-1800

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.


Food Establishments to Cease Dine In Services

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

In efforts to protect customers and employees as COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Governor Ned Lamont has ordered food establishments to cease dine in services effective March 16th at 8:00pm. Food establishments are allowed to continue providing food to customers via takeout, drive-thru, curbside pickup and delivery.

Please call the Windsor Health Department if you have any questions 860-285-1823.


Town of Windsor: COVID-19 Update

Friday, March 13, 2020

The State of Connecticut has seen its first few diagnosed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). While these cases have not directly affected the Town of Windsor it is imperative that we help slow the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing.

As part of our emergency action plan to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus, the Town of Windsor announces the following closings and cancellations.

  • All public events on town-owned property, or sponsored by the town with an expected attendance of more than 100 people are canceled through Sunday, April 5th. In the next 2 weeks we will evaluate whether to extend this action beyond April 5th.
  • The Caring Connection Adult Day Care will be closed beginning Monday, March 16th and reopening on Monday, March 30th.
  • The Senior Center will be closed and all programs will be canceled beginning Monday, March 16th and reopening on Monday, March 30th. Senior meal services will continue under a delivery/pickup model. Dial-A-Ride transportation will be accessible for urgent medical treatments (i.e.; dialysis or chemotherapy). Senior Center staff will work with participants to ensure that people are signed up for the appropriate service.
  • The L.P. Wilson Community Center and the Community Center at 330 Windsor Avenue will be closed. Recreation programs at both facilities will be canceled beginning Monday, March 16th and reopening on Monday, March 30th. We are making plans to have the Food Bank and associated services available.
  • Both the Main Branch Library and Wilson Library will be closed as of Monday, March 16th and reopen on Monday, March 30th

Town staff will continue to be available during regular operating hours by phone or email to assist with supporting our residents. Contact information for these departments are listed below.

  • Caring Connection – (860) 547-0251
  • Recreation & Leisure Services – (860) 285-1990
  • Senior Services – (860) 285-1992
  • Social Services – (860) 285-1839
  • Library – (860) 285-1910

While these actions may be disruptive it is important to reduce the risk of COVID-19 from spreading. Please continue taking care of yourselves and your families. Wash your hands well and frequently. Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content. Avoid touching your face and cover your cough or sneeze. If you are feeling sick please stay home.

Coronavirus

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to  monitor an illness outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus.  The outbreak was initially detected in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, but has since been detected in over 100 countries including the United States.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe infections such as pneumonia, Middle East respiratory syndrome (known as MERS) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Common signs of infection include fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, kidney failure or death.

Early on, many of the patients in the outbreak in Wuhan, China, reportedly had some link to a large seafood and animal market, suggesting animal-to-person spread. However, a growing number of patients reportedly have not had exposure to animal markets, suggesting person-to-person community spread is now occurring throughout the world. 

There are ongoing investigations to learn more about this novel virus. This is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available. Please check out the links listed below for more information –Center for Disease and Prevention, Connecticut Department of Health,  and the World Health Organization.

The Windsor Health Department is not testing persons for COVID-19.

Hartford Healthcare has established a 24 hour hotline for the general public and clinicians who have questions and concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19). It is manned by healthcare professionals. The hotline number is (860) 972-8100 or (toll-free) (833)-621-0600. Officials say those with symptoms should call the hotline first before going to a doctor or seeing a medical professional.

The State of Connecticut has launched an info line for people who may have general questions related to coronavirus (COVID19): Call 2-1-1.

The CDC has a great deal of information on their website.  In order to simplify access to this information, please see the catergorized resources below:

Resources for Home

K-12 Schools & Child Care programs

Colleges & Universities

Employers & Businesses

Community & Faith-based Organizations

Large Community Events & Mass Gatherings

Healthcare Facilities

First Responders & Law Enforcement

Homeless Shelters

Travel Considerations

CT Department of Public Health
COVID-19 Information

The Connecticut Department of Public Health also has important information for Connecticut residents. The number of confirmed Connecticut COVID-19 cases is updated each day and you will also find the current list of Emergency Orders and the Governor’s Executive Orders as well.

Restaurants and Food Establishments

Prevention, symptoms, transmission and monitoring information about COVID-19 Coronavirus for restaurants and food establishments to consider is included on the following link. This information is written in both English and Spanish.

Preventing the Spread of COVID-19

Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities includes a chart with activities to prevent and reduce community transmission. Please see the link below:

Behavioral Health

The COVID Outbreak has been stressful for many people. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has included information about Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks – See the link below

One page printouts

Printouts that contain helpful information