CORONAVIRUS UPDATES
Town Hall and other facilities will remain closed to the public until further notice, except by appointment for essential services only.

Town of Windsor

COVID-19 Resource Page

Town Update

Friday, May 29, 2020

CT Department of Public Health began reporting COVID-19 cases as of March 11, 2020.

  • 546 Windsor residents have tested positive.
  • This is the total of all positive cases since March 11, 2020. Many residents may have recovered already.
  • There may be residents who feel well and do not know that they are carrying the virus. *

Remember to stay at least 6 feet away from others in public spaces. Wash your hands often. Wear a mask when out in a public space. Stay home if you feel ill.

*See our new “Your Questions Answered” videos below.

Past Town Updates Summary

DateTested PositiveMap
5/28/2020 541 Link
5/27/2020537Link
5/26/2020533Link
5/22/2020 510 Link
5/21/2020503Link
5/20/2020485Link
5/15/2020403Link
5/14/2020397Link
5/13/2020388Link
5/12/2020382Link
5/11/2020378Link
5/8/2020360Link
5/7/2020356Link
5/6/2020355Link
5/5/2020349Link
5/4/2020345Link
5/1/2020329Link
4/30/2020319Link
4/29/2020307Link
4/28/2020286Link
4/27/2020282Link

Playground Closure Notice

Monday, May 18, 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.


Your Questions Answered

There are many questions our community members have concerning COVID-19. We’ve taken them to our Health Director Dr. Michael Pepe and Public Health Nurse Jeni Waldo RN, MS on your behalf. Watch the below videos for their answers.

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.


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.

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


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