Town Manager's Report - February 22, 2022

COVID-19 Vaccination Data and Clinics
Per data published by the CT Department of Public Health on February 17th, 78.38% of our total population has been fully vaccinated, while the state wide rate is 77.19%.  Our rate is up from 76.52% on January 26th.  Of children between 5 and 11 years of age, 42.09% of that group has received at least one dose and 35.29% has been fully vaccinated.  81.30% of town residents, 5 years old and above, have been fully vaccinated.

The following are upcoming vaccination clinics:

For first, second, and booster shots for children ages 5-11 and anyone 12 and older:

  • Wednesday, March 2, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at LP Wilson Community Center – 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor. No appointment is needed.
  • Wednesday, March 23, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at LP Wilson Community Center – 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor. No appointment is needed.

Residents are encouraged to get vaccinated and/or to get a booster shot as well as to continue to take appropriate precautions including wearing a mask while indoors, social distancing and frequent hand washing.  For more information, call the Health Department at 860-285-1823.

Free Marriage Licenses on Valentine’s Day
The Town Clerk’s office continued the long standing tradition of issuing couples free marriage licenses on Valentine’s Day.  This year two couples received a free marriage license and were joined in matrimony, in town hall, by Justice of the Peace Anita Mips.  To highlight the day, Channel 3 local news filmed one of the weddings and aired a story of the event on the evening news.  Additionally, one lucky couple won a raffle basket containing items donated by the following generous local merchants: Blue Dragonfly, Ewe & You, Marriott Hotel, Moneta Moments and the Windsor Chamber of Commerce.  The Town Clerk’s office is grateful for their support in making this event extra special for the couples.

State Assembly District 5 – Special Election
Absentee ballots for the March 1st Special Election, to fill a vacancy in the seat for the State Assembly District 5, are available in the Town Clerk’s office.  Only those voters who reside in the 5th Assembly District, which includes Voting District 1, 2, and 3, are eligible to vote in the election.  Voters may vote in person at the Town Clerk’s office from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is Monday, February 28th at 5:00 p.m.  All absentee ballots must be returned by 8:00 PM on Tuesday, March 1st.  For voters’ convenience, any voted absentee ballot may be delivered to the official absentee ballot drop box located in the rear parking lot of the Town Hall at 275 Broad Street.  The absentee ballot drop box is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until Election Day.

Polls for the Special Election will be open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, March 1st.  Voting District 1 –, L.P. Wilson Community Center, Voting District 2 – Kennedy School and Voting District 3 – 330 Windsor Ave Community Center will be open for voting.  For more information visit the town website or call the Town Clerk’s office at 860-285-1902.