In accordance with the CDC's updated recommendations, the Town of Windsor is revising its indoor mask policy due to the recent uptick of COVID-19 cases.
Face coverings are now required for all individuals in all town facilities regardless of vaccination status.

Town Manager's Report - September 13, 2021

Walk of Light – 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
Thank you to all town staff and community volunteers that planned and presented the Walk of Light – 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony this past Saturday.  In addition to all of the great volunteers, I would like to especially thank town employees Enita Jubrey, Gary Dowgewicz and Patrick Silver for all of their work in coordinating this very special event.

Senior Transportation Services
I want to briefly highlight the Senior Center’s out-of-town medical transportation services for seniors and disabled persons.   Largely operated with citizen volunteers, this free service provides transportation to out of town medical appointments.  In the past, a 7-day notice was requested for scheduling appointments, however, we have now lowered the pre-appointment scheduling time to 4 days.  This is possible due to efficiencies in our scheduling process with volunteer drivers and the use of Dial-a-Ride part-time staff.

In Fiscal Year 2022 we anticipate providing approximately 1,800 service trips.  Thank you to all of our program volunteers as well our Dial – a- Ride drivers for providing this valuable service. To schedule a Dial-a-Ride appointment, please call 860-285-1846.

Windsor Conservation Commission Sponsoring E-Cycle Event on Saturday, September 18, 2021
On September 18, 2021 from 9 AM – 12 noon, the Windsor Conservation Commission will be holding its annual FREE E-Cycle event in the rear parking lot of the Town Hall, at 275 Broad Street from 9:00 AM to noon.  Residents are welcome to drop off their electronic devices such as computers, VCRs, radios, monitors, printers, cell phones, televisions, and small appliances at no cost.

Also, as an alternative, the Windsor Transfer Station, located at 500 Huckleberry Road, accepts electronic devices at no cost. The Transfer Station is open from 8:00 AM – 2:45 PM on Monday and Friday, from 10:00 AM – 2:45 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday, and on Saturdays from 8:00 AM – 3:45 PM. The Transfer Station is closed on Thursdays and Sundays. For more information call 860-285-1833.

UConn Nursing Students at town hall
The Town of Windsor, in collaboration with the Windsor Public Schools, is hosting UConn Nursing students this fall on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  The Caring Connection, Sage Park Middle School, Windsor Health Department and Windsor Senior Center will each host two students for a duration of 3-4 weeks.  During that time, the students will have the opportunity to rotate to all of the different sites and learn about community health and services.

Windsor Shred Day
Windsor Federal Savings Bank will be sponsoring a town-wide shred day on October 16, 2021 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM at 250 Broad Street. They will be accepting non-perishable food donations at the event which will be given to the Windsor food bank.  Please note that this shredding event will be for paper only and not any media items. Paper clips and binder clips can be shredded but no binders or metal will be accepted.  For more information on the event, please call 860-688-8511.

Windsor Citizen’s Academy – New Night
Registration is open for this year’s Citizen’s Academy which is now being offered on Tuesday evenings beginning September 21st.  Since 2005, more than 200 Windsor residents have graduated from this program where they had the opportunity to learn things about Windsor they never knew.

The program is a fun opportunity to meet a variety of town staff, learn more about the services the Town of Windsor provides, how they are funded, a look at our day-to-day operations, and how you can get involved. Each week we meet at a different town facility in an informal setting and focus on how daily government operations contribute to a better community.

This is a free program. To register call 860-285-1835, go online at townofwindsorct.com or send an email to: jubrey@townofwindsorct.com.

Social Services Caregiver Block Party Results in Successful Outreach Effort
This past Friday, our Social Services Team hosted a block party at the L.P. Wilson Community Center that was attended by more than 175 guests.  The goal of the event was to provide outreach to members of the community to help increase awareness of the breadth and depth of programs and services offered by our Social Services division.  The event was open to the public and staff utilized targeted marketing to those in the community that serve as caregivers to grandchildren, children, parents, neighbors or friends to promote and provide information about the event.  In addition to the fun bounce house, food and games, vendors from agencies such as  SNAP Ed/UCONN, The Village for Families & Children, Caring Connection, Sallyz Center for Autism, Caregiver Homes, Windsor Schools and a variety of town departments were on site to share information and offer assistance to families.

COVID Vaccination
As of September 8, 2021, 66.86% of our total population was fully vaccinated. This is up from 63.47% as of July 28th. This is also 3.97% higher than the state wide rate of 62.89%.

75.54% of town residents, 12 years old and above, have been fully vaccinated.  This is up from 70.23% as of July 28th. This is also 2.02% higher than the state wide rate of 73.52%.

In the month of September, the town’s Health Department will be conducting several COVID vaccination clinics.    Dates and locations can be found on the town’s website.

Also, private providers such as the two CVS locations in town are offering COVID vaccinations as well.

Health Department is also preparing to offer additional clinics in October for booster vaccinations.

Wilson Community Clean Up
On Saturday, October 2,  2021 from 10:00 AM to 12 noon, there will be a community clean up event in the Wilson neighborhood.   Volunteers can meet at Sharshon Park, off of Skitchewaug Street. Gloves, bags and water will be provided by the town.  This is a great way to give back to the community and help build community pride.  This community event is sponsored through the Wilson Deerfield Advisory Committee.  More information can be found at townofwindsorct.com or by contacting Flavia Rey Decastro at 860-285-1985 or reydecastro@townofwindsorct.com