To All Boards Members and Commissioners 
Please help Fairfield pull together and stay apart

You are receiving this message as you are an important town leader. We need your help in leading our community through this crisis. You are a force multiplier and are part of our community response.

Locally we continue to struggle to discourage residents from congregating with persons outside the household.  There remains widespread disregard of the recommendations on social distancing. This is an area I ask you to repeat and reinforce in your sphere of influence.

On Friday the TOF completed our planning for the closure of Town Hall and municipal offices. Please refer to the TOF website homepage. Some critical services will continue by appointment. Most TOF employees are working from home. A summary of all services can be found here.

The Governor held a press conference and conference call on Friday. Key elements of the Governors press conference and conference call is that additional restrictions on business and social activity will be restricted by Executive Order beginning 0800hrs Monday 3/23. This shutdown will continue for 1 month.

The TOF and first responders are partnering with Economic Development and the Chamber of Commerce to promote take out in support of our local restaurants. Check out FB posts from FD/PD and the Chamber to see some of these promotions. Full list can be found here. 

PPE – There is a shortage and state is calling on outpatient clinics, dentists, construction, etc to donate PPE and halt elective and non-life threatening procedures that can be delayed and donate whatever they have.

Needed: Gowns, thermometers, gloves, masks, etc. Call 211 if you can donate or visit

Non-essential businesses will be closed by order of the governor beginning 8am Monday for the next month. Guidelines to be published and there is a process for exemptions.

Essential – Hospital, healthcare, nursing homes; utilities and transportation: telecommunications, airports, bus, rail, garages, gas stations; manufacturing of medical, scientific, diagnostic medical equipment; essential retail: convenience stores, grocery, restaurants & bars (take out or delivery only), pharmacies, package stores, trash, recycling, news media, financial institutions; social services: childcare, homeless shelters, food banks, and anyone providing direct care; Construction: critical construction, defense and national security related operations; Public safety police, fire, ems, security.

Statewide offices will have to close by 8 pm on Monday. More detail will be available from the State on tonight.
Thank you
Denis McCarthy
Fire Chief/Emergency Management Director                                                                                                               
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