COVID-19-Related Updates

March 20, 2020

I'd like to begin by stating that I am deeply saddened by the news that our colleague Representative Jane Garibay is positive with COVID-19. I wholeheartedly wish her and her family the best of recoveries in these odd times.

The Connecticut Airport Authority continues to respond to the significant, unprecedented challenges that COVID-19 poses to the aviation industry.

Bradley International Airport has already experienced major impacts as a result of the ongoing situation, particularly in the areas of activity level and revenues. Despite the impacts, it is critical to maintain operational capacity at the airport for the remaining commercial passengers, cargo aircraft, military operations, and potential diversions from other airports.

The following outlines the steps taken by the Connecticut Airport Authority to ensure the safety of the CAA’s passengers, facilities, and workforce, as well as the impacts that we have felt at CAA airports to-date:

Safety Precautions

  • Sanitization
    • Over the past few weeks, we have significantly enhanced cleaning throughout the terminal, with an emphasis on high-touch passenger areas and general sanitization ▪ Cleaning staff was increased by approximately 30% during peak travel periods
    • The CAA has deployed 12 hand sanitizing stations throughout the terminal
    • Many airlines are offering hand sanitizer, all have enhanced their cleaning processes in their leased space, and some are offering waivers for flight changes/cancellations
  • Quarantine Protocols o The CAA has developed quarantine procedures in the event that a passenger on an aircraft or in the terminal exhibits symptoms
  • CDC / DPH Coordination o The CAA is staying in regular contact with relevant health authorities and maintaining constant contact with other agencies through governor’s unified command calls
  • Airport Best Practices o The CAA is staying in close contact with airports across the country through daily trade organization conference calls to discuss shared experiences and best practices

Airline Activity

  • Services o Many airlines have suspended routes and reduced frequencies
  • Aer Lingus’ Dublin service is suspended until at least mid-April
  • Air Canada services are suspended through May
  • Cleveland and Houston routes have been suspended
  • Chicago and Dulles routes have reduced frequencies
  • Passenger Numbers o The following data shows year-over-year passenger decreases on a day-of-the-week basis (ie Monday, March 16, 2020 vs. corresponding Monday in 2019) ▪ Numbers are based on TSA checkpoint throughput and should be considered demonstrative only, as actual airline data will not be available for weeks

Bradley International Airport Terminal A, 3rd Floor, Administrative Offices Windsor Locks, CT 06096

  • Daily Stats
    • 3/13/20: 37.3% decrease
    • 3/14/20: 44.4% decrease
    • 3/15/20: 51.5% decrease
    • 3/16/20: 59.4% decrease
    • 3/17/20: 65.2% decrease
    • 3/18/20: 75.7% decrease
    • 3/19/20: 81.5% decrease
  • BDL passenger traffic drops are very similar to what is being experienced at Logan and the New York airports, and it is expected that this will continue to worsen over time
  • Airlines have started requesting relief from the CAA (rent, etc.), which threatens to further hamper CAA revenues


  • In accordance with Governor Lamont’s recent executive order, most restaurants at Bradley International Airport were closed, with the exception of a few, limited takeway options
  • Some retail operators have closed, and others have altered their hours
  • Concessionaires have started requesting additional relief from the CAA (rent, etc.), which threatens to further hamper CAA revenues


  • The CAA is closely monitoring TSA staffing levels and coordinating with the agency to ensure that adequate resources are available at the checkpoint to avoid passengers congregating in line

General Aviation Airports

  • General aviation air traffic is generally down across all of the GA airports
  • The 121 Restaurant at Waterbury-Oxford Airport has already declared bankruptcy due to the rapid downturn

CAA Workforce

  • To promote social distancing and protect the CAA workforce, all non-operating employees have been strongly encouraged to telecommute
  • All staff have been provided materials to sanitize their work areas
  • Additional cleaning is taking place in office spaces

Cost Reduction Planning

  • In light of the plummeting revenues, CAA staff is rapidly developing a cost reduction plan o However, no layoffs are being contemplated

The following is the City of Stamford’s “All City News & Announcements” newsletter.
COVID-19 Situation Update
Stamford, Connecticut. Thursday, March 19th, 2020
This newsletter is compiled into five sections.

  • Major: Developments impacting all sectors
  • Community: Developments impacting Stamford residents.
  • Business: Developments impacting Stamford businesses and business owners.
  • Services: Developments and closures impacting services provided to Stamford residents including: City services, utility services, nonprofit services, etc.
  • School: Developments impacting students, teachers, staff, or residents who rely on services provided by Stamford Public Schools.

Each section is divided in two:

  • Recent updates” refers to new information released in the past 24 hours.
  • Ongoing information” refers to information previously shared in this newsletter that continues to be relevant.

All of this information and more — including situation updates from previous days, contact information for health officials, etc. — can be found on the City of Stamford’s website at Residents can also follow the City of Stamford’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for periodic updates. At the bottom of this newsletter is a comprehensive list of contact information for frequently asked questions.

Major Updates

Recent updates:

  • Mayor David Martin announced all Stamford Body Care Facilities would be closed effective Friday, March 20th.
    • Governor Ned Lamont announced he would sign a similar order for the state.
    • “Body care facilities” includes — but is not limited to — nail salons, beauty parlors, massage parlors, massage therapists, barbershops, hairdressers, cosmetologists, estheticians, and eyelash technicians.
    • Does not include medical physicians such as chiropractors or physical therapists.
    • Does not include businesses not regulated by the City’s Department of Health such as dog salons.
  • Stamford Health reported its drive-through testing site at Stamford Hospital currently collects over 80 samples per day. Stamford Health plans to increase operations as demand grows.
    • “Testing” involves two parts: 1) collecting a sample from a patient and 2) sending the sample to a laboratory where it is tested for COVID-19.
  • Mayor Martin announced a partnership with local family practitioner Dr. Steven Murphy and the City to provide testing at Cummings Beach beginning Friday, March 20th at 9 a.m.
    • The City is exploring additional testing site options — including a site in Stamford’s West Side — as demand for testing increases.
    • Mayor Martin previously stated Stamford’s demand could reach 10,000 tests a week.
  • Connecticut Secretary of State Denise Merrill announced Connecticut’s presidential primaries would be moved from April 28th to June 2nd.
  • President Donald Trump signed The Emergency Families First Coronavirus Response Act H.R. 6201 into law on Wednesday. The bill will go into effect within the next 15 days.
    • The bill would — among many other things — provide reimbursements for small businesses (50 or fewer employees) who provide 14 days of additional paid sick leave to employees during a public health emergency. This benefit can be applied retroactively to sick leave taken before the bill was signed into law.
  • Following the bill’s passage, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin reiterated the department’s proposed $1 trillion relief plan, including $250 billion for cash payments to American citizens. Under the plan, citizens would receive a cash payment on April 6, and another in mid-May. Each payment would range from $1,000 to $3,000 per household.

Ongoing information:

  • All information about the City of Stamford’s response to the COVID-19 public health emergency can be found at
  • A list of services, businesses, and organizations affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency is available under the “Services” section of this newsletter.

Community Updates

Recent updates:

  • Access Health Connecticut — the state’s official healthcare marketplace — is now enrolling residents for healthcare coverage. This special enrollment period ends April 2nd. Connecticut residents can call 855.365.2428 to sign up for healthcare coverage.
  • Several supermarkets announced morning hours will be reserved for elderly residents who are more at-risk for COVID-19 infections.
    • Cingari’s Grade A ShopRite Supermarkets in Stamford will reserve 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. for customers 65 and older.
    • Laroccas Supermarket will reserve 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. for customers 60 and older.
    • Acme Markets will reserve 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., Monday through Friday for customers 60 and older.
    • Stop and Shop Supermarkets will reserve 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. for customers aged 60 and older.
  • The National Recreation and Park Association released guidelines on how residents can enjoy public parks and trails while maintaining social distancing.
    • Residents should take the risk of infection seriously. Avoid direct contact with others or any activity with 10 or more people.
  • Stamford food retail stores continue to report NO SUPPLY CHAIN SHORTAGES. Inventory at local stores may have been depleted due to higher demand, but at this time store owners anticipate restocks of their inventory in the coming days.
  • Residents using toilet paper alternatives: DO NOT FLUSH THESE ALTERNATIVES. Paper towels and wet wipes will clog plumbing. Widespread flushing of these products will create severe blockage of sewage infrastructure.

Ongoing information:

  • The City of Stamford maintains a dedicated webpage for updates on the COVID-19 public health emergency.
  • Available testing for COVID-19:
    • Residents concerned they may have symptoms of COVID-19 should immediately call their primary care physician.
      • Symptoms include: fever, coughing, and shortness of breath.
      • Primary care physicians will make an assessment and prescribe testing if appropriate.
      • Residents with symptoms of COVID-19 should notify medical professionals before visiting health care institutions. Medical staff need to prepare personal protection equipment prior to examining patients.
    • Stamford Office of Public Safety would like to remind residents of several options if they are concerned about a COVID-19 infection:
      • Residents who DO NOT have Primary Care Physicians, but DO have health insurance, can contact their health insurance provider to obtain names of approved Primary Care Physicians to contact.
  • Stamford Health recommends residents call 1.877.233.9355 to receive a list of all physicians who can provide prescriptions of testing.
    • Residents who DO NOT have Primary Care Physicians OR health insurance may contact one of the following organizations:
      • Optimus Health Care: 203.327.511
      • Community Health Center of Stamford: 203.323.8160
      • Americares: 203.658.9500. Not accepting new patients.
      • Family Centers Health: 203.717.1760. Not accepting walk-ins.
      • Access Health CT: 855.365.2428. Only available through Thursday, April 2nd.
    • Stamford Health recommends residents call Stamford Health’s COVID-19 hotline: 203.276.4111.
      • The City is actively pursuing more testing options for Stamford residents:
    • Mayor David Martin is pursuing potential city-owned locations that could house testing sites. More information will be provided to the public once available.
    • The City of Stamford advises residents who wish to get tested for COVID-19 ask their primary care physician for a prescription to be tested at Stamford Health’s Bennett Medical Center Campus.
      • Stamford Health has opened a testing location called the Prescribed Alternative Testing Hub (PATH) on the Bennett Medical Center Campus where physicians can send their patients to have samples collected for COVID-19 testing. PATH services are available by appointment only, and patients must have a prescription from their provider to be tested.
      • Independent testing sites may be available throughout Stamford. Connecticut’s Department of Public Health provides licenses to medical practitioners to conduct testing. These practitioners are not required to notify — or “register” — with the City of Stamford to operate testing sites.
  • Stamford Health announced Stamford Hospital is no longer allowing visitors to “protect the health and wellbeing of patients, staff, and community.” 
    • Pediatric and NICU patients will be allowed 2 parent/guardian visitors. Labor & Delivery patients will be allowed 1 designated support person.
  • Residents who are recently out-of-work as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency can apply for unemployment benefits with the State of Connecticut.
  • Legal actions enforcing evictions or foreclosures have effectively been put on hold as a result of Connecticut's Judicial Branch's Continuity of Operations plan announcing all state courts will only hear matters identified as "Priority 1 Business Functions."
  • Food bank donations are requested for The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. The economic impact of this public health emergency will disproportionately affected residents who are most in need.
  • Attorney General William Tong reminded residents to submit complaints of price-gouging directly to his office.
  • Stamford’s Board of Finance has delayed all budget hearings for the next two weeks, including all Fiscal Committee budget hearings.
  • The City of Stamford has used web conferencing for internal meetings since last week and may utilize online web conferencing for board, commission, and public hearing meetings when appropriate.

Business Updates

Recent updates:

Ongoing information:

Services Updates

Recent Updates:

Ongoing information:

  • The City of Stamford maintains a dedicated page for closures and services affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency.
  • The following businesses are STILL OPEN:
    • Gas stations.
    • Grocery stores.
    • Pharmacies
  • The following businesses have been closed until further notice:
    • All restaurants and bars. Takeout and delivery options still available.
    • All gyms and movie theaters.
    • All amusement parks, bowling alleys, and indoor walkways for large shopping malls.
    • All body care facilities. Effective March 20th.
  • The following City services have be affected by COVID-19:
    • Stamford Government Center is closed to all visitors who do not have an appointment.
    • Vital departments will continue operations, including: Public Safety (Police, Fire), 911 Communications, Highways Department, and Recycling & Sanitation Department.
    • Engineering Department: All permit applications and payments must be submitted online.
      • Documents for plan review can be left in the drop-box located in the Government Center Lobby.
    • Building Department: Emergency protocol available on the department’s webpage.
      • Building permits: Submit online.
      • Inquiries: Contact David Nelson at 203.977.1194.
    • Land Use Department: General information available on the department’s webpage.
    • Activities of 10 or more people at City parks and fields are prohibited. City staff will post clear signage at parks and fields.
      • Residents must take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by reducing contact with other individuals. This includes canceling sports, group activities, and avoiding any event or outing with 10 or more people.
    • The City of Stamford has suspended pay-to-park requirements for all City metered parking spaces until further notice.
    • Stamford Police Department’s Records Room is closed to the public until further notice.
  • The following State services have been affected by COVID-19:
  • The following utilities have been affected by COVID-19:
  • The following is an alphabetical list of organizations, institutions, and businesses impacted by COVID-19:
    • Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy: Closed until Monday, March 30th.
    • Boys and Girls Club of Stamford: Closed until further notice.
    • Building One Community: The building will remain open.
      • Classes, group programs & events are canceled effective immediately for an indefinite amount of time.
    • Chelsea Piers: Closed Friday, March 13 through at least Tuesday, March 31.
    • Children's Learning Center: Closed Monday, March 16 through at least Friday, March 27.
    • Ferguson Library: Closed Friday, March 13 to Monday March 30.
    • Islamic Center of Stamford: Closed until further notice.
    • Italian Center: All group fitness, youth programs and group swim lessons are postponed until further notice.
    • King School: Closed until March 29th.
    • New Covenant Center: Effective March 17th, Contingency meal service protocols in place. Café temporarily closed to the public.
      • Only staff and volunteers allowed into the facility. Lunch and dinner meals will be distributed on bagged or boxed meal-to-go basis.
      • Food pantry distribution will still go forth on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, with a reduction on how many enlisted guests can shop at a time.
      • Individuals with day-of-shopping appointments will be checked-in and escorted to sit and wait in café area.
    • Schoke Jewish Family Services: Closed as of March 17th. Freedberg Kosher Food Pantry will remain open, providing pre-packaged bags available for pickup outside the building. Counseling services provided through telephone sessions.
    • Stamford Jewish Community Center: Closed through Friday, March 27th.
    • Stamford Police Department: All fingerprinting services provided will be temporarily suspended.
    • Stamford Public Schools: All schools will be closed through Tuesday, April 10th.
    • Stamford Recreation: List of spring programs currently canceled.
    • Stamford Senior Center: All Senior Center programs and activities suspended as of March 12th.
    • Stamford YMCA: Closed until further notice
    • Town Clerk’s Office: Appointment only (essential business only)
    • UConn Stamford: Campus closed until further notice, classes will be held online for the remainder of the semester.
  • The following is a list of services available for low-income residents:
    • Person-to-Person Food assistance. Groceries and fresh produce, protein, and dairy are available to residents with income below 235% Federal Poverty Guidelines, or employees furloughed due to COVID-19. 
      • Please call 203.655.0048 to make an appointment.
      • Visit for more information.
      • Stamford’s location is 425 Fairfield Avenue, Building 1, Suite 111, Stamford, CT 06902.
      • Person-to-Person on Wheels mobile pantry serves Stamford neighborhoods with fresh produce, protein, dairy, tuna, beans, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, soups, fruits & vegetables, pasta, and rice. The mobile pantry is available at the following times and neighborhoods:
        • Mondays, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Yerwood Boys & Girls Club, 90 Fairfield Avenue.
        • Mondays, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Stamford Manor, 26 Main Street.
        • Tuesdays, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ferguson Library South End, 34 Woodland Avenue.
        • Tuesdays, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Shippan Place, 521 Shippan Avenue.
        • Wednesdays, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Domus, 83 Lockwood Avenue.
        • Thursdays, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Building One Community, 75 Selleck Street.
  • Person-to-Person Emergency Financial Assistance: Caseworkers meet with clients to determine eligibility for emergency financial assistance for rent, security deposits, utilities, and small emergency expenses. Residents can call 203.655.0048.

Help Stamford’s community:

  • Connecticut’s American Red Cross has requested residents consider donating blood. A map of American Red Cross chapters in Connecticut is available here.
  • Building 1 Community compiled an Amazon wish list for essential items needed for the community, including detergent, soap, and more.

School Updates
Recent updates:

  • No recent updates

Ongoing information:

  • The City of Stamford maintains a dedicated webpage for updates about Stamford Public Schools.
  • All Stamford Public Schools are closed until Friday, April 10th.
    • Stamford Public Schools’ “Distance Learning Plan” was approved by Connecticut’s State Department of Education. As a result, out-of-school teaching sessions will contribute to the state’s requirement for a minimum of 180 school days per school year.
    • Superintendent Dr. Tamu Lucero is monitoring the extent of the COVID-19 public health emergency and will announce if there is an extended closure of Stamford Public Schools.
  • Stamford Public Schools will continue to provide free grab-and-go meals from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to anyone under the age of 18. Residents can pick up their meal from any of the following locations:
    • Elementary Schools:
      • Davenport Ridge, 1300 Newfield Avenue.
      • Hart Magnet, 61 Adams Avenue.
      • Julia A. Stark, 398 Glenbrook Road.
      • K.T. Murphy, 19 Horton Street.
      • Newfield, 345 Pepper Ridge Road.
      • Northeast, 82 Scofieldtown Road.
      • Rogers International School, 202 Blachley Road.
      • Roxbury, 751 West Hill Road.
      • Springdale, 1127 Hope Street.
      • Stillmeadow, 800 Stillwater Road.
      • Strawberry Hill, 200 Strawberry Hill Avenue.
      • Toquam Magnet, 123 Ridgewood Avenue.
      • Westover Magnet, 1 Elmcroft Road.
    • Middle Schools:
      • Cloonan, 11 West North Street.
      • Dolan, 51 Toms Road.
      • Rippowam, 381High Ridge Road.
      • Scofield Magnet, 641 Scofieldtown Road.
      • Turn of River, 117 Vine Road.
    • High Schools:
      • AITE, 411 High Ridge Road.
      • Stamford, 55 Strawberry Hill Avenue.
      • Westhill, 125 Roxbury Road.
    • Community-based Organizations and Programs:
      • Star Center, 1170 Shippan Avenue.
      • Stamford Public Schools Anchor at Harbor Landing, 68 Southfield Avenue.
      • Yerwood Center, 90 Fairfield Avenue.
      • Chester Addison Center, 245 Selleck Street.
      • Trailblazer (Domus), 83 Lockwood Avenue.
      • Building 1 Community, 75 Selleck Street.
  • Faith Tabernacle Church, 29 Grove Street.

City of Stamford Contact Information / Frequently Asked Questions

  • Questions relating to COVID-19 testing, infections, and quarantine: City of Stamford’s Department of Health at 203.977.4398 (after work hours call 211) or
  • Questions relating to Stamford Health/Stamford Hospital: City of Stamford Medical Advisor Dr. Henry Yoon at
  • Questions relating to environmental cleaning or personal protective equipment: Director of Lab James Federici at 203.977.4378 or
  • Questions relating to schools and daycares: Nursing Supervisor Pat Caldwell at 203.977.4370 or
  • Questions relating to restaurants, hotels, motels, rooming houses, or pools: Assistant Director of Health Sonia Marino at 203.977.4363
  • Questions from the press: City spokesperson Arthur Augustyn at 203.977.5115 or
  • Questions from business owners: Director of Economic Development Thomas Madden or
  • Questions about food distribution or food insecurity: Director of Social Services Ellen Bromley at 203.977.4112 or
  • City of Stamford’s pre-recorded COVID-19 hotline: 203.977.8840.
  • All other questions: Department of Health at 203.977.4398 or
  • Other contact information:
    • State of Connecticut’s COVID-19 information hotline: dial 211.
  • Stamford Health’s COVID-19 hotline: 203.276.4111.

Senior Center Closure/Cancellations in response to COVID 19 (effective 3/19/2020 at 6:00 PM)

Avon Senior Center- closed indefinitely, no tax appointments per AARP Taxes, not serving lunch, no programs or classes and no events or trips. Building closed and locked to the public. Director will work 3 days in building and 2 days from home for social distancing per Town of Avon. Admin will work 2 days in building (the 2 days that Director is working from home) in order that staff will not be in building together. Any Organization that booked our Center and/or Community Room through the end of April, the event has been cancelled.

Closed until 3/31 & will be re-evaluated at that time.

Closed to the public from March 16th to April 1st. We are still providing transportation for routine medical appointments and grocery shopping only. Staff is assisting seniors to navigate chaos at grocery stores. No Congregate Meals. Meal delivery is available for those that need it. No AARP Tax Aide. All appointments canceled for remaining of year. Staff is available by phone only during this time.

Bethany held their St. Patrick’s Day celebration for 70 seniors yesterday. all senior activities are cancelled until further notice.

Closed to the public. Senior Services is currently continuing with meals on wheels. Staff is available via telephone during business hours. We have done wellness calls to all of our mini-bus riders and to everyone registered for classes and instructional programs. We plan to continue making these calls 2-3 times a week and are encouraging those with whom we speak to call us at other times if they would like to chat with someone. We have been working the Leisure Services Department to send out daily email blast updates to all of their email correspondents and our newsletter subscribers.

Bolton Senior Center
Closed to public effective 3/16. Staff reporting starting 3/18, working remotely 3/16 and 3/17.  Essential transportation only. Food pantry pick up only.

Branford has suspended all programming, activities, and transportation. Staff are reporting.

Closed effective 3/11/20 (provided by Claire Cote, State of CT)

As of 3/17/20 until further notice the Senior Center building is closed. All activities and classes will be postponed until further notice. We will continue to have Meals on Wheels operate and we will serve Take out lunches Monday through Friday for those who are registered for the Congregate Meal program. Call 860-584-7895 ext. 7114 between 10:00am and 12:00pm to reserve a lunch for the next day, or ext. 7116 for Meals on Wheels. Dial a ride can be used to pick up your lunch if needed. We will re-evaluate as we get closer to the end of the month. Individuals that have any concerns, need assistance in any way, or know of someone who needs assistance, please do not hesitate to call our office at 860-584-7895.

Senior Center is completely closed to public. Our doors are locked but staff is here to answer phones until further notice. No longer holding AARP Taxes or the lunch program. Completely closed and are on reduced hours (10-3) with staggering staff so staff is not all in the office at once.Food pantry is closed and staff preparing bags for clients and placing them outside the Senior Center.

Senior Center is closed until further notice.
Suspended dial-a-ride until further notice

Senior Center closed to the Public.
We will begin a ‘grab and go’ lunch Wednesdays & Fridays through CRT, in person congregate senior meals have been cancelled. Can use Dial-A-Ride for lunch/food/shopping/essential medical appointments only. AARP Tax appointments, per AARP, cancelled indefinitely

Cancelled all classes and programs through March 27th. Transportation will be suspended through March 27th.

Colchester Senior Center
Closing its senior center, effective Monday, March 16th. Staff will continue to report.  Cafe meals will be frozen meal drops for the week, per TVCCA, for individuals who are dependent on our transportation to get in for their lunch meal. MOW deliveries will continue, as usual. We will offer transportation services for critical errands only (groceries, medical appointments for routine visits i.e. non-symptomatic individuals).  We will screen all passengers by phone the afternoon before, for potential illness.  All programs, events and trips have been cancelled, for the next two weeks and then assessing and adapting, ongoing.

Columbia’s Beckish Senior Center
Completely closed to the public. Director working both in and out of office answering phones and making sure homebound seniors have all the necessities to get them thru the next few weeks.

Closed to the Public. We are doing a drive through food pantry (participants will receive one bag of food). We will deliver food pantry items to seniors. Our transportation is running on a limited basis. We will do our AARP tax appointments for March 16th only. Limited transportation. Appointment only for Human Services and Youth Services.

Darien Senior Programs at Mather Center
CLOSED - Staff is still reporting daily
Drive Thru lunch is being provided for the time being and providing a list with websites and phone numbers to all local restaurants.

Easton- Open (provided by Claire Cote, State of CT)

East Granby
All non-essential activities cancelled until further notice. This includes exercise programs, blood pressure screenings, trips and lunches. Essential medical appointments and grocery store transportation continues (transportation is not available to anyone exhibiting any signs of illness).

East Hampton
Senior center is closed until 3/31 then to revise as needed. Staff available by phone
Limited services MOW Mon-Fri via CRT
Congregate frozen deliveries on Tues and Thursday.
DAR transportation by MAT.

East Hartford
Closed indefinitely starting Monday, March 16th.
We are having dial a ride for groceries and medical appointments only.
Congregate meals will be delivered and are grab and go.
Mow’s delivered as usual.
Staff will be in but building is closed

East Lyme
All Town buildings are closed to the public. We have suspended our Tax-Aide program.
At this point, still delivering MOWs and offering limited transportation.
East Lyme is suspending programs/activities/trips until further notice.
Transportation being offered on a limited basis – groceries and medical. Only 3 passengers at a time.
MOWs still being delivered. Congregate meals – clients who do not drive will be offered a 1 week drop of frozen food.

East Windsor
The East Windsor Senior Center is closed until further notice. We will be delivering boxed lunches as our congregate meals and the staff will be delivering the meals on wheels as well. We will continue with medicals, grocery, and food pantry for transportation and limiting that as well.

Ellington Senior Center
Closed. Limited transportation services only for medical appointments and grocery shopping. Staff will be reporting to work.

Elmwood Senior Center
The Elmwood and West Hartford Senior Centers are closed beginning Monday March 16 with a tentative re-open on March 30.

Closed until further notice. We are still having MOW and instituting a grab-n-go meal system for congregate meal participants that are in need of meals. Staff are still reporting. We have cancelled all programming and special events.

Closed for all activities, including tax prep. Light on staffing, but calls should come to Social Services/Senior Center.
Running senior buses this week to the supermarkets (NOT between 6 and 7:30 a.m.) and to medical appointment. Week of March 23, 2020 – no medical appointments. Delivering lunch with buses and social workers to congregate lunch participants, and anyone else who feels at risk and doesn’t have someone bringing food or isn’t able to get to the market. Social workers are also able to do a well-check, while not entering homes. Each week we’ll deliver a bag of shelf-ready food to those receiving lunches. Our local food pantry is working with us on that piece as well. We’re delivering to their homebound clients who can’t get to the pantry.

All of Farmington Senior & Community Center activities canceled until further notice.

Closed indefinitely. Staff are reporting to the center with some staff working remotely when possible and appropriate. Dial-A-Ride is operating on a limited basis for grocery shopping and medical apts. We are working on providing a boxed lunch to seniors to be delivered/picked up. Food Pantry will remain open at this time with pick-ups will be done outside with staff putting bags in client's car trunks. Wellness/socialization calls are being made to seniors identified as most vulnerable. Staff are looking at ways to use technology for seniors to stream and connect with people.

Granby Senior Center Closed indefinitely. Still providing transport for food and medical.

Greenwich – Closed (provided by Claire Cote, State of CT)

Griswold Senior Center is closed, effective Tuesday - 3/17. Homebound MOW will still be delivered. Cafe participants who do not drive will receive a frozen drop for the week. Transportation will be limited.  Staff will report.
These changes are in effect until April 13.

Groton Senior Center is closed indefinitely. We are providing transportation for medical, shopping and bank runs. We are also providing grab and go lunches – seniors must call in by 10:30am to order and we take charge card number over the phone. Then they can pick up meals between 11:30 and 12:30pm. Limited deliveries for our non-drivers will be done.

Hamden Miller Senior Center is closed but able to take phone calls
(203)287-2547 or (203) 287-2691.

Hebron (Russell Mercier Senior Center)
Closed. Senior Services Director, Program Coordinator and Social Worker working from home remotely and monitoring phone calls. All non-essential activities be suspended (exercise classes, social and recreational activities such as cards and games, bingo, arts and crafts, movies, choral group, massage/reflexology, health screenings, veterans coffee hours, book club, parties/celebrations, etc.).  The AARP Tax Aide Program has suspended operations until further notice. Home delivered meals program will continue with the following precautions – volunteers will leave meals at the door of the recipients’ homes without having direct interaction between the volunteers and the recipients. Congregate meals will be suspended. All social services needs will be evaluated by phone and handled on a case by case basis (information and assistance, public benefits counseling, CHOICES counseling, etc.) employing appropriate social distancing and precautions. Dial-a-Ride will suspend group social trips, however, will continue to provide medical, grocery shopping, foodbank, and other necessary personal needs trips employing appropriate precautions. All evening and weekend meetings and events typically held in the Russell Mercier Senior Center have been suspended

Starting 3/16 closed until further notice

Effective March 19, 2020 The Lisbon Town Hall and all town buildings are closed to the public and all meetings are cancelled until further notice.
The senior center will continue to deliver MOW and will be serving curbside limited daily lunches. Call the senior center prior to 11:00 am to reserve a lunch.  Senior transportation will be limited to essential medical appointments only.

Closed yet still doing medical rides.

Closed. Meals on wheels is still taking place as well as curb side meal pickups on Tuesdays (5 frozen meals given)

Madison Senior Center is closing as of Friday, March 13, 2020 at 2pm. No activities, programs, transportation or lunch, building is closed. Will continue to provide meals on wheels.

Manchester Senior Center
Closed indefinitely. Center is closed but as of now, all full-time staff is reporting to work.
We are still providing transportation to the grocery store and pharmacy, meal delivery, and meal pickups. Operating a drive-thru lunch program and delivering meals to those who come to lunch using the Senior Center Transportation program.

Mansfield has closed our Senior Center, Community Center and Library effective Monday, March 16th for 2 weeks at this point, and will evaluate on an ongoing basis. Our Social Services and Youth Services will be open to respond to essential service needs only. We will be providing Meals-On-Wheels delivery as necessary and very limited medical transportation.

Closed from Wednesday, March 18, to Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Staff will be available by phone. Starting Wednesday, March 18, services will now be limited to daily delivery of a cold lunch to existing daily clients of the Elderly Nutrition Program. Starting Monday, March 23, this service may change to a 5-day frozen meal package. Transportation for essential medical appointment rides. Social Service appointments will be done only by phone call. No recreation or in-person services will be offered.

The Middlefield Senior Center is closed and programs cancelled until March 27th, medical trips will be provided by our transportation company

Area Transit and the Food Bank is open. My office is open to individuals by appointment who need to use the food bank and for Energy Assistance.

Milford Senior Center is closed. Exception are: Meal on Wheels, Curb-side and delivered lunches for 3 days at a time (Mon and Thurs delivery) Pre-packaged food bank baskets curbside pick-up only, grocery transport 1x week to Stop n Shop (max. 3 passengers per bus), medical appointment available at limited (we ask that patients call their dr. in advance of appointment to verify it’s still on), Vita and AARP taxes suspended.

Monroe – Open (provided by Claire Cote, State of CT)

Montville Senior Center
Cancelled all programs and services, including our lunch program, for the next two weeks or until further notice. Our bus schedule will be modified though we will continue with our medical transportation at this time.

New Canaan – Closed (provided by Claire Cote, State of CT)

New Fairfield
CLOSED for all activities including lunch. Staff is here and available by phone and e-mail.

New London Senior Center
Closed indefinitely. Please call us for assistance: (860) 447 – 5232.
Until further notice: All senior center recreational activities, including excursions are suspended. Non-emergency medical transportation service will continue to be offered as usual. Most essential grocery shopping transportation will be offered. Tax-Preparation Assistance is suspended until further notice. Renters' Rebate program is suspended until further notice. Senior Food Pantry distribution will continue, as needed.

New Milford
New Milord Senior Center suspended activities and programs except:
Staff is reporting
MOW deliveries
Congregate Meals now delivered as MOW
Transportation for work, pharmacy, non-emergency medical appointments and therapies, grocery stores and food bank

Effective 3/12/2020 all programming and events cancelled. Building closed as of 3/16. Staff continue to report and are working to meet residents’ needs.

Norwalk – Closed except small group activities (less than 10) (provided by Claire Cote, State of CT)

Rose City in Norwich is closed until further notice. Staff still reporting. Still providing limited medical and grocery shopping transportation.  Meals on Wheels will continue to be prepared and delivered out of our center. 5 day frozen meals being delivered to those who generally had lunch here that do not drive per our meal provider TVCCA.

Old Lyme
As normal

Old Saybrook - The Estuary Council of Seniors Inc, in Old Saybrook,
Closed starting March 17th until further notice.
All programs and activities are canceled as all transportation.
Continuing our Meals on Wheels program and offering a “Grab & Go” meal for congregate participants.

Orange Senior Center
Closed Friday March 13th until further notice. Staff still will report to work. Limited Transportation running and food pantry is open.

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center
Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center Senior Services closed. Senior Transportation, Food Pantry and MOW open.

The Plainville Senior Center is closed through March 31st, but we will be reassessing as we get closer to that date. Dial-a-Ride is running for medical, shopping, banking only. We are doing “grab & go” meals and staff is home delivering to folks who don’t drive. Senior Center staff is working in the office. Still offering foot care by our APRN by appointment.

Rocky Hill
Effective 3/16/2020 all activities lunch and trips cancelled until further notice

Closed starting 3/14 until further notice

Sherman is doing home delivered meals through the senior dine program CWResources from our local restaurant American Pie. Our staff is picking up meals from the restaurant and delivering meals to clients on Tuesday and Thursdays All trips cancelled.

Cancelled all programs and services at the Senior Center through the end of March. Effective March 19, 2020 building will be closed to public. Senior Center and Social Services staff are still reporting to work. March 17, 2020: distributing pre-bagged shelf stable food items, toiletries, and gift cards to our food program participants. We have utilized volunteers to distribute the same to our home bound seniors. March 18, 2020 distributing our senior center lunch on a to go basis. All distributions are being done from a pop up drive-through area in our parking lot. Our Dial-A-Ride is continuing at this time, and is only providing rides to obtain food and for non-sick medical appointments.

Senior Center will be closed until further notice starting March 13, 2020.
Limited Dial A Ride service will be available for emergency medical, in town grocery shopping one passenger at a time as of right now.
Meals on Wheels is delivering as usual.

Effective March 12, 2020 all programs cancelled. Facility locked down to all public on Monday March 16, 2020. Staff reporting to work and fielding calls and facilitating reach outs. Anyone entering building must call first. VITA tax prep cancelled until further notice. Transportation to medicals and grocery shopping only. Working closely with Heritage Village (over 55 development with over 2,000 condo units). New Opportunities of Waterbury (our contracted service) working on an emergency meal distribution plan for congregate clients. The plan involves four weekly meal distributions that will be handled by NOW Meals on Wheels volunteers/drivers. Week 1 and 2 will be packs of frozen meals, weeks 3 and 4 will be shelf stable emergency meals. Each pack contains five meals. Any congregate meal client normally served is eligible for these meals. Initially working from lists of clients who dined at NOW Senior Café sites in the last month. Southbury Senior Center told that additional clients could be added later by calling NOW.

Closed to public effective March 16, 2020 at 4:30 pm. Hope to re-open on Monday, March 30th. Staff is still reporting and dial-a-ride will provide medical runs only during this time. We also canceled our St. Patrick’s Day luncheon to be held off-site on Thursday the 19th. We were expecting approximately 85 people for that event.

Starting 3/12/2020 all programs suspended and as of Tuesday March 17, 2020: The Stamford Senior Center has now been forced to suspend the congregate meal program as of today since the Mayor has closed the government center to visitors.  We are working on transitioning seniors to home delivered.

Stratford – Open (provided by Claire Cote, State of CT)

South Windsor
Closed our Senior Center, Community Center and Library effective Monday, March 16th for 2 weeks at this point, and will evaluate on an ongoing basis. Our Social Services and Youth Services will be open to respond to essential service needs only. We will be providing Meals-On-Wheels delivery as necessary and very limited medical transportation and transportation to grocery shopping.

Tolland Senior Center
Closed Monday March 16th until further notice. Staff still will report to work. Staff is reporting to work, answering phones, checking on seniors and filling food pantry needs.

Trumbull – Closed except small group activities (less than 10) (provided by Claire Cote, State of CT)

Closed for 2 weeks starting Monday 3-16-20. With limited transportation (medical) services and AARP Tax appointments only still being provided. Staff is working during this time.

As normal

Windsor Community Center
LP Wilson, the Senior Center, Caring Connection Adult Day Health Center, Recreation & Leisure Services and libraries closed as of Monday, March 16 through, at least, Friday, March 27. Senior Services will provide CRT home delivered meals to 45 individuals MAX (the # of meals normally allotted by CRT) and will provide medical transportation for essential medical appointments only. Social Services is also working to assist our residents.

Closed as of 4pm Friday, March 13th until further notice.

Watertown - Oakville
Closed. Following the Watertown Public Schools’ schedule and will reopen when the schools reopen scheduled for March 30. Buses running on regular schedule

All programming cancelled until end of March cancelled 2 April trips.

West Hartford Senior Center
The Elmwood and West Hartford Senior Centers closed beginning Monday March 16 with a tentative re-open on March 30.

West Haven
Closed for next two weeks and staff moved to another building

Weston – Closed effective 3/12/20 (provided by Claire Cote, State of CT)

Westport is closed until further notice. Staff is coming in on staggered shifts. HDM being delivered by staff daily for now. Frozen meals for 5 days going out Monday as an extra safety precautionary should we be totally shut down. Congregate recipients called and a couple have been added to hdm program. Wellness calls being made daily. Non-profit in town offering teletherapy for those in need of counseling.

Wilton – Open (provided by Claire Cote, State of CT)


Winsted Senior Center
All programs and activities including the meal program are cancelled until further notice. We are able to provide van rides for medical appointments and to get food. The office will be open daily for limited hours.

Woodbridge Town building has now been closed to the public. We are still working but the external doors have been locked and signs have been posted.
Woodbridge has now closed for all tax appointments. We will be distributing non-perishable items from our food pantry to residents. Additionally, we received a large donation of perishable items from the High School (milk, lettuce, tomatoes, etc.) which is also being distributed. Our Tuesday/ Thursday lunch vendor is delivering flash frozen meals to us which we are distributing to our lunch attendees. We’ve instituted a billing system so that our drivers and other staff members do not have to deal with cash at this time.