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Non-Essential Meetings & Programs Canceled Until Further Notice

Date: March 11, 2020







March 11, 2020

There are currently 3 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the State of Connecticut. The third patient has no known direct exposure to the virus and public health officials believe that it be spreading through community contact. Although the virus is compared to the common flu, there are a number of differences that make it worth exercising caution in our approach to the health of our community. We are in constant contact with State and regional public health professionals and are working diligently to keep public facilities sanitized.

Accordingly, the Town of Seymour is taking action to limit the exposure of our residents to the virus by reducing unnecessary contact through the following actions:

  • All non-essential public board, committee and commission meetings are canceled
  • All non-essential programming is canceled from the close of business Friday, March 13
  • The Community Center and Public Library are closed to the public at the close of business Friday, March 13
  • Municipal staff will report as normal but we recommend residents utilize online resources wherever possible
  • These restrictions will remain in place until further notice

Additionally, we would like to echo public health organizations in recommending the following:

  • Wash your hands frequently for a minimum of 20 seconds with soap
  • Stay home if you don’t feel well
  • Avoid large public gatherings and unnecessary travel
  • Reduce contact with others to the extent possible, including handshakes
  • Clean and disinfect your home and objects that are frequently touched including doorknobs, cell phones and light switches

We would like to direct our residents to the following resources to familiarize themselves with the facts about the virus and precautions that should be taken:

We are acting out of an abundance of caution and have no reason to believe that there is currently any immediate cause for concern in Seymour. It is important that we do everything in our power to keep it that way. We encourage our residents to approach this virus with caution and to follow the steps recommended by public health officials to reduce unnecessary contact and slow the spread. I understand many residents may disagree with this decision but we ask for patience and understanding as we work through this together. We will continue to update you in the coming days as more information becomes available

If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact my office.


First Selectman W. Kurt Miller