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As we come closer to the first phase for the re-opening of our state and town on May 20th, we must remember the virus is still prevalent in our community. Of the 118 residents who have tested positive in Madison, 53 cases are associated with skilled nursing facilities, and 39 cases are considered active. Of the 18 unfortunate fatalities in our community, 14 were associated with a skilled nursing facility. We are grateful to see many residents on the road to recovery, but we are still at risk of a resurgence and greater spread; we must continue to follow the Governor’s executive orders to protect the health and safety of all our citizens. More detailed demographic information on our recent cases can be found on the Madison Health Department’s website.
Starting next week, many of our local businesses will be opening doors for the first time in two months, albeit under very different circumstances. The state has issued a range of guidelines that need to be followed in order to offer a safe environment for customers. The Town of Madison has implemented a Long-Term Recovery Committee to provide guidance and work with local businesses, including retail, restaurants, personal services and daycares. Please check the Town website for updates as they are posted.
I also want to remind people that despite the COVID crisis, our very dedicated team of first responders, health and other government departments are working together to ensure the safety of our community. The town’s Emergency Services are fully operational and have implemented a number of safety protocols to reduce exposure risks during the COVID crisis; including the use of PPE and the sanitizing of all our emergency transport vehicles after use. If you have a medical emergency, you should not hesitate to call 911 to get the help you need.
Some residents have indicated they would like to unsubscribe from the town’s emergency phone message alerts. Please note we cannot register or remove your phone number for you. You need to visit the CT Alert state portal at www.ctalert.gov to unsubscribe.
I’d like to offer a final thank you to all our medical personnel. Whether it’s a doctor, a nurse, allied health professional or a first responder, our town is home to a range of highly dedicated professionals who are dedicated to ensuring the public health. Let’s honor them by staying safe, healthy and at home Madison.
Peggy LyonsFirst Selectwoman