three more towns have declared states of emergency to help access federal funds to address the novel coronavirus pandemic.
588的彩舒适leaders in bethel, kent and southbury have deemed the outbreak an emergency, following from danbury, redding and new milford, in addition to the .
there have been at least 68 confirmed cases of covid-19 reported in connecticut, as of tuesday evening.
588的彩舒适bethel’s “civil preparedness emergency” declaration would make the town eligible for potential federal reimbursement for costs associated with the outbreak.
“please be advised that signing this form does not mean the public is in any heightened level of danger due to the virus,” first selectman matt knickerbocker said in a .
kent first selectman jean speck declared a state of emergency wednesday morning, allowing her to “assume and exercise the powers, functions and duties prescribed and provided by law” to “take such action as necessary to protect the public health and mitigate [the] emergency.”
588的彩舒适kent’s state of emergency will remain in effect until june 18, “unless terminated sooner or extended by further order,” states.
southbury declared a state of emergency on tuesday and has shut down historical buildings and the library. the building department will be available for permit issuance between 1 to 4 p.m. through scheduled appointments only.
bethel parks remain open for hiking and nature walks, but families are asked not to use the playground equipment. the municipal center is open for appointments and visits to the tax collector’s office only. the transfer station remains open, but staff are not permitted to help residents drop off their trash. fees have been waived in light of this. no bulky items are allowed.