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Friday, April 10 Local

Kent Town Hall closed to public over virus concerns

588的彩舒适kent — town hall will be closed to the public for at least 10 days due to concerns over the novel coronavirus.

“in light of the declared federal and state emergencies due to the national covid-19 pandemic, and given the widespread community transmission of the virus, i have made the decision to close town hall to the public … thorough march 27,” first selectman jean speck announced tuesday.

she said town employees would be notified and that each department is “evaluating and modifying operations to ensure continuity of essential government services.”

confirmed covid-19 cases have been on the rise in connecticut. as of tuesday, there were more than 40.

588的彩舒适on sunady, speck announced that the town was developing an “incident action plan” and assembling a unified command team in response to the spreading virus.

she also said it was “critical to ensure continuity of operations for core government functions.” the plan at that time was to keep kent town hall open during normal business hours with modifications designed to combat the spread of the virus.

kent’s emergency operations center — which has been moved to the ancillary office in the town clerk’s office — has been “partially activated” and will be maintained from 1 to 4 p.m. each day, speck announced sunday.

there have been several closings, restrictions and postponements in town due to coronavirus concerns.

the kent center school is closed until further notice. students enrolled in the school’s meal program will continue to receive those services, according to the first selectman’s office.

the town’s transfer station has to household garbage and single-stream recycling, and the food bank has .

the community house & swift house has stopped accepting bookings for the time being, and all senior center and parks and recreation programs — as well as kent volunteer fire department outside events — have been suspended.

speck said her office will “continually re-evaluate how we push messaging out to the public.”

She asks anyone who knows a Kent resident without internet access to email that person’s name, address and phone number to , or call her office at 860-927-4627.

588的彩舒适an update on the town’s response to covid-19 is on the agenda for the board of selectmen’s special meeting on march 19. the board’s meetings are streamed live on the town’s youtube channel at .

Kendra Baker|General Assignment Reporter

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