Sunday, July 14, 2024


Marpe Appeals for Mask Use, No Congregating at Compo

Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe today issued an appeal for residents to wear masks and not congregate at Compo Beach. Image
Compo Beach was virtually empty late today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Weingarten for

Touching on reopening of restaurants, retail stores, and beaches, in a statement he implored “everyone to respect the work that everyone has accomplished so far that benefits all of Westport.”

Compo Beach drew special attention. “While it is important that everyone wear a mask and socially distance everywhere in town, it is especially relevant for those who are utilizing the sidewalks and areas surrounding Compo Beach,” he said.

“The limited width of the sidewalks, combined with the increased number of people utilizing the sidewalks, boardwalk and side streets in that area necessitates increased precautionary measures.

“It is recommended that everyone wear a mask and refrain from congregating. There are reminder signs located along the pathways, but we are also requesting self-monitoring.

“Please do not place other residents or town officials in the uncomfortable position of having to remind others to wear a mask or not to congregate. We are all trying to keep everyone safe and healthy.”

He added: “It is my opinion, it is a clear demonstration of your respect toward your fellow Westporters to wear a mask whenever you leave you home for whatever reason.”

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