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The state has partially activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in response to the accelerating impact of the COVID-19 virus into the region and the growing threat within the state, Marpe said.

The EOC held a conference call today at 5 p.m. for all emergency operations managers, key staff and municipal chief officials regarding the recommended protocol.

Marpe said he is working closely with interim Schools Superintendent David Abbey on a plan to address this recommendation on a local basis.

He added that for the time being, town functions are operating as normal, but with extra attention being given to cleanliness and disinfection of the facilities and equipment.
Marpe said the Westport emergency notification system is a text message-based alert system run by the Fire Department. Any resident not already signed up for these notifications can text 06880 to 888777 to subscribe.

The town webpage dedicated to COVID-19 can be found at Westportct.gov/COVID-19. The hashtag #WestportctCOVID-19info will be used for updated information on the Town’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter social media accounts. This will also be utilized by the Fire, Police and Parks departments.

The Westport emergency notification system is a text message-based alert system run by the Fire Department.  Any resident not already signed up for these notifications can text 06880 to 888777 to subscribe.

According to Lamont, large crowds or places where individuals are shoulder-to-shoulder are considered the most dangerous and should be avoided, particularly for individuals over the age of 60.

While the directive is neither a mandate, nor a declaration of a state of emergency, Lamont’s message was clear that the state needs to implement policies that discourage the spread of the virus.

For example, the governor is also instituting a freeze on out-of-state business travel for all state employees, as well as the postponement of any state-organized conferences anticipated to have more than 100 people in attendance. He urged private employers to consider similar precautions.

The state has partially activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in response to the accelerating impact of the COVID-19 virus into the region and the growing threat within the state, Marpe said.

The EOC held a conference call today at 5 p.m. for all emergency operations managers, key staff and municipal chief officials regarding the recommended protocol.

Marpe said he is working closely with interim Schools Superintendent David Abbey on a plan to address this recommendation on a local basis.

He added that for the time being, town functions are operating as normal, but with extra attention being given to cleanliness and disinfection of the facilities and equipment.
Marpe said the Westport emergency notification system is a text message-based alert system run by the Fire Department. Any resident not already signed up for these notifications can text 06880 to 888777 to subscribe.

The town webpage dedicated to COVID-19 can be found at Westportct.gov/COVID-19. The hashtag #WestportctCOVID-19info will be used for updated information on the Town’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter social media accounts. This will also be utilized by the Fire, Police and Parks departments.

The Westport emergency notification system is a text message-based alert system run by the Fire Department.  Any resident not already signed up for these notifications can text 06880 to 888777 to subscribe.

According to Lamont, large crowds or places where individuals are shoulder-to-shoulder are considered the most dangerous and should be avoided, particularly for individuals over the age of 60.

While the directive is neither a mandate, nor a declaration of a state of emergency, Lamont’s message was clear that the state needs to implement policies that discourage the spread of the virus.

For example, the governor is also instituting a freeze on out-of-state business travel for all state employees, as well as the postponement of any state-organized conferences anticipated to have more than 100 people in attendance. He urged private employers to consider similar precautions.

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