**As of March 17, 2020, Town Hall is open, but we will have limited public access and public interaction in an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and to keep our residents, businesses, and employees safe. Most Town business can be conducted online, via email, over the phone, or through US mail, and we are encouraging residents and businesses to interact with the Town remotely. Residents and businesses that are required to appear in person to conduct business should call or email the specific department for an appointment. During any in person interaction, staff will take the precautionary measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19. We hope you will do the same.
**On March 16, 2020, a State of Emergency for the Town of Farmington was declared, and the Emergency Operations Center was partially opened. The declaration will allow the Town to seek reimbursement for costs associated with COVID-19 in the event this is identified as a federal emergency.
**Due to concerns related to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, all current (in-session) Farmington Recreation sponsored programs and those with a start date up to and including April 30, 2020 are cancelled/suspended. Those registered for programs, please check your email for updates from firstname.lastname@example.org. Programs with a start date of 5/1/20 or later are currently on as scheduled. Any changes will be communicated as necessary.
**Due to concerns related to the COVID-19 Coronavirus and considering the current social distancing recommendations set forth by the Farmington Valley Health District and the CDC, all athletic fields are closed to organized activities. Any changes will be communicated as necessary.
** Effective Friday, March 13, 2020 at 5:00 PM, the Farmington Libraries are closed until further notice. Book drops are open and due dates have been extended until April 15th. There will be no fines during their closure.
**Due to concerns around the Coronavirus and following guidance from the Farmington Valley Health District and the CDC, the Farmington Community & Senior Center will be canceling all programs and activities until further notice. Dial-A-Ride will be available for medical appointments and/or food shopping only.
**Farmington Public Schools will be closed for two weeks beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 through Friday, March 27, 2020. They plan to return to school on Monday, March 30, 2020.
There will be no school-related activities during the two week closure.
EXCL will be closed starting Tuesday, March 17th.
Visit the Farmington Public Schools COVID-19 website for school related updates.
Coronavirus (COVID-19), which was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, causes respiratory illness in people and can be spread from person to person. Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Since its initial outbreak, thousands of cases have been reported in China with additional cases confirmed in other countries, including the U.S.
Person-to-person spread of the virus is thought to occur mainly via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Take these everyday preventative actions to help stop the spread of germs:
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover you cough or sneeze with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Avoid shaking hands; instead wave, touch elbows, or just say hello.
The Town of Farmington will continue to monitor this situation very closely. We also regularly monitor guidance and updates from the CDC and the World Health Organization regarding recommended precautions and actions.
- For general questions call 2-1-1 for the Coronavirus Info Center or text "CTCOVID" to 898211. The 2-1-1 hotline is available 24 hours a day.
- Anyone experiencing symptoms is strongly urged to contact their medical provider to seek treatment.
3/20/2020 Letter to Residents from C.J. Thomas, Town Council Chair, and Kathleen Blonski, Town Manager
3/17/2020 Letter to Residents from C.J. Thomas, Town Council Chair, and Kathleen Blonski, Town Manager
03/10/2020 Letter to Residents from C.J. Thomas, Town Council Chair, and Kathleen Blonski, Town Manager