Bull's Bridge Recreation Area
Good morning,

It's been another beautiful spring weekend in our wonderful community. As we all know, it is an ongoing challenge to manage the overcrowding of visitors in town and at some 'hotspot' recreation areas. Our Emergency Management team met multiple times yesterday, and with the guidance from our resident trooper, Bull's Bridge recreation area is open as of 9:00 am today.
The Team realizes these areas will continue to need attention. Ray Bracone, Brian Wood, and our many partners who help manage the Bull's Bridge area will be critical in maintaining the delicate balance that encourages our visitors while keeping public health and public safety primary in our mission.

Did you know Kent hosts over 5,000 acres with over 30 miles of hiking trails?

Connie Manes, Conservation Commission Chair and Kent Land Trust Director, encourages us all to utilize of the many areas of dedicated open space that are available for recreation in addition to Bull's Bridge and Kent Falls...

Please share this link to a list of 14 beautifully hand-drawn maps (courtesy of John Milnes Baker) - here are a few:
Emergency Management
Surgical masks and infrared thermometers available to small businesses
On May 20th, our business community will begin Phase 1 of Reopen CT. The State of Connecticut has partnered with CBIA-CONNSTEP to donate & distribute surgical masks and infrared thermometers to eligible, small businesses and non-profits.
Eligible, essential small businesses may request up to two ( 2) surgical masks per employee. This distribution will continue while supplies last.
To request masks for your small business or non-profit click on the mask image above.

Late Friday the Governor announced the availability of Infrared thermometers, one (1) to each small business, non-profit, or faith-based organization.
To request a thermometer for your small business, non-profit, or faith-based organization, click the thermometer image above.

M.A.S.K. Alert
The Kent CERT (Citizen Emergency Response Team) continues to partner with the M.A.S.K. initiative and will now be moving to a delivery system for public mask requests.

Please  click the button below to fill out a request for homemade masks. We have lifted the 5 per household limit but do ask that requests be limited to 1 per person. We also now have a child size available. 
For more information about joining or assisting either the M.A.S.K. Initiative or to donate materials, click the button below to contact Team Leader Bonnie Donzella to get involved!
We're looking for a few good members!
Emergency Management has mobilized a CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) to be able to provide volunteer assistance in a number of ways for the current and future emergency incident and event support.

The Governor has relaxed the in-person training requirement for new CERT members, so all that is currently needed is an online training to enable anyone to become a CERT member and help our community! You’ll still be able to join in the future but the opportunity for online self-study for new members will end on June 30th and we are looking to add more members to the team prior to that.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program provides training to Town of Kent residents and employees of Town of Kent businesses to increase self-sufficiency in a disaster. Participants learn skills that will enable them to provide emergency assistance to their families and neighbors.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program provides training to Town of Kent residents and employees of Town of Kent businesses to increase self-sufficiency in a disaster. Participants learn skills that will enable them to provide emergency assistance to their families and neighbors.
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