News from Town Hall
Town buildings have been closed to the public since March 13, and most staff are working remotely. Our Police Department is at full staff and both School Resource Officers are working within the department to make sure we can respond quickly and safely to residents during this crisis. Many services that the Town provides are available online or via phone. Our Town website is a helpful resource for most issues, including information about unemployment, free school lunches and more.

Woodbridge currently has 3 confirmed cases and the State epidemiologist has said we can expect things to get significantly worse in the coming weeks. Please stay home to stay safe and save a life.

Yesterday, Governor Lamont released Executive Order 7N which states that any recreational gatherings must be limited to 5 people or fewer.
 
For the safety of everyone in our community, our Police Chief sent a CT Alert notice reminding people that you must stay at least 6 feet away from any people, and continue to practice social distancing. You may be infected, and spreading the disease without showing symptoms.
 
Although I do not want to, I may be forced to close the Fitzgerald walking trails, dog park, playgrounds and other recreational facilities if people do not adhere to safe practices during this crisis. Please also remember to clean up after your dog.
 
Thank you and please stay safe.



Resident Makes, Donates Face Shields for First Responders

A huge THANK YOU to Woodbridge resident Yaron Baitch who is making and donating 3D printed face shields to our First Responders,  Woodbridge Volunteer Fire Department  and  Woodbridge Police Department  as an added layer of personal protective equipment. Pictured: Yaron Baitch with Woodbridge Fire Marshal Joe Cappucci.
How You Can Help

-The United Way and the Community Foundation of Greater New Haven have created a Greater New Haven COVID 19 fund taking donations. The United Way is also organizing volunteers, donations and other resources.

-The Red Cross is experiencing a shortage of blood donations after thousands of blood drives were canceled around the country to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. A number of appointment-only blood drives are being organized throughout Connecticut. To make an appointment in your area, visit  www.redcrossblood.org

-Do you have personal protective equipment? Griffin Hospital is accepting the following donations:
·       Respiratory Facemasks
·       Medical Grade Isolation Masks and Gowns
·       Face Shields
·       Medical-Grade Gloves (non-latex) 
The above items should be in their original, unopened packaging.
 
Small quantity donations can be brought to Griffin Hospital's Main Lobby located at 130 Division Street in Derby between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
 
For large quantity donations, please  email them  or call 203-732-7539 to make delivery arrangements.

Yale New Haven is accepting the following items in original unopened packaging:

  • Disposable head covers/caps
  • Disposable gowns
  • Disposable gloves
  • N95 respirator face masks
  • Powered air purifying respirators 
  • Disposable face masks
  • Face-shields/goggles
  • Coveralls/scrubs
  • Shoe-covers
  • Disinfection wipes and liquids
  • General purpose hand cleansers
Please submit offers to  donationsppe@ynhh.org  with contact information for our staff to respond to.

-The Connecticut Department of Public Health is asking health care professionals, such as retired nurses and doctors, to consider volunteering their services at a medical facility in Connecticut. Those willing to volunteer should fill out the online form located at  ctresponds.ct.gov .  

-The Town's Food and Fuel Fund is seeking donations of food items and grocery store gift cards. See a list here . The Human Services department has also been reaching out to local residents age 70 and older for wellness check-ins.
Take a Hike!

If you need to get outside, take a hike or bike ride on the Town's more than 35 miles of trails. Maps are here for Woodbridge trails.

Be sure to stay at least 6 feet away from other people to protect yourself and others!

Regional trails can be found on the South Central Regional Council of Governments website.

How to Shop Local During the Pandemic

The Town is maintaining a list of businesses open during the pandemic. Some have altered hours, others are offering delivery, curbside pick-up or virtual service. Love your local and see the list here!

If you'd like to add your business to the list contact Betsy Yagla.
Resources for Businesses


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Virtual and Remote Programming
Both the Woodbridge Town Library and the Recreation Department are working on creating online programs and resources. Check their websites for details.


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