Middlefield & Rockfall are now in the COVID “Red” Category

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TOWN of MIDDLEFIELD, CONNECTICUT

Office of the First Selectman

UPDATE ON COVID-19

October 29, 2020

This is an important message from First Selectman Edward Bailey, and Emergency Management Director Robert Poturnicki.

Middlefield & Rockfall have been put into the “Red” category by the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CTDPH) as our current infections have reached 20 per 100,000 persons.  The following are the Town’s responses based on CTDPH guidelines and our Health Department:

  • Limit trips outside the home and avoid gatherings with non-family members.
  • Public events are cancelled.  This includes in person meetings of all Town Boards and Commissions; and Middlefield’s participation on the Halloween event at the Durham Fair.
  • Organizations are asked to postpone all indoor activities.  Outdoor activities should be cancelled where mask wearing or social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Schools are currently not affected by the “Red” status.  Please visit https://www.rsd13ct.org for an important message from the Superintendent of Schools.
  • Voting on November 3rd will be taking place at Memorial School, 124 Hubbard Street, as scheduled. Protocols are in place for protecting voters.  Voters will be provided a personal protection packet containing masks, gloves, and a pen.

As of this date, the following have been closed or cancelled:

  • Community Center – Closed to non-government related organizations and activities.
  • Senior Center –
    • All activities, including in-house senior lunches.
    • Box lunches will be available for pickup on Mondays. Call Sue D’Orvilliers to sign up for this program at 860.349.7112.
  • Park and Recreation – All activities are cancelled.
  • Durham Middlefield Youth & Family Services – All activities are cancelled.

 The following Town offices are open by appointment-only:

  • Town Hall.
  • Community Center.
  • Public Works.

The flowing guidelines are recommended by Public Health to stay healthy during the Covid-19 pandemic:

  • If you are sick or have any symptoms of the COVID-19 virus, stay home.  If COVID-19 is suspected, get tested.
  • Masks should always be worn at a public facility or within 6 feet of another person, indoors or out.
  • Practice social distancing with a minimum of 6 feet.
  • Practice frequent hand washing.

For more information on the Covid-19 status in all the Towns in Connecticut visit:

Data Tracker: https://portal.ct.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-data-tracker

Town Level Response Framework: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Departments-and-Agencies/DPH/Communications/Graphics/COVID-chart.jpg

Further information and links are available at our Health District’s website, the Plainville-Southington Health District at www.pshd.org , and in the “COVID” section of the town’s website.

Town Offices Address

Town of Middlefield
393 Jackson Hill Rd
P.O. Box 179
Middlefield, CT 06455

860-349-7114

General Office Hours

Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
*OFFICE HOURS MAY VARY. PLEASE VERIFY WITH THE SPECIFIC OFFICE.

Emergency Information

Fire - Police - Medical --- Dial 911
Police / Resident State Troopers: 860-349-9685
State Police, Troop F, Westbrook: 860-399-2100
Animal Control: 860-349-1333