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New Fairfield officials working on plan to reopen town buildings, facilities

The New Fairfield Zoning Officer, Health Director and Fire Marshal have been working to make sure everything is safe as more restaurants expand outdoor dining. They're also making sure those establishments and reopened retailers use proper disinfecting techniques. 

Selectman Kim Hanson asked that people cooperate with retailer, restaurant and grocery store workers.  He says they've been working hard and last thing they need is someone to become belligerent if they're asked to wear a mask or stand 6 feet apart. 

Under the safe work place rules from the state, New Fairfield Town Hall will have a limited open on or about June 1st.  The town is making some physical changes to provide distance between employees and visitors.  New Fairfield will conduct business by appointment only, at first, with new ways of doing business.  There will be service windows and a drop box. 

First Selectman Pat Del Monaco says the Town Beach will be closed until at least July 1st.  She says they'll look at the COVID cases later next month to see if the beach can be opened in a safe way. 

The track, fields and dog park remain closed.  Del Monaco says they will reassess the situation on June 1st and then there may be a limited open.  She says the Board of Selectmen knows how important those facilities are to a lot of people. 

New Fairfield Social Services Congregational Church Food Bank is still taking donations on Tuesdays, Thursday and Saturdays 11am-2pm; food pick up is Thursdays 3pm to 5pm.  Peg's Mobile Food Pantry has pick up on Saturdays, 9 am to noon, through the end of June at the Squantz Firehouse parking lot.  People must call for appointment.


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