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Message from First Selectman-Town Hall Closed to Public

Dear Redding Residents,

As of last Friday, March, 13, Redding is operating under a State of Emergency as a result of the current Health Pandemic COVID-19. Our emergency operations center is open and we are monitoring the situation in real time. Our first responders are trained, prepared, and equipped, to respond in this public health emergency.

Our emergency management team participates in daily calls with the Governor and members of his emergency management team.

Beginning today, in an ongoing effort to slow the spread of the virus, Redding town hall is making temporary changes in way we handle the public’s business.

We are here to serve you. However, our doors will be closed to the public, for your safety and that of our employees. We ask that you visit the town website www.townofreddingct.org as many of our services can be accessed online. If you cannot find what you need, please call us. A list of phone numbers is posted below. We will guide you through.

Town hall has minimum staff in each office on a daily basis to take your call. Staff are rotating in on a schedule set by department heads. Employees who are not at town hall have remote access to their desktops. This is not a vacation.

Public safety personnel continue to work at full staff.

Social services is here for you. Our food pantry is busy. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment. We are accepting donations!
Thank you for your generosity. We are seeing an increase in need for services.

I do not make these changes lightly. I know it will be an inconvenience to many. We are in uncharted territory. We are learning more about the virus every day and taking all necessary precautions to protect Redding residents and our employees, many of whom are your friends and neighbors.

Within our building, employees are practicing social distancing.

I strongly encourage you to stay home and leave only for essential activities like grocery shopping, medicine, and solitary walks in the great outdoors.
At all times maintain a 6 foot distance.

If you do leave the house please consider patronizing one of our local businesses as many are serving take-out dinners and drive-by service. Call ahead.

Connect with your friends on FaceTime and video chat and not in person. If we work together without delay, to practice all recommended safety protocols, we hope to avert the level public health crisis we are seeing in other nations.

Above all be kind to one another and understand that everyone reacts differently in stressful situations. Redding is a uniquely caring community. Let’s take care of one another, from a distance, and I look forward to seeing you all up close and personal when we are on the other side of this health crisis.

In the meantime we are here for you by phone and online. For the most up to date information on corona virus and the government response please visit ct.gov/coronavirus. You can also dial 2-1-1 for more general questions about the virus.

All the best,

Julia Pemberton
203-856-1801 – cell.

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