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Town Program and Facility Updates in Proactive Response to Coronavirus

Note facility closures and program cancellations

Post Date:03/13/2020 5:30 PM

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Town of Glastonbury is taking the following preventative actions:

Glastonbury Parks & Recreation – All Parks & Recreation programs will be suspended from March 14th until at least March 29th, at which time Town staff will evaluate how to proceed on a program by program basis.  Summer registration will be held as scheduled beginning online and by mail at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17th.  Questions regarding these changes may be directed to Parks & Recreation at (860) 652-7678 or recreation@glastonbury-ct.gov.

Riverfront Community Center – The Riverfront Community Center will be closed to the public for all Senior and Social Services programming beginning March 14th through March 29th or later.  Social Services will be available by phone at (860) 652-7638 or email at socialservices@glastonbury-ct.gov but walk in appointments will NOT be accommodated.  Dial-A-Ride will be limited to medical and grocery trips only.

Welles Turner Memorial Library (WTML) – As of 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 14th, the WTML will be closed to the public until further notice, including all programs, events, passport appointments, and other services.  Checkout due dates are being extended to prevent overdue fees from incurring while the facility is closed.  Residents may continue to contact Library staff by telephone, Monday through Friday, from 9-5pm, for reference services, general services, and to learn the protocol for picking up books on hold.

Youth & Family Services (YFS) – As of 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 13th, the Youth & Family Services office on Hubbard Street will be closed to the public.  During this time, all YFS programs and services will be cancelled until further notice. 

Other:

  • Town-sponsored events - Per the Governor’s mandate, all gatherings with over 250 people will be cancelled through April 30th.This includes all Town-sponsored or facilitated events. Please visit www.glastonbury-ct.gov/events for specific event details.
  • Park Restrooms - All outdoor restrooms in town parks will be closed from March 14th until at least March 29th.

While the facilities mentioned above will be closed to the public, Town staff will continue to work on-site or remotely at all facilities, and will be checking their voicemails and emails regularly to respond to citizen inquiries as applicable.  At this time, all town facilities and programs not mentioned above will continue to operate as scheduled and according to normal business hours until announced otherwise. 

Residents should keep in mind that these actions are being taken using an abundance of caution to protect the health of Glastonbury staff and community members.  Updates will be posted to the town website as applicable at www.glastonbury-ct.gov and residents are encouraged to sign up for town email notifications at www.glastonbury-ct.gov/enotify.  The Town recommends that residents consult the following resources for more information regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19):

  • CDC website: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus
  • General questions à Call 2-1-1
  • Hartford Healthcare 24 hour hotline at (860) 972-8100 or (toll-free) (833)-621-0600. Manned by healthcare professionals, this resource is available for the general public and clinicians.

The public’s patience and understanding are appreciated at this time.  If you have any questions regarding a specific town program, event, or facility, please consult the town website at www.glastonbury-ct.gov, or contact the Town at 411Glastonbury@glastonbury-ct.gov.

Please share this update with your Glastonbury colleagues and family members as applicable.

FYI Glastonbury residents - general

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