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Last Updated April 7 at 2:00 p.m.

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We appreciate your patience as we make every effort to balance the health of Glastonbury staff and community members with the ability to maintain standard operations.  As always, if you are feeling ill, have traveled to a high risk area for COVID-19, or have been in contact with anyone who has symptoms or has traveled to such areas, please refrain from going to any public facilities or coming into contact with others.  For the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus or use the links in the "Resources" section below.

Salon Owners

In accordance with the March 17, 2020 Notice from the Connecticut Department of Public Health to Barbers, Hairdressers, Cosmetologists, Nail Technicians, Estheticians, Eyelash Technicians, and Massage Therapists our office strongly urges all salons and other businesses that provide similar services that require direct contact to cease operations immediately.  Please see the attached Notice for details. 

Resources

For more information on the virus, the symptoms, how it spreads, and how you can protect yourself, please visit the Questions and Answers web page from the World Health Organization

Travel

If you are traveling out of country contact your airline for any special instructions or procedures.

Coronavirus - Background Information

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses found in both animals and humans. Some infect people and are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).  Federal and state public health agencies are monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID 19).  Daily updates are available from regular news channels.

The following information and resources were gathered from the CDC, World Health Org., 2-1-1, and CT United Way.

HOW CAN I HELP PROTECT MYSELF

Good hand hygiene is key to protecting your health and the following actions are always encouraged to keep you/your family healthy:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash your hands after coughing or sneezing.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

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