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Town of Stafford Covid-19 Information

General Information  
Contacts: Mary Mitta - First Selectman
James Desso - Emergency Management Director
Joseph Comarella - Deputy Emergency Management Director
Frank Falcone - Deputy Emergency Management Director
Location: Stafford Resident Troopers Office
and Selectman Office
Stafford Springs, CT 06076
Phone: (860) 684-1777 & (860) 684-1778 (Selectman Office)
Phone: (860) 247-8920 (EMD Director)
Fax: (860) 684-4437
Emails: staffordtownhall@staffordct.org (Mary Mitta)
emddesso@staffordct.org (James Desso)

The Town of Stafford is working closely with the Department of Emergency Services to keep the residents of Stafford updated on the most recent and accurate information concerning the COVID-19 virus. We are attending frequent meetings and briefings regarding the COVID-19 virus and will pass along any new information to our residents as it becomes available.


MARCH 31, 2020

In an effort to ensure the health and safety of our children and community, the Town of Stafford has closed its playgrounds until further notice. While this is certainly inconvenient for our children who would benefit from outdoor activity, it is important that we maintain the necessary social distances as prescribed by the Governor's Executive Order.


MARCH 26, 2020

Governor Lamont Submits Request for Presidential Major Disaster Declaration in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

(HARTFORD, CT) - Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has submitted a request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for a presidential major disaster declaration resulting from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the State of Connecticut.


The governor is requesting public assistance for all eight of the state's counties. This includes all four supplemental assistance programs under the Individual Assistance Program, including Disaster Unemployment Assistance, Crisis Counseling program, Disaster Case Management, and Disaster Legal Services. Additionally, he is requesting Individuals and Households Program Other Needs Categories of Child Care Assistance and Funeral Assistance. READ MORE



MARCH 24, 2020

The CDC has updated their FAQ's regarding Covid-19 and animals




MARCH 23, 2020

We care about the health and well-being of our community. Naturally, there are many fears and anxieties surrounding COVID-19 and suspension of our daily routines. This can cause strong emotions in both adults and children. While we continue social distancing practices, please know you are not alone. If you should need, the following are a selection of resources, web pages and information sheets on mental health and coping with the effects of COVID-19:


Stafford Family Services

By phone (860) 684-4239 or email family.services@staffordct.org 


(offices are currently closed to public)


Connecticut State Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services



CDC COVID-19, Managing Stress & Anxiety



National Association of Mental Health - COVID-19 Information & Resources: https://www.nami.org/getattachment/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Updates-on-the-Coronavirus/COVID-19-Updated-Guide-1.pdf


Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress

Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak https://www.cstsonline.org/assets/media/documents/CSTS_FS_Corona_Taking_Care_of_Your_Family.pdf.pdf

Fact sheets and other resources to support the health and well-being of communities impacted by COVID-19



MARCH 22, 2020

Johnson Memorial Hospital, a member of Trinity Health of New England, has opened a drive-through mobile center to test patients for COVID-19. The Connecticut State Department of Public Health has approved the mobile clinic site, allowing it to go live on Thursday, March 19th.  The mobile test site is open 9:00 a.m., 7 days a week, with the potential to expand the hours of operation as needed.  It is located at 201 Chestnut Hill Road, Stafford Springs, directly in front of the Main Hospital at the Community Medical Education Center. 


Those seeking a COVID-19 screening at the mobile clinic site must have a physician's order and proper identification. The screening process will be conducted by trained clinicians, who will be taking all the necessary precautions to protect themselves and patients. Patients will be asked to keep their windows up for the majority of their drive through the mobile clinic.


MARCH 22, 2020

The Town of Stafford has been notified that a resident of Evergreen Health Care has passed away from complications related to the Coronavirus, our thoughts and prayers go out to the patients family and friends. Town of Stafford Officials continue to work with members of Emergency Services, Emergency Management, and Public Health to insure the Safety and wellbeing of our First Responders and Residents.  We encourage all residents to continue monitoring this website for continued updates.



MARCH 18, 2020

As of March 18, 2020, at 12:00 noon the Town offices are closed to the public. At this time offices will remain staffed and able to assist the community via phone or email. If you need assistance, please contact the department directly: http://www.staffordct.org/contact.php





Johnson Memorial Hospital COVID-19 Resource Center



North Central District Health Department 



State of Connecticut



Connecticut State Department of Public Health 



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 



Current Covid-19 Information
04-09-2020 - EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 7V
03-22-2020 - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Needed
03-18-2020 - Town Clerk letter
03-18-2020 - Stafford Town Offices Closed to Public
03-18-2020 - Notice to Community from Water Pollution Control
03-17-2020 - Transfer Station Swap Shed Closed
03-17-2020 - North Central CT Probate Court COVID-19 Press Release
03-17-2020 - Temporary Building Department Procedures
03-16-2020 - Stafford Family Services
03-16-2020 - Stafford Public meetings Cancelled
03-15-2020 - Update on Modification of Warren Memorial Town Hall
03-13-2020 - Letter to Town of Stafford about COVID-19

Warren Memorial Town Hall • 1 Main Street • Primary Department Hours: M-W: 8-4:30, Th: 8-6:30

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