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Posted on: March 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Protecting Public Health


Protecting public health is of utmost important and the top priority for the Town of Westbrook. The First Selectman and Director of Health are continuously monitoring the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which is rapidly changing day by day and hour by hour. The Town is in constant communication with State and local municipal officials and superintendents.

In a unified conjunction with many school districts in the area, and our own Superintendent Patricia A. Ciccone and Director of Health Zachary Faiella, the decision has been made to close Westbrook Public Schools until further notice.

Community-based public health interventions such as school closures and social distancing have proven to be effective in slowing the spread of viruses like the novel COVID-19.

While there are currently no documented cases of COVID-19 in our community, public health professionals expect the cases to rise, and the Town of Westbrook Health Department’s top priority is to ensure this does not happen in our community.

As this is a collective effort, the Town of Westbrook Health Department is reminding residents to continue to do their part in slowing the transmission of COVID-19 in our State by washing hands frequently, contacting your doctor and staying home if sick with a fever (100.4°F), cough, or shortness of breath, avoid touching your mouth, nose or eyes, and keep common surfaces like door handles, countertops, and children’s toys clean and sanitized.

The cancellation of large gatherings in the Town of Westbrook has been recommended and an executive order from Governor Lament is in effect to prohibit large gatherings of 250 people or more.

Town municipal operations will continue business as usual until further notice, with exceptions of our Senior Center, which is operating on restrictions.

Questions or concerns may be directed to First Selectman Noel Bishop or Director of Health Zachary Faiella.

Zachary Faiella, MPH, RS, Director of Health Phone: 860-399-9869 or 860-510-8894


Noel Bishop, First Selectman Phone; 860-399-3040


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