HAMDEN, March 16, 2020 — In response to COVID-19, the Town of Hamden is closing all municipal buildings and departments to the public for a minimum of two weeks, effective 3:00 p.m., March 16th, Mayor Curt Balzano Leng announced.
This local public health protocol, implemented to discourage the spread of the COVID-19 virus, includes all Town and Board of Education offices at Government Center, Memorial Town Hall, the Senior Center, the Miller and Branch Libraries, the Keefe Center, and all other non-essential Offices.
For services offered at Town Hall, Hamden employees will work their normal weekday schedule from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and be available by phone and email. Visit the city website for the phone numbers and email addresses of each department and employee.
New departmental procedures are forthcoming, and are being released, including how departments will handle payments for licenses, permits and taxes, and other important applications. The Town will post information as it becomes available at www.hamden.com/coronavirus.
Superintendent of Schools Jody Goeler announced that Hamden Public Schools will be closed until further notice. This includes Adult Education and Before & After Care Programs.
All essential and emergency services provided through the Hamden Fire and Police Departments will remain fully active.
Mayor Curt Leng, in consultation with the Governor, Health Dept, and State Officials, will reevaluate the emergency directive at the conclusion of the aforementioned 2 week period.
Hamden Public Works is reducing operations, but will continue to conduct essential services and other assignments deemed in the best interest of health and safety of Town. Public Works & Parks Department Facility and Garage are closed to the public.
The Town is working on methods to continue the distribution of assistance to our seniors and residents in need from our Senior Services and Community Services and will activate as soon as possible. Anyone using or needing these services should contact Elderly Services at 203-287-2547 and Community Services at 203-562-5129.
“We need to take these actions and strongly encourage as many possibly in the private and non-profit sectors to do the same to reduce exposure and risk association with the COVID-19 virus and to help slow the rate of infection. Reducing contact with people will save lives and we need to do this together,” said Mayor Leng.
Curt Balzano Leng
Mayor, Town of Hamden