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Stonington Town Hall to reopen to the public on June 8

Stonington -- The town has announced that Town Hall will reopen to the public on June 8 while the transfer station will be returning to normal hours with no appointments on Monday.

The announcement comes as the number of COVID-19 cases here has remained stable for weeks and now total 31, far less than nearby communities such as Waterford and East Lyme.

Town Hall has been closed to the public since March and the transfer station switched to appointment-only operation after large numbers of people poured into the facility on one weekend in late March  and were not social distancing. Since then, some residents have griped about the appointment system on social media.

Residents are being asked to continue to adhere to social distancing guidelines and wear masks at the transfer station.

Last week, the high school athletic fields, turf field and track area, along with the tennis and basketball courts were opened under social distancing protocols.

As for Town Hall, department specific information is available on the town’s website. For those unable or uncomfortable coming into Town Hall, virtual service options remain and staff are willing to meet residents outside when feasible. All visitors to Town Hall will be asked to wear a mask. There are also two picnic tables outside Town Hall where small meetings can take place.

Residents are asked to continue to use the drop box outside the front entrance of Town Hall whenever possible.

The Human Services Department will continue to serve residents with primarily virtual connections, with plans to increase opportunities for in-person meetings and activities over the coming weeks and month.

 

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