News and Announcements
Saturday April 04, 2020

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50 Church Street, Windsor Locks, CT 06096

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The Public Works Facility located at 6 Stanton Road remains closed to the public during the pandemic.   Items normally brought to Public Works for recycling are not being accepted until further notice including: household electronics, televisions, used motor-oil, batteries, and cardboard. 

Leaf permits are not being processed at this time, however, residents of Windsor Locks will be able to use the compost site with last years permit or a valid registration when the site opens to the public on Monday, April 6, 2020.  Please note, this does not include commercial dumping, landscapers or commercial vehicles.

All American Waste is continuing to pick up trash, recycling and bulky waste as normal.  Mattress pick ups can be arranged by calling Public Works.

All American Waste will begin picking up bagged yard waste at the curb on Monday, April 13, 2020. Please check here to see what is acceptable.

Textile recycling of items in pink bags has been suspended until further notice.

Public Works can be reached at 860-627-1405 Monday thru Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or by email at PublicWorks@wlocks.com.

 

04/2/2020

We received notice from our Health Director this morning that the Connecticut Department of Public Health has confirmed two additional positive test results for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) involving Windsor Locks residents.  These additional cases bring the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases involving Windsor Locks residents to seven.  One individual is between the ages of 80 and 89 and the second person is between the ages of 10 and 19.  That second case underscores the reality that no age group is immune from contracting the disease and everyone is capable of transmitting the disease.  The Department of Public Health will not be releasing any other information regarding these particular cases. 

We have entered a period of sustained community transmission of COVID-19.  It would be unreasonable to assume that these seven people are the only persons afflicted with COVID-19 in town

With regard to precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19, residents should already be following the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Connecticut Department of Public Health.  All residents should be practicing social distancing.  Adults and children should remain home as much as possible.   The symptoms of COVID-19 are a dry cough, fever and shortness of breath.  Stay home if you are sick except to seek emergency medical care or if advised by your physician.  Avoid contact with people who are sick, frequently wash hands with soap and water for a minimum of twenty seconds.  Cover your cough and avoid touching your face.  Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as doorknobs, light switches, table and countertops.

Should additional precautionary steps be recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Connecticut Department of Public Health, we will issue an update at that time.  In the meantime, continue to do what you are already doing until further notice.  The more diligent we are in following the recommended precautions, the sooner we will reverse the upward trend of transmission.

Chris Kervick
First Selectman

In response to overwhelming demand from our citizens, we are finalizing arrangements to open the compost facility on Old County Road earlier than its scheduled April 18th opening date.  We received some guidance today to confirm that the compostable material deposited is unlikely to increase the risk of spreading COVID-19.  Due to personnel, budget and other issues, the best we can do is to open on Monday April 6, 2020.  The site will be open daily thereafter (except Good Friday and Easter) from 8:00am to 2:30pm. No commercial dumping from landscapers or commercial vehicles will be permitted during the early open period.  Since DPW is closed to the public, last year's sticker or a vehicle registration showing a Windsor Locks address must be displayed.  To provide for safe social distancing, only 3 vehicles will be permitted to dump at the same time so a line may develop and we ask that all remain patient and organized.  Please see the link below for a reminder of the type of materials that may be deposited on the site.  Thanks to DPW Director Phil Sissick for working to make this happen.

 https://www.windsorlocksct.org/public-works/compost-site

Today, we received notice from the Connecticut Department of Public Health of three additional cases of positive test results for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) involving Windsor Locks residents.  These additional cases bring the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases involving Windsor Locks residents to five.  One individual is between the ages of 60 and 69, the second person is between the ages of 50 and 59 and the age of the third person was not immediately available.  No other information regarding these particular cases has been released. 

We have entered a period of sustained community transmission of COVID-19  It would be unreasonable to assume that these five cases are the only persons to be afflicted with COVID-19 in town

With regard to precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19, residents should already be following the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Connecticut Department of Public Health.  All residents should be practicing social distancing.  Adults and children should remain home as much as possible.   The symptoms of COVID-19 are a dry cough, fever and shortness of breath.  Stay home if you are sick except to seek emergency medical care or if advised by your physician.  Avoid contact with people who are sick, frequently wash hands with soap and water for a minimum of twenty seconds.  Cover your cough and avoid touching your face.  Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as doorknobs, light switches, table and countertops.

Should additional precautionary steps be recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Connecticut Department of Public Health, we will issue an update at that time.  In the meantime, continue to do what you are already doing until further notice.  The more diligent we are in following the recommended precautions, the sooner we will reverse the upward trend of transmission.

Chris Kervick

First Selectman