COVID-19 Information

Town of Colchester Declares State of Emergency on March 16, 2020 as a Result of Global Pandemic of COVID-19

We will be putting all COVID-19 Updates on this page. All updates are listed as most recent on top.

Governor Lamont's Executive Order 7HH - PROTECTION OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND RESPONSE – MUNICIPAL BUDGET ADOPTION, COMMONINTEREST COMMUNITY MEETINGS

On April 1, 2020 Governor Lamont issued Executive Order 7S in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  This order includes language allowing local legislative bodies the authority to adopt programs to support local taxpayers affected by the crisis.

At a special meeting on April 21, 2020, the Board of Selectman voted and passed a resolution to adopt the Governor’s Executive Order 7S: Deferment of Taxes with application and Low interest Rate programs.

**Taxes paid by an escrow agent ( mortgage company) are not eligible for these plans and are expected to remit payments no later than August 3, 2020**

DEFERMENT PROGRAM (Must complete form OPM M-COVID19 by July 1, 2020)

 

A new organization called 4-CT was recently created to help social service providers in the state provide crucial services to those most in need in the wake of the COVID-19 impact. This is particularly important to First Responders and their families, who are all on the front lines helping protect and serve all of the citizens of your cities and towns. From their website "We’re working together with the Community Foundations of the State of Connecticut to get funds into the hands of those who need help the most: childcare for first responders, food banks, and more; those already in need before this crisis began. ‍40% of Americans cannot come up with $400 in a crisis. COVID-19 IS THAT CRISIS. ‍We're an independent non-profit entity, staffed mostly by volunteers, that enables actionable, fundable projects in order to give the community a powerful new way to help support our state’s COVID-19 response." For more information visit www.4-ct.org 

Some Useful Resources - Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health, Stay Calm and Reduce Fear,  Quarantine Resources and From the CDC DIY Face Mask 

March 26, 2020 Update on Status of Town Hall Services

March 25 Update on Town Businesses and Services

March 24 Update on Town Businesses

March 23, 2020 - Residential Burn Permits are now only being issued electronically.  The form is located on the Fire Marshal’s page on the Town Website under Burn Permits.  Please fill out the form electronically or print and scan the form and email it to firemarshal@colchesterct.gov.  The request will be approved and a confirmation email will be sent.

March 18 2020 Updates

Status of Town Services and Departments, Mandated State Closures 

March 16, 2020 Status of Town Services and Departments

March 16, 2020 Updates

Town Hall Related Closures

March 12 Update on COVID-19

March 10 Update on COVID-19

February 28 Chatham Health Press Release