March 14, 2020

As you know, The Town of Branford is working closely with the East Shore District Health Department, federal, state and healthcare providers to monitor the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The town is initiating the following measures to limit the exposure of our residents to the virus:

Schools - All schools will be closed effective Monday, March 16, 2020 including all after school activities until March 27, 2020.

Parks and Recreation - Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, the Parks and Recreation Department will suspend all programs for two weeks.   For more information, please click the following link or call 203-488-8304.

Senior Center – Beginning Monday, programs and activities held at the Canoe Brook Senior Center will be suspended for two weeks. Other services such as social service assistance applications will still be available.  For more information, please click the following link: or call 203-315-0684.

Libraries - Beginning today, the James Blackstone Memorial Library and Willoughby Wallace Library are closed to the public.  Please contact the libraries via phone or email for additional information. For more information, please click the following link: or call JBML 203-488-1441 or WWML at 203-488-8702.

Animal Shelter - Effective today, the Daniel Cosgrove Animal Shelter will suspend all volunteer activity for two weeks and the building will be closed to walk in visitors.  Please contact the shelter directly to schedule an appointment. For more information, please click the following link: or call 203-315-4125.

We are strongly encouraging residents to utilize online resources as much as possible.  At this time, all town departments will be staffed during normal business hours.  Contact information for all departments can be accessed through the following link:

The town remains committed to providing essential services during this public health emergency while also ensuring the health and safety of our employees.


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Thomas M Hayes

....and the plastic bag ban should be rescinded as soon as possible.

The so-called re-useable bags are just another infection vector we can not afford.


How are the comments here even serious. How are people going to ridicule the idea of taking immediate action. The reality of this pandemic is if not contain 3% of our population will die. Not may, but will. Stay home, if you don’t care if you get sick, neither do I. But let’s not actively try to kill our neighbors. 3% of Branford’s population would be about 900 people. Are you good with that?


I know and most of the ridiculous comments are coming from Trump supporters who watch Fox News. The success of CT has been due to shutting down the state early in the process. Look at the idiot republican governors that waited. They are trying to catch up to the virus. I’m sorry you Trump supporters are just so stupid I don’t know how you made it so far in life.


Mr. Guest,

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