Coronavirus (COVID-19)

  1. COVID-19 Update - March 27, 2020

    Over this last week, Madison has seen a rise of confirmed, positive COVID-19 cases to eight, and an increase of additional suspected, but not confirmed, cases. Read on...
  2. COVID-19 Update II- March 20, 2020

    I wanted to provide an additional update today on two important events. First, the DPH has confirmed today the first positive case of COVID-19 among Madison residents. Second, Governor Lamont issued an Executive Order today to ‘Stay home, stay safe’. Read on...
  3. COVID-19 Update - March 20, 2020

    The situation in our state continues to evolve rapidly during this public health emergency. I urge all Madison residents to assume that COVID-19 is prevalent in our town now, and to follow strict social distancing guidelines. Read on...
  4. COVID-19 Update - March 18, 2020

    Barbers, Hairdressers, Cosmetologists, Nail Technicians, Estheticians, Eyelash Technicians, and Massage Therapists Read on...
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Locations Affected by COVID-19

Town Campus is closed to the public except for essential business.

The following locations are closed until further notice:

  • Madison Public Schools
  • Madison Senior Center
  • Surf Club Building
  • Town Gym
  • Memorial Town Hall
  • The Arts Barn
  • Bauer Classroom
  • Bulky Waste Site
  • Town Athletic fields (organized athletic sports)
  • Brush and Leaf Disposal Facility on Ridge Road
  • Playgrounds

Impact Survey Results
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Governor Lamont’s Executive Order Asking Connecticut Businesses and Residents: ‘Stay Safe, Stay Home’

Dated March 20, 2020

Click to read the Executive Order

Business Exemptions


WHEREAS, on March 10, 2020, the Governor of the State of Connecticut declared a public health emergency and a civil preparedness emergency for the State of Connecticut, pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Sections 19a-131 and 28-9, in response to the global pandemic of COVID-19 disease associated with a novel coronavirus that is currently affecting multiple countries and states; and,

WHEREAS, on March 12, 2020 the Governor of the State of Connecticut issued Executive Order Number 7, limiting the number of individuals that may convene, meet or otherwise gather throughout the State, to no more than 250 people or more for social and recreational activities including, but not limited to, community, civic, leisure, or sporting events; parades; concerts; festivals; movie screenings; plays or performances; conventions; and similar activities; and,

WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, the President of the United States declared a national emergency to combat the coronavirus that is currently infecting the population of the United States; and

WHEREAS, on March 15, 2020, the Board of Selectmen for the Town of Madison, pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Sections 28-8a(a), 28-1(8), and 28-22, and Section 10.1.3 and 4.1.4 of the  Town Charter, declared a local civil preparedness emergency, due to the significant danger to public health posed by: the global spread of COVID-19, shortages of supplies and equipment necessary to protect the public health and safety, and the spread of COVID-19 to residents of the Town of Madison as a result of the global pandemic; and

WHEREAS, on March 16, 2020 the Governor of the State of Connecticut amended and modified his Executive Order Number 7 with Executive Order Number 7D, to require that all such gatherings as contemplated and addressed by Executive Order Number 7 be limited to no more than 50 or more people; and, included “religious, spiritual or worship gatherings”; and

WHEREAS, due to the significant adverse impact on public health of COVID-19, and the acceleration of the spread of the disease, the First Selectwoman, in consultation with Town officials, has decided to take further action for the purpose of ensuring civil preparedness and mitigating the adverse effects of social and recreational gathering within the Town of Madison; and

WHEREAS, in an effort to decompress certain gatherings so as to promote, encourage, allow for and/or create social distancing to combat the transmission of Coronavirus which poses a substantial threat to the public health of the Town of Madison; and,

WHEREAS, the powers granted by Connecticut General Statutes Sections 28-8a(a), 28-1(8), and  Section 10.1.3 and 4.1.4 of the Town of Madison Charter, proclaim said First Selectwoman to have and exercise all executive and administrative powers conferred upon any municipal chief executive;

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY PROCLAIMED AND RECOMMENDED that, consistent with the guidelines of the Federal Government and pursuant to the powers and duties granted in the Connecticut General Statutes and the Charter of the Town of Madison, in response to the civil preparedness and  public health emergency now facing the Town of Madison, and in accordance with advice from Town officials, effective on Friday, March 20, 2020, gatherings of more than 10 people for social and recreational activities, including but not limited to: community, civic, leisure, and sporting events; parades; concerts; festivals; movie screenings; plays or performances; conventions; and similar activities, are strongly discouraged for the general safety and health of all residents.;

IT IS FURTHER PROCLAIMED AND RECOMMENDED that this Emergency Recommendation will be made publicly available for inspection and review in the Office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Madison and shall be posted on the Town of Madison website.

Dated: March 20, 2020 

Peggy R. Lyons
First Selectwoman

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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Advice for the Public

Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) & World Health Organization (WHO) websites and through your state and local public health authority. COVID-19 is still affecting mostly people in China with some outbreaks in other countries. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others.

Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following everyday preventative measures:

  • Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
    Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
  • Maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
    Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
    Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
  • Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
    Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
  • Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
    Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.
  • Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
    Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.