September 16, 2020
I am disappointed to announce that Madison has 7 new cases of COVID-19. However, of these 7 new cases, all are in the 19-29 age range and 2 are considered active cases in the Madison community. The remaining 5 cases are related to college students testing positive on-site at their respective residential colleges. The continued uptick in cases in this age range is concerning; Madison is not immune to these trends and we must do everything we can to mitigate spread. It is critical that any residents, especially those in this segment of the population, follow state travel quarantine requirements and adhere to all guidelines on social gatherings, social distancing and mask wearing, both indoors and outside, as well as practice frequent hand washing.
The Governor recently announced new fines for those not following mask wearing and/or social gathering requirements. Please visit the State of Connecticut website for more details on this updated Executive Order. In addition, the State continues to revise its travel advisory list and quarantine policies. For those people traveling into the state of Connecticut that can demonstrate a negative COVID test 72 hours prior to arrival, you do not have to quarantine for 14 days. To get the most updated policy information, please visit https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Travel.
Registered voters in Madison should now be receiving an Application for Absentee Ballot for the November 3rd Presidential election. If you choose to vote by Absentee Ballot, you must complete the Application and return it to the Town Clerk either by mail to 8 Campus Drive, Madison, or by placing it in the secure drop box located outside of Town Hall at the Town Campus. Please note the drop box has been moved to the building entrance located in the circle driveway (across from the gym) for better access. Please check the Town Clerk’s website for more information on completing the Absentee Ballot Application, including a list of common mistakes to avoid. Mailing of the official ballots will begin on October 2nd and will be sent directly from the Town Clerk’s office.
I continue to urge all residents to sign up for the Town’s new communications system called Madison Alerts, which will provide important community alerts and information, as well as the First Selectwoman updates. These can be received via an app downloaded on your phone, email, text or phone call. Please subscribe through the town website at https://www.madisonct.org/MadisonAlerts.
A reminder that this week marks the Town’s Days of Caring, where we encourage all our citizens to commemorate the Sept. 11th tragedy through greater volunteerism. Madison Youth and Family Services and the Madison Senior Center have been actively coordinating volunteer and charitable programs to help those in Madison who are struggling during this economic and public health crisis. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Scott Cochran of Madison Youth and Family Services at email@example.com or Austin Hall of the Madison Senior Center at firstname.lastname@example.org to find ways you can help.
Enjoy this beautiful September weather, and stay safe and healthy Madison.