COVID-19 Information & Updates

This page contains information and news feeds from a number of sources within the Town of Fairfield, including the First Selectwoman’s Office and the Health Department.  In addition, it contains other helpful links and information pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Town of Fairfield and the Fairfield Police Department are taking the COVID-19 issue very seriously.  It is our hope that this page serves as a valuable resource to keep our community informed, safe and healthy.

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Recent Town News

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Recent Health Department Updates

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Closures & Cancellations
  • For information on Statewide closures, re-openings and other Guidelines click here.

Updated Beach, Parks & Open Space Polices

  • Beaches: Open Daily from Dawn until 11PM.  Parking lots are open from 8am – 11pm with limited capacity available at Sasco, Jennings, Penfield and Southport beaches for residents only with a valid 2020 beach sticker. Limited daily parking is available at Jennings Beach for non-permitted vehicles.  Check the parking lot status online at
      • Lifeguards are on duty at all open beaches from 10:00am – 6:00pm on weekends only until June 22.
      • Statewide social distancing and face covering guidelines are in effect.
      • No grilling
  • Marinas: Only M stickers will be allowed access to the marina lot with 24 hour gate coverage. The Ash Creek open space lot will remain closed. Residents with a valid beach sticker will be allowed access to Ye Yacht Yard.
  • Athletic Fields: Town athletics fields are open. Statewide social distancing and face covering guidelines are in effect.
  • Tennis Courts: Open 9:00AM – 8:00PM.
  • Golf Courses: ARRIVE – PLAY – DEPART.
    • Carl J. Dickman Par 3:
      • Online tee times only.  No walk ups.
      • No carts available, walkers only.
      • USGA guidelines will be enforced.
    • H. Smith Richardson:
      • Online Tee Times Only – No walk ups.
      • Walkers Only – No carts at this time.
      • No concession, no clubhouse.
      • USGA guidelines will be enforced.
  • Lake Mohegan:  Parking  available from 8am – 8pm to residents only with a valid 2020 beach sticker, or license/proof of Fairfield residency. The cascades lot will remain closed. There will be no daily parking option available.  All dogs must remain on a leash at all times.  No blankets, chairs, coolers, group gatherings, loitering, etc.  Please follow all social distancing guidelines.
  • Playgrounds: Open.  Statewide social distancing and face covering guidelines are in effect.
COVID-19 Prevention Measures (pdf): 
  • Avoid close contact with those who are sick
  • Wash your hands often for 20 seconds with warm soap and water. Hand washing is preferred but if not available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue immediately away
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects (including your cell phone and computer keyboard) and surfaces using regular household cleaning spray or wipe
  • Face masks are recommended for use for only people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.

Conoravirus 2019 – Official CDC Page

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Current Data:

For the latest numbers of cases, deaths and those recovered click here

For additional data and graphs of activity click here

For guidance and updates on Connecticut’s coronavirus preparedness efforts, visit:

Questions/Call Centers:

Frequently Asked Questions

CT residents can call 211 for general COVID-19 questions.

Yale New Haven call center – 833-ASK-YNHH (275-9644)

If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 and would like information regarding testing, please CALL your healthcare provider. In addition, Hartford Healthcare (St. Vincent’s) and Yale New Haven Health (Bridgeport and Greenwich) have dedicated hotlines to determine eligibility for testing.

Hartford HealthCare860.972.8100 OR 833.621.0600 (toll free)

Yale New Haven Health – 203-688-1700 OR 833-275-9644 (toll free)

For additional information and prevention tips, refer to the Health Department website at: or the Fairfield homepage under news at

Local Twitter Feeds:

First Selectwoman:

Superintendent of Schools:

Fairfield Health Department:

Fairfield Police Department:

Governor’s Office:

CT Public Health:

Center for Disease Control – Twitter Feeds:

COVID-19 Guidance for Specific Groups

Getting Your Household Ready for COVID-19

Guidance for Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Our Community

Guidance for Individuals, Families and Community

Guidance for Businesses

Guidance for Health Care ProvidersGuidance for Health Care FacilitiesGuidance for Long Term Care Facilities

Guidance for Travelers New Guidance for Travelers from Countries with Widespread Ongoing Transmission

Guidance on Caring for People Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 in a Home/Residential Setting

Guidance on Protecting Yourself

Guidance for Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Guidance for Schools

US Dept of EducationTips for Talking with Children for Parents and TeachersPandemic Guidance for Schools

General COVID-19 Coronavirus Information from the World Health Organization

What Can I Do Now

There is currently no vaccine or antiviral medication to prevent or lessen the impact of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to it. The CDC recommends these everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses like COVID-19:

  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. The health department has a video demonstrating how to wash your hands properly. To view that video, please click here.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. The health department has a video demonstrating the importance of covering your cough and/or sneeze to help prevent the spread of germs. To view that video, please click here.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Additional Resources:

For general information about COVID-19 Coronavirus, as well as information for healthcare professionals and travelers, please visit the CDC’s website

CDC Webpage on US COVID-19 Coronavirus Activity.  Additional Details on US Cases.

World Health Organization Dashboard on Worldwide COVID-19 Coronavirus Activity

Johns Hopkins University Dashboard of Worldwide COVID-19 Coronavirus Activity

General Tips to prevent the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus

CDC Interim Guidance for Preventing COVID-19 Coronavirus from Spreading to Others in Homes and Communities

Various COVID-19 Coronavirus Data and Rate Estimates (non governmental/academic website)

CT Department of Public Health COVID-19 Coronavirus Webpage