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COVID-19 Update to Town Closures Press Release – April 6, 2020

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 6, 2020

At the regularly scheduled meeting of the Groton Select Board held on Monday, April 6, 2020, the Select Board voted unanimously to extend the closure of the Groton Town Hall, Groton Public Library, Groton Center and Groton Country Club to the public through Monday, May 4, 2020. Town employees will continue to work remotely serving our residents. Residents can contact Town Hall by leaving messages or sending emails. The Select Board has also instituted a hiring freeze. No vacant positions will be filled for the immediate future. This is done in conjunction with the spending freeze instituted by the Town Manager. The Select Board and Town Manager are taking these steps to put the Town in the best possible position to address the impacts caused by this Pandemic.

In addition, both the Select Board and the Board of Health voted unanimously to close Sargisson Beach to the public for the immediate future. This closure is being done in the best interest of protecting the health and safety of our residents. We urge everyone to adhere to this closure. The Police Department has been authorized to enforce this closure.

The Town of Groton is taking unprecedented steps in order to reduce the rate of spread by working proactively to reduce transmission and promote public health recommendations. We urge all citizens to exercise appropriate measures in order to reduce the risk of infection. Additional information regarding risk and containment can be found on the CDC website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/.

Thank you for your immediate attention and cooperation with this. We will continue to update the community as information becomes available. Please keep checking the Town of Groton website and social media outlets for updates as they become available.

Sincerely,
Mark W. Haddad
Town Manager

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