MILFORD, CT — The new coronavirus outbreak in Connecticut and across the nation is having vast impacts in Milford, including the closure of schools and many businesses.
The number of cases of the illness caused by the virus, known as COVID-19, continue to rise and additional measures and closures continue to be announced. The governor has declared a ‘Stay Safe, Stay Home’ program. All non-life-sustaining businesses in Connecticut have been closed.
As of Wednesday, there were 875 positive cases of coronavirus in Connecticut, including eight confirmed cases in Milford. A total of 19 people in Connecticut have died as a result of COVID-19.
Here are the latest local updates from Milford:
Milford officials have taken several steps to mitigate the spread of the new coronavirus. All Milford basketball, tennis, and pickleball courts are closed. This is in addition to the closure of all city playgrounds.
Residents are encouraged to take advantage of the parks, beaches, and open spaces in Milford.
All Milford Public Schools are closed until at least April 20. The Milford Transit District westbound waiting station (coffee shop on the NY bound side of the train tracks) will be closed until further notice.
The Orchards Golf Course will be closed until further notice. (To sign up for Milford breaking news alerts and more, click here.)
While the Milford Public Library may be closed, their online services are up and running. The City of Milford, including police, fire, and public works are fully operational. However, access to most City buildings will be by appointment only. To reach a City department to make an appointment, please visit here.
Milford Schools Updates
Superintendent of Schools Anna Cutaia said the last day of school in Milford will be June 11. She said school will not resume in a classroom setting until at least April 20. She also referenced Gov. Ned Lamont's comments Tuesday to a NYC radio station where he said it's very likely school will not be held in a classroom until the fall. Cutaia said that declaration isn't official as of now.
During Tuesday's press conference Mayor Ben Blake spoke about the need to continue to support local businesses especially restaurants during these very difficult times. And Discover Milford CT has created a website that has a new, updated list of Milford restaurants offering takeout and delivery. Read more.