Seeking to stop the recent local spike of the coronavirus, Danbury is suspending all sports leagues and closing the town boat ramp to prevent the spread among boaters on popular Candlewood Lake.
The city is also in the process of seeking the shutdown of the state’s boat ramp that is about a half-mile away, Danbury mayor Mark Boughton said Saturday.
In another move, students at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury who have recently moved into the residence halls have been instructed to remain on campus for the next two weeks. Students who have not yet moved in are being told to avoid moving in at this point, according to Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration.
“All classes will begin in an online-only format, starting on Aug. 26 as planned,” said John B. Clark, the university president. “We hope to return to the original schedule as soon as it is safe to do so. We understand that delaying the campus experience is inconvenient and disappointing to students and their families, but it is our responsibility to follow state recommendations to keep our students, faculty and staff as safe as possible while doing our part to prevent community spread.”