Town Workers Go Remote As Cases Surge, Many In Quarantine

Ellyn Santiago
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MADISON, CT — A backlog of reporting on positive COVID-19 cases, and long wait times for tests, and results, means that the current number of active coronavirus cases in Madison, now standing at 43 but fluid, is very likely to increase, First Selectwomam Peggy Lyons said in a message to the community.

She noted that a "surge" in case numbers, while spanning age groups, are "often linked to small private gatherings, both indoors and outdoors, and youth sports-related activities."

And that increase in case numbers, and those required to quarantine as a result of being in close contact with people who test positive, is being felt by town employees as well.

Lyons said that starting Wednesday through Dec. 4, all "non-essential" staff are required to work remotely. She said the town doesn't expect "any disruption to public services," but asked for the "public’s co-operation" by only requesting in-person appointments when absolutely necessary, and conducting routine business with the Town via email, on-line through the website, through the mail, or by telephone.

"This policy is being implemented for your safety and the safety of Town staff in order to stop any further community spread," she said.

This article originally appeared on the Madison Patch