Keeping Sharon calm via COVID updates
SHARON — First Selectman Brent Colley is posting updates on the town website every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, to keep residents informed of what’s being done in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In an interview on Monday morning, March 23, Colley said he is committed to being present and available to people, and to answering questions and concerns.
“It helps to keep people informed and calm,” he said.
The response to COVID-19 has been “really well coordinated,” Colley said of the town’s efforts as a whole. He cited the work of Miriam Jones, social services director, saying that she has been great at helping people, and that she is coordinating a group of volunteers. Anyone who would like to help is encouraged to call Town Hall; contact information is on the website at www.sharonct.org.
Town Hall remains closed to visitors, although the offices are open on their regular schedules. There are occasional exceptions to allow for a visit, however. Colley said that instead of coming to Town Hall, residents may phone, email or text with concerns or suggestions. They may request an appointment using those means of contact.
Town Hall employees continue to clean and sanitize all surfaces.
All town boards and committees are urged to postpone or cancel meetings, schedule conference calls or teleconference until further notice, Colley said.
The transfer station remains open; the Swap Shop remains closed, Colley added.