Earlier today, Costco looked like the day before a snowstorm. People stocked up on pasta, bottled water, and anything else to get them through a siege.
As the coronavirus — or its fear — continues to spread, town officials have organized a public forum. All Westporters are invited.
Set for this Sunday (March 8, 12 p.m., Westport Library), it’s organized by 1st Selectman Jim Marpe, Westpoort Weston Health District director Mark Cooper, and library executive director Bill Harmer.
Besides Marpe and Cooper, speakers include Fire Chief Robert Yost (Westport’s director of emergency management); Suzanne Levasseur (Westport Public Schools health supervisor), and representatives from the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection and George Washington University.
Marpe says, “It is important to hold this public information session in order to share the latest information that town and Health District officials have about COVD-19, and how residents can prepare and protect themselves in the event of a local outbreak.”
The forum will also include information on a potential townwide response, involving facilities and community activities.
PS: If you can’t get there — or don’t want to gather in public — the event will be livestreamed. Click here to view.