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Police: Please Don’t Have Gatherings We Need To Investigate!

1st Selectman Jim Marpe says:

“The Police Department continues to receive reports of large gatherings at private residences. Do not put Police Department personnel in the uncomfortable, unsafe position when they need to investigate these reports.

“We are in this together, but all of us must do our part in obeying the recommendations and maintaining a high level of vigilance so that we can flatten the curve. This includes social distancing at all times in public areas and private homes and yards.

“Westport is known for its creative, artistic roots. Let’s put this spirit to use and show how we can connect and remain distanced from our neighbors and friends in innovative, ingenious ways.”

In other selectman news, the Connecticut Chapter of the NFL Players Alumni has purchased surgical masks for first responders in southwestern Connecticut.

Westport resident, Staples High School graduate and former NFL player Skip Lane was among those who presented a case of the masks to Marpe and Police Chief Foti Koskinas.

Marpe notes that surgical and homemade masks for personal use are now recommended by the CDC when we need to leave our homes. Use of these masks does not eliminate the need for social distancing.

Also, homemade and surgical masks have been added to the list of eligible donations accepted by the Public Works Department. These masks will be used for first responders and town staff. Click here to set up an appointment for pickup.

(From left) 1st Selectman Jim Marpe, former NFL pro Skip Lane and Police Chief Foti Koskinas, with much-needed surgical masks.

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