We’re not yet through with COVID.
In fact, we’re entering a new, worrisome phase.
Based on advice from the CDC and state Department of Health as the Delta variant spreads, town officials have announced new safety protocols. They are effective immediately.
Staff, visitors and patrons of all town buildings — including the Westport Library — will be required to wear a mask regardless of individual vaccination status.
Walk-ins will continue to be allowed in Town Hall. Visitors must follow contact tracing, mask requirements, temperature checks and other safety protocols upon entering. As an alternative, it is recommended that the public consider the town’s online services or other options for in-person meetings.
Town Hall meetings can also be held outside at the picnic table in the rear of the building, or in the lobby.
Staff are required to check their temperature upon entering work for the day.
Town and Library employees will return to weekly testing for COVID, for their safety and for the safety of any visitors.
First Responders will return to COVID protocols by wearing masks when interacting with the public indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
The public should expect that many businesses and restaurants will return to requiring masks, regardless of vaccination status. That decision is currently at the discretion of the establishments.
Westporters are urged to remain vigilant and informed as the Delta variant continues to spread and impact even those who are fully vaccinated.
Those who are eligible and who have not done so already are encouraged to get vaccinated. Please discuss any concerns about the vaccine with your health care provider.