Brookfield parks are closed. Town officials have received reports that people continue to use the playgrounds at Town Hall and the basketball and tennis courts at Cadigan Park. First Selectman Steve Dunn says social distancing and gatherings in groups of 10 or less is the key to fight the virus.
The best guidance from health experts is that there are many people carrying the virus who are asymptomatic, which means they have not felt any effects. Many of these people have not been tested, because of the lack of test kits.
Newtown Police are reminding residents that Town parks, Dickinson, Treadwell, and the Skate Park are closed during this public health emergency. The Fairfield Hills Campus walking trails remain open, but Police stressed the need to not congregate and keep the social distancing guidelines in mind.