While a lot of things today are in a holding pattern, there are aspects of daily life that can't be put on pause. Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton says people trying to get home renovations done can still access city services. Permits will still be issued, processed and inspected. People can call the building Department for a review of plans.
He cautioned that while city employees are still working, callers will need patience as a lot of the work is being done remotely. A number of functions have been moved online in recent years and residents are encouraged to visit the City website for available services.
Danbury has also compiled a list of restaurants in the City offering take out and delivery service.
People continue to congregate in groups and disregard signs about parks and ball fields being closed amid this public health emergency. Boughton says people in the 20 to 44 age group are moving from care free carriers to patients and need to heed the call for social distancing. Boughton says every time someone decides to have a house party, that causes a problem because the virus is so contagious. The faster residents follow CDC guidance, the faster everyone will get to the other end of the coronavirus outbreak and can go back to playing sports, to school and to work.
While people are encouraged to go outside and get exercise and fresh air, officials are pleading with residents to keep a 6 foot distance from others in those open space recreation areas.