A person who has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus was in Brookfield Town Hall, so out of an abundance of caution, Brookfield Town Hall is closed today. A company has been hired to do a deep clean of the building over the weekend. Brookfield First Selectman Steve Dunn says even though they've been cleaning the building daily, experts say the virus can live on surfaces up to three days.
Brookfield officials will decide this weekend if Town Hall can open on Monday.
In order to achieve safe social distancing, Brookfield is also closing the Still River Greenway because of the number of people using it.
Dunn also encouraged residents to only go out if absolutely necessary. A large percentage of those who have the virus have no symptoms and they, unwittingly, are out and possibly spreading the virus. Dunn says Brookfield residents should treat every encounter with someone else as meeting someone with the virus.