With people being mostly confined to their homes for a week or two because of COVID-19, New Fairfield First Selectman Pat Del Monaco says she can understand how some may start to feel depressed. Greater Danbury area municipal leaders understand how frustrating it is , but say it's the best shot at protecting the most vulnerable and not overwhelming the health care system.
Del Monaco says it may be helpful to focus on things you can control rather than those you can not, and make phone calls to loved ones or video chat with relatives and friends.
Del Monaco acknowledged that the economic uncertainty is adding to the stress for local businesses and families. She urged people who have been furloughed to apply for unemployment--and to try to help local restaurants by enjoying a meal with family. The Economic Development Commission is discussing fundraising ideas to help businesses secure some revenue during the pandemic.