Newtown town offices will be opening today, with several precautions in place. Visitors will be asked to self-check for fever and symptoms before coming in.
Protective face coverings will be required. If someone cannot or will not wear a face covering, Newtown employees will serve them in an alternative way, be it outdoors, electronically or otherwise. Visitors are being asked to use their own pens, and a visitor log will be kept for each department. Advance appointments are recommended.
Bathrooms will be labeled, “Staff” and “Public”, although in an emergency, a resident will be permitted to use the staff facility.
Hand sanitizing stations are currently provided in the lobby at each of the entrances. All high touch areas such as doorknobs and countertops will be sanitized frequently. Staff will be required to wear face coverings, gloves are optional.
The Newtown Tax Collector will be offering exterior services from the Community Center side of the municipal building. Lawn signs will be placed on both sides of the building with location indicators. No cash may be accepted at the exterior window. The Newtown Town Clerk will be accepting transactions through the Drop Box on the Tax side of the building. The Newtown Land Use, Building and Health departments are only able to take cash and checks.