New Fairfield First Selectman Pat Del Monaco says they have learned from past storms, that it is not unrealistic for residents to be isolated and without power for an extended period of time. As winter approaches, she urged everyone to plan ahead for the possibility of sheltering at home in the event of an extended power outage. New Fairfield will not be able to provide shelter, congregate meals or showers for residents like in the past because of state guidance during the pandemic. Anyone unable to provide a reliable source of heat should make arrangements to shelter with family or friends who may be unaffected by the emergency. If that's the case though, Del Monaco says residents must wear masks, practice social distancing and stay in a separate area of the home if possible.