At Thursday’s Board of Selectmen meeting Fred Camillo announced that Town Hall will reopen on October 13.
Camillo ordered the shut down of Town Hall to employees back on March 23 through April 22, in accordance with an issued by Governor Ned Lamont.
Employees worked from home and were expected to be available by phone and email during business hours.
After a false start, at the end of May Camillo announced the building would partially reopen on June 1, by appointment only. Signage directs guests where to stand to social distance and instruct them that masks are required as they wait to be greeted at the door and escorted to their meeting.
On Thursday morning, Camillo said, “There are some smaller towns that have reopened. And there were one or two that never closed but they very small towns.”
“As far as we know, there are no towns the size of Greenwich, with 63,000 people, that have opened yet, but we think we are ready because we all have masks, and people will be required to wear masks,” Camillo added.
Camillo also said there are sanitary stations throughout the building and the option of making an appointment will continue.
He said during normal times about 500-600 people come through building, but he doubted there will be even 100 people at one time after the reopening.
“We’ll monitor it. Just like grocery stores or restaurants. We’ll make sure if it’s too crowded, we have a handle on it. You’ll just have to wait in line,” he continued.
He added, “but we think it will speed up government. It will also bring some sense of normalcy to town.”