Waterbury Scales Back Municipal Services Due To Covid Uptick
The uptick in positive COVID-19 cases in town has led Waterbury Mayor, Neil O'Leary, to restrict access and limit some city services at municipal buildings throughout the city starting today.
O'Leary took to his personal Facebook page to announce the scale back of city services at 7PM Sunday evening, October 4, 2020. According to O'Leary, the restrictions have been put in place after at least 60 residents, including, according to NBCConnecticut.com, Waterbury Police Chief, Fernando Spagnolo, and one of Mayor O'Leary's own personal aides, have recently tested positive for the virus.
Waterbury City Hall, The Chase Municipal Building, The Jefferson Square Office Building, The Waterbury Water Department, and Waterbury Water Pollution Control will all be partially closed to the public as of this morning. Mayor O'Leary wants residents to try to attempt to conduct whatever city business they may have by internet, or by telephone, if possible. If that's not possible, then the Mayor has provided a list of contacts and departments that will offer appointments for essential service requests. Also, there will be city personnel stationed on the first floor of City Hall, The Chase Building, and Jefferson Square to answer questions.
In Waterbury City Hall, all of these essential services are available by appointment only and you must call first:
- Assessor's Office - (203) 574-6821
- City Clerk - (203) 574-6741
- Corporation Counsel - (203) 574-6731
- Mayor's Office - (203) 574-6712
- Medicare Department - (203) 574-5627
- Pensions and Benefits - (203) 574-6844
- Purchasing - (203) 574-6747
- Tax Collector - (203) 574-6810
- Town Clerk - (203) 574-6806