Brookfield is transitioning to remote meetings due to the COVID outbreak among employees

Rising COVID-19 cases across the country, state and region have prompted one city to temporarily move meetings remotely.

Brookfield will be holding all city hall meetings via Zoom through June 3, on the advice of the director of health, according to a notice on the city’s website. First Selectwoman Tara Carr said she knows 10 Brookfield City Hall employees, one employee outside City Hall and two from the police department who have tested positive for COVID.

“We are trying to minimize the spread of Covid to protect both staff and residents,” Carr said in an email.

City Hall will remain open to the public “for official business only,” she said. Residents are encouraged to use online services. Masks are recommended, not required, she said.

Carr said she is wearing a mask and following COVID protocols, adding she is relying on the health director’s guidance.

COVID cases have been rising across the state in recent weeks, although Tuesday’s positivity rate was about 12 percent, lower than the previous week’s days.

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