Coronavirus (COVID-19)

(October 16, 2020 9:55 a.m.) Town Manager Chapman sends updated Declaration of Civil Preparedness Emergency notification to Governor Lamont.

(October 9, 2020 5:30 p.m.)  Phase 3 of Connecticut's Reopen Plan began on October 8, 2020. The State of Connecticut's rules that apply to phase 3 can be found  with additional information at the Connecticut COVID-19 Response website

(September 18, 2020 10:00 a.m.)  Town Manager Chapman sends updated Declaration of Civil Preparedness Emergency notification to Governor Lamont.

(August 14, 2020 4:30 p.m.)  Town Manager Chapman sends updated Declaration of Civil Preparedness Emergency notification to Governor Lamont.

(July 15, 2020 4:30 p.m.) July Taxes News Flash.  The Town of Newington has extended the normal grace-period from 30 days to 90 days due to the COVID-19 Virus for Real Estate, Personal Property, and Motor Vehicle taxes for taxpayers with the last day to pay without penalty being October 1, 2020. On October 2nd, interest will be restored at the regular rate of 1.5% per month and is calculated based on the July 1st due date.

The Real Estate for Landlords, Banks, Escrow Companies and Mortgage Holders are delinquent after August 3rd - interest will be charged.

For everyone’s safety, the Town Hall is closed to the public.  For your convenience, a tax payment drop box has been installed in the rear parking lot in an island across from the Police Department.  Please include a self-addressed stamped-envelope when paying if you would like a receipt.  Tax Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.  Staff is available by phone and appointment at (860 ) 665-8540.  Anyone needing a correction to a bill contact the Assessor’s Office at (860) 665-8530 or fax (860) 665-8531.

(July 15, 2020 11:00 a.m.)  Town Manager Chapman sends updated Declaration of Civil Preparedness Emergency notification to Governor Lamont.

(June 25, 2020 4:30 p.m.)  Newington Press Release.  Landlords take Note:  Per Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 7-S, Section 6, this is a second reminder any taxpayer who rents or leases property to tenants or lessees must apply for the Deferment Program if they are affected by COVID-19. Landlords must provide the Tax Collector with documentation that either the parcel will suffer a significant income decline, or, that commensurate forbearance has been offered to their tenants. A form must be completed.  The form can be obtained from the Newington website “COVID 19 Tax Relief Programs” (Click on Covid-19 Tax Relief Form) to complete and forward with a separate explanation to caldinger@newingtonct.gov or the form may be mailed to the Newington Revenue Collector, 131 Cedar St., Newington, CT  06111.  The form must be in the hands of the Revenue Collector by June 30th.  There will be no exceptions. There is no extension for banks or mortgage holders.

For all other taxpayers, No Form is necessary.  The Newington Deferment Program applies to taxpayers.  The July 1st bills which normally have a grace period of 30 days are extended to 90 days with the last day to pay without penalty being October 1st.  On October 2nd, the interest will be restored and will be calculated based on the July 1st due date of 1.5% per month without exception.

(June 18, 2020 11:00 a.m.) Parks and Playgrounds Open.  The Newington Parks and Recreation Department announces today that the Parks and Playgrounds are now open! Participants are still requested to use social distancing and masks when appropriate.

(June 17, 2020 6:30 p.m.) Connecticut enters Phase 2 of our reopening process.  For more information from the State of Connecticut visit their website at https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus.

(June 15, 2020 11:00 a.m.)  Town Manager Chapman sends updated Declaration of Civil Preparedness Emergency notification to Governor Lamont.

(June 12, 2020 6:00 p.m.)  Town Manager sends out Press Release with Program and activities.  See the Press Release

(June 2, 2020 10:00 a.m.) The Lucy-to-Go Curbside Service resumed at Library as of June 1, 2020.  For information go to  https://www.newingtonct.gov/2737/Curbside-Service

(May 22, 2020 5:30 p.m.)  Tax office sends out news flash regarding COVID-19 Tax Relief Program. See details at https://www.newingtonct.gov/2827/COVID-19-Tax-Relief-Program

(May 22, 2020 5:30 p.m.)  Town Manager issues a press release.

Keith Chapman, Town Manager, 860-716-1599
Carol LaBrecque, Human Services Director, 860-665-8660 clabrecque@newingtonct.gov

As the result of the ongoing global COV1D-19 pandemic and the continuing Declaration of Civil Preparedness Emergency in Newington, the Town Hall remains closed through June 15th. Therefore, all meetings will continue to be remote until at least June 15th. 

Carol Labrecque, Human Services Director, is our appointed official and will be the receiver of complaints, in coordination with the Health Department and Police Department responding depending on the issue. Naturally, the Town Manager’s office will also receive and respond to complaints as deemed appropriate. The Park Ranger program will continue in operation for the foreseeable future monitoring the Parks and School grounds. 

The playgrounds will remain off limits until our local Health Department declares these areas safe. The athletic fields can be accessed, with proper social distancing, however, no organized sports or sharing of equipment is allowed. 

See the Press Release

(May 16, 2020 5:00 p.m.)  Town Manager Chapman sends updated Declaration of Civil Preparedness Emergency notification to Governor Lamont.

(May 13, 2020 6:00 p.m.) State of Connecticut Updates document FAQ on Connecticut Response

(April 16, 2020 11:00 a.m.)  Town Manager Chapman sends updated Declaration of Civil Preparedness Emergency notification to Governor Lamont.

(April 15, 2020 9:00 p.m.)  Connecticut Department of Public Health COVID-19 Update.  A total of 14755 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported among Connecticut residents. One thousand nine hundred eight patients are currently hospitalized. There have been 868 COVID-19-associated deaths. 

A summary of the report can be found at https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Coronavirus/CTDPHCOVID19summary4152020.pdf

(April 15, 2020 10:00 a.m.)  Watch the recorded broadcast fo the Newington Town Council Meeting From April 14, 2020. 

(April 7, 2020 5:40 p.m.)  Connecticut Department of Public Health COVID-19 Update. A total of 7,781 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported among Connecticut residents. One thousand three hundred and eight patients are currently hospitalized. There have been 277 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19-associated deaths. 

A summary of the report can be found at https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Coronavirus/CTDPHCOVID19summary4072020.pdf

(April 6, 2020 5:35 p.m.) Connecticut Department of Public Health COVID-19 Update. A total of 6906 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported among Connecticut residents. One thousand two hundred and twenty-one patients are currently hospitalized. Two hundred and six residents have died. 

A summary of the report can be found at https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Coronavirus/CTDPHCOVID19summary4062020.pdf

(March 31, 2020 5:35 p.m.)  Connecticut Department of Public Health COVID-19 Update.  A total of 3128 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported among Connecticut residents. Six hundred and eight patients are currently hospitalized. Sixty-nine residents have died. In addition to the deaths related to COVID-19 that have been reported to the Department of Public Health (DPH), this update contains information on the number of deaths that have been reported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME). Today, the OCME provided information on 14 additional COVID-19 related deaths that occurred during March 17-29. There were 16 COVID-19 related deaths on March 30, and 3 on March 31. 

A summary of the report can be found at https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Coronavirus/CTDPHCOVID19summary3312020.pdf

(March 30, 2020 5:40 p.m.)   Connecticut Department of Public Health COVID-19 Update.  A total of 2571 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported among Connecticut residents. Five hundred and seventeen patients are currently hospitalized. Thirty-six residents have died. All data in this report are preliminary; data for previous dates will be updated as new reports are received and data errors are corrected.

The report can be found at https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Coronavirus/CTDPHCOVID19summary3302020.pdf.

(March 27, 2020 8:30 p.m.) Connecticut Department of Public Health COVID-19 Update.  As of March 27, 2020, a total of 1291 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported among Connecticut residents. Cases have been reported in all 8 Connecticut counties. One hundred and seventy-three patients were hospitalized, and 27 residents have died (15 in Fairfield County, 6 in New Haven County, 3 in Tolland County, 2 in Hartford County, and 1 in Middlesex County).

A summary of the report can be found at https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Coronavirus/CTDPHCOVID19summary3272020.pdf

(March 26, 2020 5:30 p.m.)  Connecticut Department of Public Health COVID-19 Update.  As of March 26, 2020, a total of 1012 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported among Connecticut residents. Cases have been reported in all 8 Connecticut counties. One hundred and twenty-five patients were hospitalized, and 21 residents have died (13 in Fairfield County, 3 in Tolland County, 2 in Hartford County, 2 in New Haven County, and 1 in Middlesex County).

A summary of the report can be found at https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Coronavirus/CTDPHCOVID19summary3262020.pdf

(March 25, 2020 4:15 p.m.) Connecticut Department of Public Health COVID-19 Update. A total of 875 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported among Connecticut residents. Cases have been reported in all 8 Connecticut counties. One hundred and thirteen patients were hospitalized, and 19 residents have died (12 in Fairfield County, 2 in Hartford County, 2 in New Haven County and 3 in Tolland County).

A summary of the report can be found at https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Coronavirus/CTDPHCOVID19summary3252020.pdf

(March 25, 2019 4:05 p.m.)  Playground and Court Restrictions: It is our responsibility to keep the residents of our community as safe as possible. In order to do so, we must enforce an appropriate level of park and school ground restrictions to mitigate the spread of COVID -19. Effective immediately and until further notice the Town of Newington Parks and Recreation Department has restricted use of all park and school playgrounds and exercise equipment as well as all basketball, tennis, pickleball, volleyball, bocce, and horseshoes courts or any sport that is exchanging balls or equipment. We continue to encourage our residents to use our beautiful parks, trails and open spaces for walking, running, hiking, and biking for their physical, spiritual and mental health. This will aid in practicing social & physical distancing while in small groups. Please keep the recommended 6-foot distance from others

(March 24, 2020 7:30 p.m.) Connecticut Department of Public Health posts COVID-19 Update. A total of 618 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported among Connecticut residents. Cases have been reported in all 8 Connecticut counties. Seventy-one patients were hospitalized, and 12 residents have died (7 in Fairfield County, 2 in Hartford County, and 3 in Tolland County).

A summary of the report can be found at https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Coronavirus/CTDPHCOVID19summary3242020.pdf

(March 24, 2020 8:15 p.m.)  As of March 23rd Simple Recycling has temporarily postponed their curbside collection of textiles due to the Coronavirus.  Residents will be notified once the collection is able to begin again.  We ask that you continue to fill up your pink bags until the collection resumes.  As reminder there are drop off containers at the Senior Center, 120 Cedar Street. and the the Town’s Transfer Station on Main Street.

(March 23, 2020 4:15 p.m.)  The Lucy-to-Go Curbside Service has been suspended effective immediately due to the changing situation of the COVID-19 outbreak. Library staff is available during regular hours to answer questions by phone 860-665-8700 or email at refdept@newingtonct.gov

Library Hours - Monday - Thursday   10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
                         Sunday - closed

(March 23, 2020 4:00 p.m.)  Connecticut Department of Public Health posts COVID-19 Update.  A total of 415 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported among Connecticut residents (Table 1). Cases have been reported in all 8 Connecticut counties. Fifty-four patients were hospitalized, and 10 residents have died (6 in Fairfield County, 2 in Hartford County, and 2 in Tolland County). 

Additional information can be found at https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Coronavirus/CTDPHCOVID19summary3232020.pdf

(March 22, 2020 6:15 p.m.) Governor Lamont asks residents to sign up for statewide alerts to keep Connecticut residents safe during COVID-19 Emergency.  Residents can sign up for the CTAlert system at www.ctalert.gov.  Read the entire article at https://portal.ct.gov/Office-of-the-Governor/News/Press-Releases/2020/03-2020/Governor-Lamont-Uses-CTAlert-System-to-Urge-Connecticut-Residents-to-Stay-Safe-Stay-Home

(March 22, 2020 6:00 p.m.)  A total of 327 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported among Connecticut residents (Table 1). Cases have been reported in all 8 Connecticut counties. Fifty-one patients were hospitalized, and 8 residents have died (5 in Fairfield County, 2 in Tolland County, and 1 in Hartford County). 

Additional information can be found at https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Coronavirus/CTDPHCOVID19summary3222020.pdf?la=en

(March 22, 2020 3:58 p.m.) The State of Connecticut website, www.ct.gov appears to be experiencing some issues.  

(March 22, 2020 3:30 p.m.)  Connecticut Department of Public Health posts COVID-19 Update.  As of March 21, 2020 a total of 223 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported among Connecticut residents (Table 1). Cases have been reported in all 8 Connecticut counties. Forty-three patients were hospitalized, and 5 residents have died (4 in Fairfield County and 1 Tolland County).  Summary is found at https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Coronavirus/CTDPHCOVID19summary3212020.pdf 

(March 20, 2020 6:00 p.m.) In an effort to help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus - (COVID-19), beginning on Monday, March 23, 2020, Town of Newington Offices will be closed to the public until further notice.

At this time town employees will still be staffing offices.  Residents, visitors or businesses are asked to contact departments by telephone, email or available online services. Face to face visits will be handled by appointment only and on a case by case basis.

An online directory with primary contact information for our departments and staff can be found on the Town’s website located at https://www.newingtonct.gov/directory.aspx

Town Hall Office Hours

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:40 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Main # 860-665-8500

An online directory with primary contact information for our departments and staff can be found on the Town’s website located at https://www.newingtonct.gov/directory.aspx.

Staff will be available during regular business hours by telephone or email.

Online information can be found at https://www.newingtonct.gov

Police Department Hours

Hours of Operation: 24/7/365. Main # 860-666-8445

The Police Department is requesting that all non-emergency calls for service or public safety information be directed to 860-666-8445.

Emergency Calls for Service should be directed to 911.

The Police Department lobby will remain open to the public but telephone calls are preferred.

Police Records and Report Requests – An electronic form has been placed on the department’s webpage.  The form and instructions are located at https://www.newingtonct.gov/FormCenter/Police-Department-8/Record-Request-102.

Online information can be found at https://www.newingtonct.gov/2427/Police

Fire Marshal

 Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:40 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Main # 860-667-5910

Staff will be available during regular business hours by telephone or email.

Online information can be found at https://www.newingtonct.gov/1278/Fire-Marshal

Lucy Robbins Welles Library

Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Main # 860-665-8700.

Lucy-to-Go Curbside Service allows patrons to call in advance (860-665-8700) to have items placed on hold or other library materials checked out and delivered to their car by staff. Curbside service is available Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Book Drop will continue to open for returning materials.

Additional information regarding contact methods can be found at https://www.newingtonct.gov/1371/Ask-A-Question.

Digital services will continue to be available on the department’s website located at https://www.newingtonct.gov/2779/Digital-Services

Staff will be available during regular business hours by telephone or email.

Online information can be found at https://www.newingtonct.gov/2428/Library

Senior and Disabled Center

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:40 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Main # 860-665-8778

The Senior & Disabled Center will be closed to the public except for essential social service appointments and pre-arranged meal pick up.

Staff will be available during regular business hours by telephone or email.

Online information can be found at https://www.newingtonct.gov/2432/Senior-Disabled-Center

Parks and Recreation

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:40 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Main # 860-665-8666

All Newington Parks and Recreation programs, activities, and events are canceled until further notice.

Staff will be available during regular business hours by telephone or email.

Online information can be found at https://www.newingtonct.gov/2429/Parks-Recreation

Highway Garage / Sanitation

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Main # 860-667-5810

Landfill Hours of Operation: March 2020 Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Staff will be available during regular business hours by telephone or email.

Online information can be found at https://www.newingtonct.gov/1291/HighwaySanitation

Human Services

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:40 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Main # 860-665-8590

Financial case work/services are being handled by telephone.

Food Bank Hours of Operation: Tuesday 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. & Thursday (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.). * Appointments for Food Bank services can be scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (860-665-8590).

Staff will be available during regular business hours by telephone or email.

Online information can be found at https://www.newingtonct.gov/2431/Human-Services

Building Department

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:40 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Main # 860-665-8580

Staff will be available during regular business hours by telephone or email.

Online information can be found at https://www.newingtonct.gov/1167/Building

Engineering Department

 Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:40 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Main # 860-665-8570

Staff will be available during regular business hours by telephone or email.

Online information can be found at https://www.newingtonct.gov/1204/Engineering


(March 18, 2020 4:00 p.m.)  Chief Clark publishes a Message from the Police department.  Read the message 


(March 17, 2020 4:00 p.m.) Human Services - Food Bank Hours of Operation: Tuesday 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. & Thursday (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.). * Appointments for Food Bank services can be scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (860-665-8590).


(March 16, 2020 4:19 p.m.) PRESS RELEASE - Newington Police Department Public Fingerprinting Press Release

The Newington Police Department will be suspending all public fingerprinting services for the next two weeks in the interest of public health related to the COVID-19 virus.  The department will reassess the program after two weeks and will resume services once it is deemed safe to do so.


(March 16, 2020 2:00 p.m.)  Town Manager Chapman sends Declaration of Civil Preparedness Emergency notification to Governor Lamont.  Read the Press Release.


(March 16, 2020 11:41 a.m.) The Town of Newington has created this page to assist residents in obtaining information concerning the Novel Coronavirus – (COVID19) disease. The Town is working in partnership with the Central Connecticut Health District (http://www.ccthd.org) to mitigate the impact to our community. Our best defense against the spread of the disease is individuals taking the proper precautions and preparations.

The best sources of information will be the Central Connecticut Health District, the State of Connecticut Health Department’s COVID 19 site and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Below you will find links to obtain additional guidelines and sources to get more information.

http://www.ccthd.org (Central Connecticut Health District)

https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus (State of Connecticut)

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)