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Town of Portland | Covid-19 Updates

Regular Updates will be posted here everyday at 12:00 PM

Official Declaration of Civil Preparedness 

Governor Ned Lamont - Executive Order Document

Corona Days

Update - April 2, 2020

Chatham Health District was notified by the State Department of Public Health that a resident of Portland has died of COVID-19 disease. The resident had been under care for their illness in the hospital for several weeks. This tragic loss is the first among residents in a Chatham Health District municipality.


There is currently ongoing community transmission of COVID-19 in all Chatham Health District communities. The District reports that there are 5 confirmed cases in Portland. Over the next few weeks, we expect to see the number of local cases of COVID-19 accelerate.


Chatham Health District is reminding all residents and visitors to practice safe social distancing:

---------Minimize your time spent out in the community

---------Stay at least 6 feet away from others while in public.

---------Avoid gathering in groups of more than 5 people.

---------Limit activities in public to only those that are essential.


Sanitizing surfaces, washing hands and using hand sanitizer are essential daily activities.

Podcast Update on Coronavirus in Portland - Click Here

Portland on the Move Newsletter (April 2020)

Reverse 911 Message from First Selectwoman Susan Bransfield


Governor Lamont's Latest Information

Chatham Health District Status Report for Middlesex County

All town buildings are closed to the public through April 20th 2020

Staff are available by email and phone. Click Here for the Department Contact List

Status Updates and Remote Instructions by Department

Status Update and Instructions for the Transfer Station (Updated April 2nd 2020)

Status Update and Instructions for Land Use, Building & Zoning, Planning & Health 

Update to Building Permit Fee Structure (April 1st 2020)

Resource Directory for Portland Families from Portland Youth Services

Status Update and Instructions for the Portland Food Bank

School buildings are closed through April 20th 2020

Details concerning students' remote learning and School Food Service

Updates & Resources for Parents | Click Here  

Student Access to Remote Learning - Google Classroom | Click Here

Should there be a need for school food service to be delivered – please call the Board of Education at 860.342.6790

For emergencies, always call 911.


For general Statewide information call 211.

For regular updates from the state of connecticut sign up for CT ALERT | Click Here

Remote Meeting Access via Zoom

For the safety of all participants remote access is available via Zoom

Click Here to Join the Meeting

Follow the On Screen Instructions to Download and Install the Zoom Viewer

You can also join the meeting by

ID 8603426700

Video Tutorials Are Available

Computer Users | Click Here

Mobile Device Users | Click Here

Planning & Zoning | Public Hearing | April 2nd 2020 | 7:00 PM

Inland Wetlands | April 7th 2020 | 7:00 PM

Economic Development | April 14th 2020 | 7:00 PM

Board of Selectman | Public Hearing | April 15th 2020 | 7:00 PM

Planning & Zoning | April 23rd 2020 | 7:00 PM

Board of Selectman | Budget Workshop | April 27th 2020 | 7:00 PM

Important Public Health Advisory
Closings & Cancellations

Portland Public Schools

Due to the executive order by the Governor of Connecticut, our school will be closed until April 20th or until further notice.  If you have any questions about your child's school work, please reach out to their teacher or contact via email.  You can view all emails on  Thank you and stay healthy.

Updates for Parents | Click Here     

Student Access to Remote Google Classroom | Click Here

The Following Departments are Closed to the Public Effective Immediately

All Activities are Canceled at the Following Locations until April 20th 2020

Portland Library | Senior Center | Parks & Recreation | Youth Services | Town Hall

Staff in these departments will be available by email and phone contact ONLY

Town Hall | 860-342-6700

Portland Library | 860-342-6770

Senior Services | 860-342-6760

Parks & Recreation | 860-342-6757

Youth Services | 860-342-6758

Resources & Assistance Programs

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