CHINA: Local Actions Update for COVID-19

Update from Dennis L. Heath, CMM Town Manager
Posted 03/17/2020

This update provides actions approved for local implementation to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. While not all-inclusive, we are taking specific actions that will help our residents and town employees to be better prepared as the outbreak becomes more present. While we understand that not all our residents have access to the Internet, we encourage as many as can to consult the town website at for the latest updates on our local actions. Watch for a COVID-19 link that will take you directly to the information.

The following actions are effective immediately:

Town Meeting

Postponed to May 2, 2020 at 9 am
Postponed public budget hearings to Apr 26 and 29, 2020

Town Committees

Suspend Meetings indefinitely (few exceptions)

Transfer Station

Remains Open
No physical or close contact with employees
Free-for-Taking Building is closed until further notice
Not taking recyclables for two weeks.

Town Office

Remains Open
Maximum use of online services
Use drop-box for property tax payments
Prepare for appointment-only/call-in service (begin immediately)

Support to homebound

China for a Lifetime Committee (CFALC), in coordination with China Rescue, China Food Pantry, and the Town Office, is preparing to assist those that are incapable of leaving their homes or at greatest risk of infection

Town Office is attempting to acquire paper products and disinfecting supplies for distribution to those in greatest need; CFALC will be the arbiter/distributor

On the reverse of this information sheet is a useful chart you can use to help determine if you are showing the likely symptoms of the COVID-19 virus. Many may exhibit the symptoms of either the common cold or influenza (flu). If you have any concerns that you may be symptomatic, please stay home, keep cohabitants at home as well, and consult with a medical professional.




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