Coronavirus Update 4-6-2020

As confirmed cases of COVID-19 have made their way into our community, it has been our desire to apprise residents quickly. In our last update, we stated, “the Town will not report on each confirmed case going forward.”

How You Can Help – Masks for Heroes

Some of you may have heard recently about large deliveries of donated surgical type masks to Suffield House and Suffield by the River, as well as smaller donations to Suffield Volunteer Ambulance Association and other organizations working with the public during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Suffield Confirms First Loss to COVID-19

We are deeply saddened to report that the first of our residents has died from COVID-19 as confirmed by The Suffield House. Though the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CTDPH) has not made the official verification yet, in the interest of timeliness, we felt it appropriate to inform the public.


I am saddened to report that the North Central District Health Department confirmed this evening an additional coronavirus case in Suffield.  At this time, that is the extent of the information available.  While this news is not unexpected, I share the community’s concern for one of our neighbors.  I wish I was not ending your day with this news.  Please continue to practice social distancing, take care of each other, and stay well. Melissa M. MackFirst Selectwoman


Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, the Governor required businesses to suspend in-person operations for all non-essential functions via Executive Order #7J. In a statewide call on Friday, the Governor clarified that the order does not apply to municipalities and municipal CEOs should decide who are essential and non-essential town employees.

Donations of Personal Protective Equipment Wanted

The State of Connecticut is coordinating donations of personal protective equipment through the United Way to address current shortages. Donations are being accepted from the general public, businesses, and philanthropic organizations.