TOWN OF GROTON PHASED RE-OPENING
The Groton Town Hall and Town Hall Annex will be reopening is planning to generally open to walk-in traffic beginning on Monday, April 19th. We continue to watch the COVID-19 infection numbers and could push back the opening date if numbers go up significantly. The wearing of face masks and observing social distancing are required while in the facilities. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. We reserve the right to limit service if needed.
The Groton Public Library is currently open for curbside service with plans to open the building on April 19. Initially, hours will be Monday-Thursday 10-6 p.m., Friday 10-5:30 p.m., and Saturday 10-5 p.m. Visitors must continue to follow public health guidelines by wearing face masks in the building, practicing safe social distancing, and not entering the building if you are feeling ill. Curbside service will transition to picking up holds inside the building or having materials delivered through the Library’s “Book Drop Home Delivery” service. Fax, print, and copy services will be available onsite. Programs will continue virtually with additional outdoor programming as weather permits. Computers, passport appointments, and study tables will be available on a limited basis, by reservation. Meeting rooms remain closed at this time. For any questions, please call the Library at (860) 441-6750.
The Town Clerk’s Land Records Office will remain serving the public by appointment only. Please call to make an appointment, 860-441-6642. We encourage you to continue to deliver recordings by mail or by using our green mailbox located at Town Hall. We apologize for any inconvenient, but our priority during this epidemic is to keep you safe. We will announce publicly when it is safe for in-person service.
The Groton Parks and Recreation Department is offering spring programs with virtual and in-person options beginning April 19. All outdoor parks, trails and fields are now open. Special events, such as the Tour de Noank 5K Race, Summer SoundWaves Concerts and the 4th of July Parade are being planned. A full menu of summer camp options will be offered for school age children.
The Groton Senior Center will open its fitness center on April 19 for appointments only. To book workout sessions, please call the center beginning April 12. The Groton Senior Center will continue its Spring 1 virtual programs through April 30. Spring 2 session will have outdoor fitness programs as well as some indoor options. Please call the center for information on upcoming programs.
Human Services will be open to the public beginning May 17, but appointments are encouraged. Entry by appointments only will continue until May 17. Entry will not be permitted without a face mask. Youth counseling will be available remotely or in-person by appointment. Assistance with rent, utilities, food, fuel assistance and other necessities will be handled remotely whenever possible. Applicants are encouraged to utilize the Department’s secure exterior drop box to provide needed documentation for assistance programs. Please call 860-441-6760 with questions.
Please refer to the Department’s FB page for updates re. programs and services. https://www.facebook.com/GrotonHumanServices/
Donations to the department may be made at the Town website (www.groton-ct.gov) by going to the Department of Human Services page and clicking on the Donate button or donations may be mailed directly to the Department of Human Services, 2 Fort Hill Road, Groton CT 06340. Donations may also be made to the Groton Food Locker at the same address. Non-perishable food donations continue to be welcome as well as gift cards to local stores to help supplement food orders.