COVID-19 (Coronavirus)  

Ellington's First Selectman, Lori Spielman, Announces the Town's first confirmed case of COVID-19 Coronavirus (Click Here)

Governor Lamont’s Executive Orders:  (Click here)

Governor Lamont’s Press Releases:  (Click here)

FAQs from Governor Lamont’s Office

Federal Assistance for Connecticut Businesses and Nonprofits

Please check here for information regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus.  Also, information will be placed on our Facebook Page.

Johnson Memorial Hospital, a member of Trinity Health of New England, has opened a drive-through mobile center to test patients for COVID-19. The Connecticut State Department of Public Health has approved the mobile clinic site, allowing it to go live on Thursday, March 19th. The mobile test site is open 9:00 a.m., 7 days a week, with the potential to expand the hours of operation as needed. It is located at 201 Chestnut Hill Road, Stafford Springs, directly in front of the Main Hospital at the Community Medical Education Center.

Those seeking a COVID-19 screening at the mobile clinic site must have a physician’s order and proper identification. The screening process will be conducted by trained clinicians, who will be taking all the necessary precautions to protect themselves and patients. Patients will be asked to keep their windows up for the majority of their drive through the mobile clinic.

What This Means - Department News

All Town Offices and Buildings are currently closed to the public; however, employees will still be reporting to work and will be able to answer questions and assist residents via phone and email. Please read on for specific department updates. Click here for our full staff phone directory. Email addresses can be found on each department page. 

Regularly staffed hours have been modified. For main Town Offices, staff will be present from 8:00 am-6:00 pm on Mondays and 8:00 am-5:00 pm Tuesday-Thursday, and offices will be closed on Fridays. Public Works staff will work 6:30 am-3:30 pm Monday-Thursday and 6:30 am-12:30 pm on Fridays. 

Ellington Senior Center is closed, and all programs have been canceled. Transportation Services are still running but are limited to the following:

  • Non-emergency medical appointments
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Banking
  • Pharmacy Trips

Please call 860-870-3137 to set up a transportation appointment. 

Ellington Human Services is available to assist by phone (860-870-3128), or email humanservices@ellington-ct.gov.

If you have food needs, please contact the office to access the pre-bagged food distribution; there is also a little free pantry in front of the building (31 Arbor Way) that is available any time. For those who are quarantined and have no other resources or alternatives, the department may be able to deliver food to your door; contact them for more information. 

For those who would like to apply for Energy Assistance, please call to have your application taken over the phone. The deadline to apply is May 1 (or May 15 for those who have a shut-off notice for their heat source). Persons who have applied between September 2019 and now need not reapply; Energy Assistance will open again in September 2020. 

If you need assistance with a deliverable fuel (oil, propane, wood, pellets, etc.) and do not have the resources to pay, please contact the office to be screened for assistance. 

Residents who have Eversource Gas or Electric or CT Water are protected from being turned off during this pandemic, per the Governor’s order. If you need assistance with getting on a payment plan/arrangement after the order has expired, please call us; do not wait until you have been shut off or the shut off is imminent. 

Residents who would like to apply for Renters Rebate can call the office in May to schedule an appointment. 

VITA appointments will become available once the order to close has been lifted; the new deadline to file taxes is July 15. 

If you are in need of shelter, please call 2-1-1 or visit their website.

Persons who have lost employment or had their hours reduced and need assistance with their rent or mortgage can call the office to be screened for assistance. 

Human Services welcomes donations of non-perishable, unexpired, unopened food, as well as cash and check donations. Please contact the office to schedule a time to drop off donations (31 Arbor Way) or mail your monetary donation to Ellington Human Services, 55 Main Street, P.O. Box 187, Ellington, CT 06029. The monies, if not specified for the Food Bank or Fuel Bank, will go into the general donation account which is used to assist residents with rent, prescriptions, and other urgent needs. 

You can also follow the Ellington Human Services Facebook page for updates. 

Our Town Clerk’s Office has provided the following guidelines for common inquiries and requests:

The Fire Marshal’s Office will have staff present via phone (860-870-3126) and email Monday-Friday. All Open Burning has been suspended, and no permits will be issued until further notice. Staff will be available for statutorily-required inspections such as day cares, liquor licenses, etc. 

Ellington Youth Services have cancelled/postponed all programming; however, they are available for counseling services by phone or email. Please contact Diane Lasher-Penti (dpenti@ellington-ct.gov) and/or Jane Roets (jroets@ellington-ct.gov) for more information. As always, please dial 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency, and remember to utilize 2-1-1 Connecticut for services including utility assistance, food, housing, child care, after school programs, elder care, crisis intervention and much more. You can follow the Youth Services Facebook page for further updates as well. 

All Parks and Recreation activities have been suspended until further notice. 

The Planning Department will have staff available to assist the public by phone (860-870-3120), email (planner@ellington-ct.gov), fax (860-870-3122) or mail (57 Main Street, P.O. Box 187).

As of March 16, the following Land Use Commission regular meetings have been canceled:

  • Planning and Zoning Commission, March 23, 2020; April regular meeting date is April 27, 2020.
  • Zoning Board of Appeals, April 6, 2020; May regular meeting date is May 4, 2020.
  • Conservation Commission, April 7, 2020; May regular meeting date is May 5, 2020.
  • Economic Development Commission, April 8, 2020; May regular meeting date is May 13, 2020.
  • Inland Wetland Agency, April 13, 2020; May regular meeting date is May 11, 2020.

The Building Department will likewise have staff available to assist the public by phone (860-870-3124) or email. Permitting can be completed online, and inspections will be kept to a minimum, especially limiting inspections in occupied homes. 

The Tax & Revenue Collector’s Office can be reached by phone (860-870-3113) or email (taxcollector@ellington-ct.gov). Tax payments can be made online (proceed to Online Tax Payment Feature), or you can write a check (made payable to Tax Collector, Town of Ellington) and submit payment via mail to Town of Ellington, P.O. Box 158, Ellington, CT 06029.


Hall Memorial Library continues to be closed until further notice due to the COVID19 situation.

Currently, all items will be due May 1, 2020. If the situation changes, we will reassess.

Questions? Just call us at 860-870-3168. 

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For questions or to provide information please contact one of the following:

Joe Palombizio, Emergency Management Director
Phone:  (860) 870-3182         Email: jpalombizio@ellington-ct.gov

First Selectman's Office
Phone:  (860) 870-3100         Email: info@ellington-ct.gov