Amidst the battle against the spread of the novel coronavirus, the City of Danbury has declared a State of Emergency.

On Monday evening, March 16, Mayor Mark Boughton signed the declaration, the reason being to allow the City of Danbury to access state and federal grants as they become available.

Mayor Boughton says these types of grants will be for the benefit of residents, local businesses and the city itself.

In the mayor's outreach message announcing the declaration, Boughton reminded city residents of Governor Lamont's order that as of 8:00 PM Monday night, sit down restaurants will only be open for take out and delivery options, and that gyms, theaters and bars will remain closed for the time being.

Also announced yesterday, a COVID-19 mobile testing center has been opened at Danbury Hospital for those who have a proper prescription.

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