The heavy rain today (Monday, Aug. 15) and yesterday has prompted Fairfield's health officials to close all of the town's beaches for swimming today.

The beaches are closed as a precaution when significant runoff from rainfall poses a potential threat to public health because of the possibility of high bacteria levels in swimming areas.

For updates on the when Fairfield's beaches will re-open for swimming, check the town's beach update website: http://fairfieldbeachupdates.blogspot.com.