NORWALK, CT – City officials are working closely with partners at the state and federal levels, as well as partners in Norwalk, to monitor and respond to COVID-19, the 2019 novel Coronavirus. Statewide updates can be found online at www.ct.gov/coronavirus. Mayor Rilling provided the following Norwalk-area specific updates regarding COVID-19 coronavirus as of 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, 2020:
- Since yesterday, there are no new positive cases in Norwalk, and the total positive reported cases remains at 2,097. There were no new deaths reported.
- Campgrounds at Connecticut State Parks are now open for the 2020 season. All campers must make reservations in advance of their stay. Walk-in campers will not be permitted this season. Campers are also reminded to wear a face covering when coming into their office to check in for their reserved campsite. For more, visit the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection website.
- Tomorrow, July 12, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., SIKHS of Connecticut is hosting a food drive for Person-to-Person at Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji Foundation, 622 West Avenue, Norwalk. Some of the most needed food items include canned soups, fruits, and vegetables; bags of beans; bags of rice; pasta and pasta sauce; macaroni and cheese; peanut butter; jelly and jam; condiments; oatmeal; granola bars; and boxes of tea bags.
- Yesterday, July 10, there were approximately 63,900 new COVID-19 cases reported nationwide, which was a new single day record. While cases have slowed down in Connecticut, many southern and western states are seeing an increase in cases.
“I continue to be pleased to see fewer cases reported in Norwalk over the past few weeks,” Mayor Rilling said. “We have taken a cautious approach to reopening in Norwalk, and I want to thank Norwalkers for all your efforts, and ask that you continue to keep physical distance, wear a face covering in public, stay home when you’re feeling sick, and wash your hands often. These measures will help us keep our case numbers low and protect our community.”
Members of the public are encouraged to sign-up for the City’s CodeRED Emergency Alert Notification System at norwalkct.org/codered. Updates on City services, hours, and community resources will be routinely published at norwalkct.org/citynews. The latest health updates can be found at norwalkct.org/coronavirus.