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 ct.gov/coronavirus. Mayor Rilling provided the following Norwalk-area specific updates regarding COVID-19 coronavirus as of 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 24, 2020:
- Since yesterday, there are seven new positive cases in Norwalk, bringing the total positive reported cases to 1,980. There was one new death reported. Now, a total of 120 residents have died from coronavirus.
- This Monday is Memorial Day. Residents are reminded that there will be no garbage and recycling collection for the City of Norwalk, and collections will be pushed back one day to follow the holiday schedule. The Norwalk Transfer Station and Yard Debris Site will also be closed. For more information, visit norwalkct.org.
- The public is reminded that the City of Norwalk Reopen Plan is available online at norwalkct.org/reopennorwalk. The plan details what amenities and services are open and what to expect in the future as restrictions gradually ease.
- With the holiday May 25, the 15 food distribution sites will be closed in Norwalk. There are organizations in Norwalk offering pantry and/or meal services, as well as food delivery for those who are isolated or quarantined because of COVID-19. Visit norwalkct.org/meals for more information.
- The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles is offering a 180-day extension period to Connecticut residents with expiring vehicle registrations. Credentials that expire between March 10, 2020 and June 30, 2020 are automatically covered by this extension. No late fees will be assessed for eligible credentials. For additional service updates, visit CTDMV.info.
- The U.S. Census Bureau is monitoring coronavirus closely. City officials ask those living Norwalk to complete the Census online, by phone, or by mail. To date, the national response rate is about 60.0%, and in Connecticut, 63.7%. In Norwalk, the response rate is at 62.6%. View results as they come in at 2020census.gov.
“The Reopen Norwalk Plan is a strategic document that identifies the parks, amenities, and services available today and in the weeks and months ahead. Certain amenities are not available today because we want to limit overcrowding to allow for proper social distancing. The most important thing is the health and safety of the public and the plan may change based on state guidelines or local health conditions,” said Mayor Rilling. “COVID-19 has disrupted virtually everything and changed everyday life. One thing that is still constant is the census. It is so important to be counted as the census is only done every ten years and helps dictate where critical funding goes for schools, hospitals, and roads. I know our focus may be elsewhere during this pandemic, but please do not forget to complete the 2020 Census.”
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.