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 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, 2020:
- Since yesterday, there are 16 new positive cases in Norwalk, bringing the total positive reported cases in Norwalk to 706. There were also three new deaths reported. Now, a total of 27 Norwalk residents have died as a result of coronavirus. In Fairfield County, the number of new positive cases went from 5,180 to 5,407.
- Members of the public who wish to watch a City meeting can do so on the City of Norwalk YouTube channel. Those who prefer can also call in and listen to a meeting. Those who want to offer comment can do so via email, or by registering with the Zoom platform. More information is available on the meeting agendas.
- Governor Lamont issued an executive order on Friday that extends closures, physical distancing, and safety measures through May 20 to prevent transmission of COVID-19. The order also provides 60-day grace periods for rents due in April and May. The full order can be read here.
- The Federal Government will begin sending Economic Impact Payments (commonly called coronavirus stimulus checks) in the coming weeks based on filed federal income taxes. Taxpayers with Social Security Numbers who had gross income that did not exceed $12,200 ($24,400 for married couples) in 2019 or were not otherwise required to file a federal income tax return for 2019, and don’t plan to, should submit their information online. This will allow the IRS to confirm payment eligibility, determine payment amount, and send an Economic Impact Payment. Click here for more information.
“I am brokenhearted that three of our residents have died from coronavirus. My thoughts and prayers are with their loved ones during this difficult time. While the number of cases in Norwalk are not surging, it does not mean we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, and I ask us all to continue to follow the best guidance we have, which is to practice physical distancing, and limit our trips to the stores as best we can,” Mayor Rilling said. “We will get through this moment together, but we should all realize the end of this pandemic will not be today or tomorrow. As Governor Lamont has indicated, even when this crisis has seemingly past, we cannot flip a switch and go back to normal. This will take time.”
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.