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, May 2, 2020:
- Since yesterday, there are 30 new positive cases in Norwalk, bringing the total positive reported cases to 1,651. There were also four new deaths reported. Now, a total of 83 residents have died from coronavirus.
- Residents are reminded that all parking fees for street, surface lots, and garages have been suspended through May. Officials note that permit holders may see emails indicating a charge for May will be applied. This is an automated and prescheduled message. Permit holders will not be charged for May parking fees. If a charge appears or if someone has a question, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (203) 831-9063.
- Governor Lamont signed Executive Order 7HH, which, among other things, permits common interest communities, such as condominium associations and homeowners associations, to conduct business remotely and hold votes entirely by ballot without a meeting if their by-laws or governing documents do not already permit it.
- Residents are reminded that vehicular access to Calf Pasture Beach is currently restricted and no parking is allowed on neighborhood streets, like Canfield Avenue. Norwalk residents are permitted to park at Marvin School. The Norwalk Police Department is monitoring and will ticket and tow, as necessary.
- Earlier this week, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified six new symptoms that may come with COVID-19: chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and loss of taste or smell. The CDC reminds people the list of symptoms is not all-inclusive and to call a medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
“I am sad to report that four more residents have died from coronavirus. These are someone’s parents, siblings, and children – real people – not just numbers on a page. I cannot imagine the grief and sorrow these families must be feeling. I hope they find peace and comfort during this difficult moment,” Mayor Rilling said. “When I was out today I noticed most people adhering to physical distancing and wearing face coverings. As the reported cases and deaths show, we are not out of the woods just yet. It has been seven weeks since the first positive COVID-19 case was reported in Norwalk. It feels much longer ago. A lot has changed over several weeks, and we’ve all faced adversity, challenges, and have had to make sacrifices and difficult choices. It is true that we are all in this together – navigating the pandemic – but each of us has unique circumstances and situations. I ask that we all remember that as we continue looking out for one another as one stronger Norwalk 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.