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 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 12, 2020:
- Since yesterday, there are six new positive cases in Norwalk, bringing the total positive reported cases in Norwalk to 712. There were also four new deaths reported. Now, a total of 31 Norwalk residents have died as a result of coronavirus. In Fairfield County, the number of new positive cases went from 5,407 to 5,534.
- National Public Health Week (April 6-12) typically has local events spearheaded by the Norwalk Health Department. However, the Department’s focus this year has been on COVID-19. City officials want to thank and recognize Director of Health Deanna D’Amore and the entire staff of the Norwalk Health Department. They have been working tirelessly each and every day to help keep the public informed and safe.
- The 2020 Census is ongoing. Census officials are monitoring COVID-19, and are delaying some of its field operations to protect the health and safety of the public. However, residents can still complete the Census online, by phone, or by mail. To date, the national response rate is about 47.9%, and in Connecticut, 49.7%. In Norwalk, the response rate is at 48.5%. View results as they come in here.
- The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection (DCP), the Better Business Bureau Serving Connecticut, and Attorney General William Tong warn families about work from home scams that may be targeting vulnerable workers during this time. DCP has received numerous complaints since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Connecticut. More info can be found here.
- There are many in the community who are looking to help their neighbors. The City has launched a volunteer portal where residents can submit their information and be matched with a local nonprofit in need of volunteers. Click here for more information.
“The news of four residents dying makes my heart ache. I can’t imagine the grief and pain these families are feeling. I am deeply sorry for their loss and offer my condolences to their loved ones. These are trying times. During Passover and on this Easter Sunday, I want to thank residents who made the right call not to celebrate together. These were not easy decisions, but the efforts we make together as a community will help us tomorrow and the weeks ahead,” Mayor Rilling said. “As we close out National Public Health Week, I also want to offer thanks to the Norwalk Health Department and all of the public health professionals in our community. I am grateful for everything they do, not just during this COVID-19 pandemic, but each and every day. On behalf of the entire City of Norwalk – thank you.”
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.