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 Wednesday, April 1, 2020:
- Since yesterday, there are 13 new positive cases in Norwalk, bringing the total positive reported cases in Norwalk to 315. There were also five new deaths reported. Now, a total of 15 Norwalk residents have died as a result of coronavirus. In Fairfield County, the number of new positive cases went from 1,870 to 1,986. The age and sex of these individuals will not be released. The public is asked to continue to take precautions as community spread is likely happening across the state.
- Today, April 1, is Census Day. 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 36%, and in Connecticut, 37.5%. In Norwalk, the response rate is at 35.7%.
- Friday, April 10 is Good Friday and officials remind the public that garbage and recycling collection services by the City of Norwalk will follow the regular collection schedule. Collection services will remain on regular schedule during the current pandemic until further notice, but are subject to change.
- April is Autism Awareness Month, and while there are usually recognition events in Norwalk and surrounding areas, due to the current public health crisis, many are being celebrated remotely. Autism Services and Resources Connecticut will be holding a virtual event later this month. Click here for more details.
“My heart aches as we continue to lose our neighbors and friends as a result of this horrible virus. I cannot imagine what these families and loved ones are feeling in this moment, but I know our entire community joins them in mourning,” Mayor Rilling said. “While we might be finding our new routine, health experts are predicting April will be a real difficult month in Connecticut with more positive cases, additional stress to the health care system, and unfortunately, more deaths. Please Norwalk – continue to take care of yourselves, family, and friends by avoiding unnecessary travel or shopping. None of us are invincible to this disease.”
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.