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 3:00 p.m. on Monday, May 25, 2020:
- Since yesterday, there are four new positive cases in Norwalk, bringing the total positive reported cases to 1,984. There were no new deaths reported.
- The Norwalk Public Library recorded a special “Memorial Day Reflections” video filled with veterans, families, and residents sharing poems, prose, and personal stories. The virtual celebration of Memorial Day can be viewed on YouTube.
- City officials warn residents of ongoing scams and threats related to COVID-19. Criminals are trying to take advantage of record unemployment numbers by sending out phony work-from-home opportunities. Typically, these fake emails contain grammar mistakes and offer minimal details about the hiring company and the job requirements. Clicking links or applying for the “job” can result in identity theft or stolen bank information.
- With more people home during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City is collecting an increased volume of curbside garbage and recycling. The public is reminded that all recycling materials must be placed loose into the blue bins. Materials placed outside or stacked on top of the bins will not be collected. Please do not box, bag, or bundle items. The City’s guide to recycling can be found at norwalkct.org/recycling.
- Tonight, Mayor Rilling and the American Legion encourage residents to pay tribute to fallen heroes at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.) by lighting candles and placing them on front porches or leaving a light on in the window.
“It is an unfortunate reality that criminals always try to strike during a crisis when more people need assistance. If the offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The last thing anyone needs during this crisis is to have their identity or bank account information stolen. Please be cautious and aware of these unexpected emails and texts,” Mayor Rilling said. “It is disappointing that we could not have a Memorial Day Parade today to honor our fallen heroes. I know this annual tradition means so much to the community. Please join me tonight in remembering our service members who lost their lives fighting for our freedom by lighting a candle or leaving a light on. Let us never forget the meaning of this holiday.”
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.