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 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 20, 2020:
- Since yesterday, there are 16 new positive cases in Norwalk, bringing the total positive reported cases in Norwalk to 942. There were also two new deaths reported. Now, a total of 50 residents have died from coronavirus. In Fairfield County, the number of new positive cases went from 7,434 to 8,320.
- The Yard Waste Site will be open for residents on Tuesday, April 21 and Thursday, April 23, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Members of the public are advised that all traffic will be detoured down Reynolds Street and onto South Smith Street. There will be no access directly from Fort Point Street. The Norwalk Police Department will be present to assist with traffic control.
- Mayor Rilling hosted a Zoom Town Hall today. Those who missed it can re-watch on the City’s YouTube channel.
- South Norwalk Electric and Water (SNEW) began performing hydrant flushing today. The work happens from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. With more people following stay at home guidelines, they might notice pressure fluctuation and temporary water discoloration during the next few weeks. Click here for additional information from SNEW.
- The State of Connecticut launched a “Talk It Out” line for parents and caretakers coping with stress and increased needs from caring for children during the COVID-19 crisis. Call 1-833-258-5011 or visit talkitoutct.com.
“The news of two more in our community dying from coronavirus is truly sad. I hope their families can find peace and comfort. This horrible virus has now taken 50 people from us in a matter of weeks. These were our neighbors, friends, co-workers, and family members who should still be with us today. No one is invincible. No one is immune,” Mayor Rilling said. “While I enjoyed hosting a virtual Town Hall tonight, I am sorry that I couldn’t get to every question. There are many pressing questions out there, so each week I’ll be joined by a local expert to focus on a single issue. Next week we’ll focus on public health – stay tuned for more details.”
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.