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 Monday, May 4, 2020:
- Since yesterday, there are 35 new positive cases in Norwalk, bringing the total positive reported cases to 1,698. There were also five new deaths reported. Now, a total of 91 residents have died from coronavirus.
- Governor Lamont and the governors of Delaware, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, New York Governor announced a joint multi-state agreement to develop a regional supply chain for personal protective equipment, other medical equipment and testing. States will work together to identify the entire region’s needs for these products, aggregate demand among the states, reduce costs and stabilize the supply chain.
- The Norwalk Public Library posted an online photo gallery – “Norwalk Strong: Life During COVID-19” – that depict everyday life in Norwalk during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you to everyone who submitted photos. View the online gallery at norwalkpl.org.
- City officials remind the public that programs, events, and activities at City facilities remain canceled, and team sports, leagues, and practices are not allowed.
- May 4 – 8 is Teacher Appreciation Week, and Mayor Rilling and City officials say thank you to the more than 900 certified teachers in Norwalk who continue to be there for their students during these challenging times.
“It is troubling that five more of our residents have died from coronavirus. The amount of people we have lost and the number of families grieving as a result of this pandemic is heartbreaking. I pray for them and all of Norwalk. I remind everyone to continue taking all of the necessary precautions to keep yourself, your loved ones, and your community safe and healthy,” Mayor Rilling said. “Teachers are passionate and help our children grow and develop to their fullest potential. I am in awe of how quickly and willingly they have thrown themselves into a new normal and a new way of teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. Norwalk Public Schools teachers are some of the most dedicated, patient, and caring people. Thank you teachers for everything you do – keep up the great work.”
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.