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, May 10, 2020:
- Since yesterday, there are two new positive cases in Norwalk, bringing the total positive reported cases to 1,820. There were no new deaths reported.
- Mayor Rilling will be hosting a Zoom Town Hall on Monday, May 11, at 7:00 p.m. He will be joined by Norwalk Police Chief Thomas Kulhawik and State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff. Members of the public can submit questions live by visiting bit.ly/May11TownHall tomorrow night. No registration is required.
- To help reach more families, two additional food distribution sites have been added to the current 11 sites. Starting tomorrow, May 11, grab and go meals will be available at Colonial Village (146 West Cedar Street) and the East Norwalk Library (51 Van Zant Street) from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. weekdays. Any family with children can pick up food. They do not need to be enrolled at Norwalk Public Schools. Two additional sites will be added on May 18.
- The Yard Waste Site will be open to both residential and commercial users Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Please note First District Water is doing road work in the area and detours may be in place. Motorists are advised to use caution in the area.
- The Norwalk Military and Veterans Liaison Committee is honoring veterans on its Facebook page in a special way. Throughout May, the Committee is sharing detailed stories of hometown heroes who died while in service to the country. Follow along at facebook.com/norwalkveteransceremoniesandhonors.
“I pray nightly for no more cases and no more deaths, but unfortunately, we are not there yet. We will continue to closely monitor the situation in Norwalk as more services and amenities open. I remind the public that these areas are being opened under new guidelines, and it won’t be like last spring or summer,” Mayor Rilling said. “It was a tough decision to cancel this year’s Memorial Day Parade, and I appreciate how our Military and Veterans Liaison Committee is honoring those who lost their lives serving our great country. I am looking forward to tomorrow’s Town Hall where the public can hear directly from Chief Kulhawik and Senator Duff. I hope residents will tune in at seven tomorrow night – I know it is going to be informative.”
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.