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 Saturday, May 9, 2020:
- Since yesterday, there are 26 new positive cases in Norwalk, bringing the total positive reported cases to 1,818. There were also five new deaths reported. Now, a total of 103 residents have died from coronavirus.
- The State of Connecticut is continuing to distribute free face coverings to essential small businesses with fewer than 50 employees through a partnership with the Connecticut Business and Industry Association and its affiliate CONNSTEP. Eligible essential small businesses can request up to two free face coverings per employee by filling out the form at ctcovidresponse.org.
- The drive-through collection site at Norwalk Hospital was closed today due to high winds. Patients were called to reschedule appointments. Normal hours resume on Monday. The State of Connecticut partnered with the developers of the How We Feel app to anonymously provide scientists with critical health information needed to understand the spread of COVID-19. The app is free to download in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store and does not require logging in or sharing personal details, such as name or email address. Data can also be entered online at howwefeel.app.
- Governor Ned Lamont released more details on Phase One of Connecticut’s reopening plans on May 20 for different business sectors, including hair salons, restaurants, and malls. The full guidance documents can be found at ct.gov.
“I am so sorry to share that we have lost five more residents to COVID-19. My deepest sympathies go out to their family, friends, and loved ones. It has been eight weeks since we had our first positive case of coronavirus in Norwalk, and we are still learning more and more each day. I know we can win this fight, but the battle is ongoing,” Mayor Rilling said. “I know our businesses and residents have been clamoring for information, and I appreciate the Governor releasing additional details about the Phase One reopening in Connecticut on May 20. We continue to work on Norwalk-specific plans relative to municipal services which will be out early next week. Happy Mother’s Day to all those special people who love, nurture, and care for us. I hope you have a safe and enjoyable weekend.”
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.