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 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, 2020:
- Since yesterday, there are 40 new positive cases in Norwalk, bringing the total positive reported cases to 1,535. There was also one new death reported. Now, a total of 71 residents have died from coronavirus.
- Mayor Rilling was joined by Health Director Deanna D’Amore and Chief of Community Services Lamond Daniels for a Zoom Town Hall last night. The video can be watched on the City’s YouTube channel. The Mayor’s next Zoom Town Hall will be on Monday, May 4.
- The boat launch at Veteran’s Park will be open this Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. for Norwalk residents only who rent marina slips and wish to put their boat in the water. Appointments must be made by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 1. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to make an appointment.
- The boat ramps will be opened to Norwalk residents only for single day launches on weekends from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. starting on Saturday, May 9. A daily launcher sticker will be required.
- Mayor Rilling will join State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff for a Facebook Live Coronavirus Town Hall on Wednesday, April 29, at 7 p.m. More information can be found here.
- The City of Norwalk has partnered with ABCD, Inc. and local food organizations and pantries to launch a COVID-19 Food Delivery Program for Norwalk residents. This program is free to individuals or families who are isolated or quarantined due to coronavirus and unable to leave their homes. This service is available Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Those who need a delivery are asked to call (475) 489-9119. More information can be found here.
“I am sad to report that we have lost another Norwalk resident to COVID-19. This is not news I want to share, but feel it important to let our community know the impact of this virus, and to remind this person’s loved ones that our community remembers them and is praying for them,” Mayor Rilling said. “This pandemic has created a strain on virtually every person and every sector of the community. Many are using services, like food pantries, for the very first time. I am grateful for the partnership with ABCD that will help get more food to more people in Norwalk. Please, if you need assistance, call today.”
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.