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 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 11, 2020:
- Since yesterday, there are 12 new positive cases in Norwalk, bringing the total positive reported cases to 1,832. There were also three new deaths reported. Now, a total of 106 residents have died from coronavirus.
- Mayor Rilling hosted a Town Hall earlier tonight live on the Zoom platform with Norwalk Police Chief Thomas Kulhawik and State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff. The Town Hall was recorded and can be watched on the City of Norwalk YouTube Channel.
- The City of Norwalk released a survey to understand the preparedness, capability, and capacity of restaurants to follow state and local health guidelines in relation to COVID-19 and what they may need to facilitate re-opening as restrictions are lifted. Restaurants can find the survey at norwalkct.org/diningsurvey.
- The Norwalk Public Library invites the public to come together virtually for Memorial Day Reflections: Remembering Our Veterans, on Tuesday, May 19, from 3 – 5 p.m. on Zoom. Veterans, service members and families are invited to share poems, prose, letters, and lyrics, honoring local heroes. This program will be recorded and broadcast on Memorial Day weekend, on Facebook Live, YouTube, and the Norwalk Public Library website. To participate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The U.S. Census Bureau is monitoring coronavirus closely. City officials ask those living Norwalk to complete the Census online, by phone, or by mail. To date, the national response rate is about 58.6 %, and in Connecticut, 62.1%. In Norwalk, the response rate is at 60.9%. View results as they come in at 2020census.gov.
“It pains me to share that three more of our residents have died from coronavirus. I offer my heartfelt condolences to their family and loved ones. I hope and pray things are getting better, but today’s news is a reminder of the devastating impact COVID-19 is having on our community,” Mayor Rilling said. “The case numbers are trending in the right direction and hospitalizations continue to decline, but we are by no means ready to resume full operations. We continue to provide essential services to residents, and we will slowly and strategically ease restrictions. I look forward to sharing those details later in the week.”
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.