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 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, 2020:
- Since yesterday, there are eight new positive cases in Norwalk, bringing the total positive reported cases to 1,840. There were no new deaths reported.
- Mayor Rilling released the Reopen Norwalk Plan focused on municipal services and facilities. The four-phase plan is tentatively scheduled to start on May 20, 2020. More details can be found at norwalkct.org.
- A new walk-up window opened today at City Hall to accommodate those seeking a Parks Parking or Disposal Pass. The window will be open Tuesday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More information on the pass system can be found at norwalkct.org.
- Residents are reminded that the Norwalk Customer Service Center is the best place to report issues, such as downed tree limbs, potholes, or missed garbage collection. Submitting requests to (203) 854-3200, email@example.com or via the Click and Request App is the most effective way to get in touch with the City.
- Governor Lamont announced today that the state received more than 6 million pieces of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE.) The PPE in the process of being sorted and then will be delivered to frontline workers, including first responders, hospital staff, long-term care facility staff, direct care providers, and other people on the front lines. More details are available at ct.gov.
“I released the Reopen Norwalk Plan today, and I know that some people are disappointed that restrictions were not lifted entirely. We are using caution, going slowly, and basing our plans on the situation at this moment in time. We are following the advice of the medical professionals. There is no Democratic or Republican way to deal with this pandemic – it is nonpartisan,” Mayor Rilling said. “Fighting this pandemic isn’t about any one individual, but our entire community. We do not want to put each other at risk of contracting coronavirus and we all must do our part. We know it is highly contagious and very deadly. We continue to closely monitor the situation in Norwalk, and will review and adjust our guidelines as necessary. I thank the public for their continued help and partnership in battling this virus.”
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.