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 Friday, April 10, 2020:
- Since yesterday, there are 19 new positive cases in Norwalk, bringing the total positive reported cases in Norwalk to 690. In Fairfield County, the number of new positive cases went from 4,882 to 5,180.
- Governor Lamont announced on April 9 that the state is ordering public schools in Connecticut closed until at least May 20. This is a one-month extension to a previous order by the Governor which closed schools until April 20. Norwalk Public Schools continues its distancing learning plan, which has over 90% attendance across all schools. More information from Norwalk Public Schools can be found at norwalkps.org.
- Mayor Rilling sent a follow-up letter to major Norwalk retailers today to ensure they continue to follow the orders regarding store capacity and physical distancing. A copy of the letter can be viewed here.
- During this holiday weekend, City officials strongly encourage Norwalk residents to continue to abide by physical distancing guidelines.
“The number of positive cases reported to us have slowed this week. That is certainly welcomed news, but I ask the public to remember this pandemic is far from over. Physical distancing is working and it’s critically important we continue to follow those guidelines,” Mayor Rilling said. “I know a holiday weekend brings the desire to see loved ones. I wish I could celebrate in the usual way with my family, but this year has to be different. I ask all Norwalkers to avoid in-person gatherings and to continue to use technology and phone calls to stay connected. I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday 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.