Coronavirus (COVID-19) Greenwich CT
This page is intended to provide information on the coronavirus disease 2019 (abbreviated “COVID-19”) and how it is impacting our community. Conditions and information regarding COVID-19 are constantly evolving and we will update this page as often as possible - so please check back frequently or sign-up to receive COVID-19 related updates. There is a lot of misinformation being spread about COVID-19, so please consider the sources of information. Below, we have a listed of trusted and dependable resources for COVID-19 information.
It can be challenging, but the most important action we can take during a situation like this is to remain calm, treat people with kindness, and follow these basic steps to prevent COVID-19.
Town services are operating in a very limited capacity. Email the department to see if your service can be completed online, via telephone, or by mail. Please check individual department webpages as many have been updated with specific information about their services.
- Greenwich Town Hall: The building is CLOSED to both the public and employees. The Town continues to provide limited services where possible. If you need a Town service, please first visit the Department’s webpage for specific information. Website and email are the preferred methods of communication during this time. Staff will make periodic checks of voicemail boxes, however, please allow additional time for responses during this situation. Due to high call and email volumes, please allow for additional time in our responses. Town Hall to remain closed through May 31.
- Parking Status: Town has suspended enforcement of parking meters, daily parking fees at commuter lots, two-hour timed, and 24-hour parking restrictions. Posted "No Parking" zones will be enforced and we remind drivers to be sure to keep crosswalks and fire hydrants clear.
- Greenwich Senior Center: CLOSED. Staff are working and available by phone & email.
- Greenwich Public Schools: CLOSED.
- The Nathaniel Witherell: No visitors allowed.
- Greenwich Public Library & Branches: CLOSED. Staff are working and available by phone & email. Digital lending is still available.
- Perrot Memorial Library: CLOSED. More info.
- Bruce Museum: CLOSED - More info.
- Greenwich Police Department: Animal Control Division office by appointment only (203) 622-8299.
- Greenwich Fire Department: No installations of child safety seats or station tours at all fire stations.
- Eastern Greenwich Civic Center: CLOSED.
- Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center: CLOSED.
- Town Beaches & Town Parks: Town parks and beaches CLOSED to the public until further notice, except as noted in this paragraph. The closure includes but is not limited to: basketball courts, playgrounds, ball fields, school grounds and open spaces. Bathrooms at all recreational facilities are closed.
- Binney and Bruce Parks are OPEN for the use of walking paths. The fields, playgrounds, parking lots and restrooms at those facilities are NOT open.
- Cos Cob Park is open, 7:30am to 3:30pm, subject to these rules.
- Greenwich Point will be OPEN daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for walkers, runners, cyclists, subject to these rules. Capacity will be limited to 500 visitors who will be encouraged to stay no more than two (2) hours so the park can be shared with other residents. The beach will remain closed as well as the picnic tables, grills and restrooms. Both Greenwich Police and Parks & Recreation staff will be present to enforce all protocols.
- Byram Park will be OPEN daily with limited access from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., subject to these rules. There will be a maximum capacity of 150 cars allowed into the park. The beach, pool, and playground remain closed to the public.
- Tennis courts will be available for singles-only play, subject to these rules. Pre-registration is required.
- Town Marinas: OPEN Thursdays and Fridays, subject to these rules.
- Griffith E Harris Golf Course: Limited OPEN, Click Here for more info.
- Greenwich Skate Park: Effective Saturday, May 23 - will be open (weather permitting) Monday through Friday, 3:30 to 7 p.m., and 12:30 to 7 p.m. on weekends. Face masks will be required and a maximum of eight (8) skateboarders will be allowed at one time. Tickets may be purchased online. Details on admission and operating procedures can be found here.
- Grass Island Waste Water Treatment Plant: CLOSED to the public. Permitted septage haulers may continue to access the facility.
- Holly Hill Transfer Station: Holly Hill is OPEN, and requests compliance with social distancing when you visit the site. There are new traffic patterns and there may be delays as we manage traffic through the site, particularly on Saturdays. Please be patient and respectful of everyone’s space. No new permits are being issued at this time. If you have no permit, bring proof of residency that is clearly legible through your car window. Hours continue to be M-F 7:00 AM - 2:30 PM and Sat 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM. PLEASE make every effort to limit your trips and come during the week!
The Town’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is OPEN and operating under a PARTIAL ACTIVATION.
MANY TOWN SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE (VIDEO)
May 22 update from First Selectman Fred Camillo on the Town’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the needs of our residents. 774 Greenwich residents have tested positive for COVID-19. Limited Reopening of Beach Concessions & Skate Park. Read on...
May 20 update from First Selectman Fred Camillo on the Town’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Announcements regarding Town Hall, local businesses, skate park, parking meters & fees, the Griff, and more. Read on...
May 18 update from First Selectman Fred Camillo on the Town’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the needs of our residents. 751 Greenwich residents have tested positive for COVID-19. Read on...
May 15 update from First Selectman Fred Camillo on the Town’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the needs of our residents. Fourth of July fireworks have been cancelled. Read on...
May 13 update from First Selectman Fred Camillo on the Town’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the needs of our residents. Tennis courts will be open for singles-only play May 15. Read on...
May 11 update from First Selectman Fred Camillo on the Town’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the needs of our residents. 729 Greenwich residents have tested positive for COVID-19. Read on...
May 8 update from First Selectman Fred Camillo on the Town’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the needs of our residents. 719 Greenwich residents have tested positive for COVID-19. Cos Cob Park will be extended to 3:30pm, effective May 11. Read on...
May 6 update from First Selectman Fred Camillo on the Town’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 710 residents have tested positive for COVID-19. Limited reopening of Parks, Marinas begins tomorrow. Read on...
What You Should Know
|Symptoms of the Coronavirus (CDC)|
|Steps to Prevent Illness (CDC)|
|What To Do When Sick (CDC)|
|Older People & People with Chronic Diseases at Higher Risk (CDC)|
|Common Questions (CDC)|
Key Contacts & Agencies
|Agency Name/Service||Contact Information|
|Greenwich Department of Public Health|
*Multiple phone lines are being staffed due to high call volume
|203-622-7865; 203-622-7703; 203-622-7614; 203-622-7842; 203-622-7836|
|CT 211 (CT Information Line)||Dial 2-1-1|
|CDC COVID-19 Information Page||https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/|
|CT State Government Coronavirus Information Page||https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus|
|Essential Small Business Mask Needs Form - State of CT||https://www.ctcovidresponse.org/request-masks-for-ct-small-business|
Reporting Non-Emergency COVID-19 Activity Concerns
If you are concerned about an activity or an organization not following guidelines issued through COVID-19 related Executive Orders and emergency declarations, please call the Greenwich Police Department’s non-emergency phone number at 203-622-8004. Please save 9-1-1 for real emergency situations. Do not hesitate to call 9-1-1 if you are experiencing an emergency.
- Greenwich Department of Public Health - more detailed information, flyers & posters for businesses and community organizations, resources for additional guidance.
- Greenwich Local Emergency Declaration COVID-19 (3/16/2020)
- COVID-19: What You Need To Know - SPANISH and SIMPLIFIED CHINESE versions
- COVID-19: What To Do If You Are Sick - SPANISH and SIMPLIFIED CHINESE versions
- Town of Greenwich Emergency Closing Policy
- US Small Business Administration COVID-19 Disaster Assistance
- Coronavirus and Price Gouging in CT - What To Do
- Access Health CT - New Special Enrollment Period (For Qualified Uninsured CT Residents)
- CT DOL Unemployed Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance
- Greenwich Chamber of Commerce - How To Support Local Businesses
- For healthcare workers and first responders who are not able to find trusted family or friends for child care, please call the 2-1-1 dedicated number 860-756-0864 for support.
- CT DECD Guidance on "Essential Businesses"
Census 2020: Stay at Home and Be Counted
Please take a few moments to complete the 2020 Census. Fill out the Census at https://my2020census.gov/.
Census responses are ESSENTIAL - results determine levels of federal funding and representation in Congress for the next decade. Participation by all people living in Greenwich will help ensure that Greenwich receives its share of federal funding, and is accurately represented in Congress and in Hartford. Text five friends and ask them to take the Census too!
Sign-up for COVID-19 Related Updates
To get notified about Coronavirus updates or when a notice or press release is uploaded, please follow this link: https://www.greenwichct.gov/list.aspx?Mode=Subscribe#newsFlash. Click the email icon next to "Coronavirus Updates and Information" and follow directions.
If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the First Selectman by email or by phone at 203-622-7710.