PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Update on COVID-19 in Greenwich
Here is an update from First Selectman Fred Camillo on the Town’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the needs of our residents. The updates also will be posted on the Town website’s dedicated page (www.greenwichct.gov/covid19) for COVID-19 information.
As of 3:15 p.m. today, Monday, April 6, 2020, there are 212 Greenwich residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Greenwich Health Department. That is up from 185 reported on Friday, April 3.
Here is age breakdown of Greenwich residents who are being monitored by the Greenwich Health Department.
# OF CASES
10 - 19
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 59
60 - 69
70 - 79
Greenwich Hospital reports that as of noon today, Monday, April 6, 2020, there were 107 COVID-19 positive patients being treated in several different Hospital units. So far, 108 patients have been discharged from the Hospital and continue their recuperation at home. To date, 2,372 people have been tested at the Hospital’s outpatient tent with 888 testing positive. All of these numbers reflect patients who live in Greenwich as well as from other municipalities in Connecticut and Westchester County.
“As the number of positive cases grows, it is imperative for everyone to continue social distancing, wear facial coverings when outdoors and continue all of the other safe practices, including frequent handwashing, using hand sanitizer,” Mr. Camillo said. “This is especially important as Fairfield County continues to be the epicenter of new diagnoses every day.”
Filing for unemployment
If you have already filed an unemployment claim: It is extremely important that you check your email (including your Junk or Spam folders) daily for updated messages from the Connecticut Labor Department. Messages may include next steps, or you may be asked to log back onto your claim to help us speed up processing times.
If you have not yet filed your unemployment claim: Visit http://www.filectui.com, and first click on the message located above the large blue button that says: “For quicker payment of unemployment benefits, please follow these instructions.” This link provides a guide that asks you to file your claim as a “Temporary Shutdown.” To speed up the processing of your claim, it is important that you read the guide instructions before you file, and follow the instructions exactly as provided.
Resources for residents and businesses and other helpful tips:
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The next update will be released at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2020, unless there is a development that warrants immediate public notification.
For inquiries, please contact Executive Assistant to the First Selectman Barbara Heins at email@example.com.