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.
To lead by example for social distancing, we are issuing this announcement electronically. The updates also will be posted on the Town website’s dedicated page (www.greenwichct.gov/covid19) for COVID-19 information.
At 4 p.m. today, Thursday April 9, 2020, First Selectman Camillo will host a teleconference at 1-203-987-1000; Access code: 28903.
As of today, Thursday, April 9, 2020, there are 251 Greenwich residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Greenwich Health Department. That is up from 234 reported on Wednesday, April 8.
Greenwich Hospital reports that as of 1 p.m. today, Thursday, April 9, 2020, there were 117 COVID-19 positive patients being treated in several different Hospital units. So far, 149 patients have been discharged from the Hospital and continue their recuperation at home. To date, 2,781 people have been tested at the Hospital’s outpatient tent with 1,092 testing positive. All of these numbers reflect patients who live in Greenwich as well as from other municipalities in Connecticut and Westchester County.
The Department of Public Works, in conjunction with the Greenwich Police Department, are reaching out to landscaping crews with flyers written in Spanish to help inform those workers of the necessary precautions they should be taking during the course of their work.
The flyer can be found at: https://www.greenwichct.gov/DocumentCenter/View/14743/Coronavirus_Info_spanish4820. Additional prevention information in Spanish can be found at: https://espanol.cdc.gov/enes/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/index.html
Resources for residents and businesses and other helpful tips:
To reach the Domestic Abuse Services staff at the YWCA, please call the 24/7 hotline at 203-622-0003.
Members of the public are encouraged to sign-up for the Town’s Emergency Alert Notification System at greenwichct.bbcportal.com/Entry
If you are concerned about an activity or a group 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.
Many people with COVID-19 are asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic, meaning they can transmit the virus without knowing they have it. Easy to follow instructions to make cloth facial masks can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html
The next press update will be released at 4 p.m. Friday, April 10, 2020, unless there is a development that warrants immediate public notification.
For media inquiries, please contact Executive Assistant to the First Selectman Barbara Heins at firstname.lastname@example.org.