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Posted on: April 14, 2020

Town of Greenwich COVID-19 Update (4/14/20)

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Update on COVID-19 in Greenwich

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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.

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As of today, Tuesday, April 14, 394 Greenwich residents have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Greenwich Health Department. That is up from the 324 cases reported on Monday, April 13. It should be noted that the 324 number reflects a correction to the 325 cases reported for Monday, April 13. Health Director Caroline Baisley noted that thus far, the increase of 65 additional resident cases is the largest daily increase in Greenwich.


“The increase in the number of Greenwich patients illustrates the continued need for everyone to remain vigilant in continuing with best practices – including wearing a face covering whenever outdoors whether it’s for a walk in your neighborhood, getting groceries or visiting the pharmacy for medications,” said First Selectman Fred Camillo. Last week, Mr. Camillo issued a town-wide directive that all food-service and grocery workers wear both facial coverings and gloves while at work.


Greenwich Hospital reports that today, Tuesday, April 14, 2020, there were 116 COVID-19 positive patients being treated in several different Hospital units. So far, 206 patients have been discharged from the Hospital and continue their recuperation at home. Because of yesterday’s stormy weather, the Hospital’s outpatient testing site was closed. Until yesterday’s closure, 3,157 people have been tested at the Hospital with 1,215 testing positive. All of these numbers reflect patients who live in Greenwich as well as from other municipalities in Connecticut and Westchester County.

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Other resources for residents and businesses and other helpful tips:

  • For residents with questions about COVID-19, please call the Greenwich Health Department’s phone lines: 203-622 -7865; 203-622-7703; 203-622-7614; 203-622-7842 and 203-622-7836.
  • VITA, the IRS’s companion to the AARP volunteer income tax program, has initiated a virtual (on-line) option for the free preparation and e-filing of your taxes by the new July 15 deadline. You will need to complete and submit the form. VITA will then schedule a one-hour time slot on the portal to have a phone or video interview to complete and review returns. Please click here for answers to frequently asked questions and further information (en español). You may begin the process by using this link: https://form.jotform.com/200751255209146
  • The Department of Public Works, in conjunction with the Greenwich Police Department, are continuing to reach out to landscaping crews with flyers written in Spanish to provide guidance to workers of the necessary precautions they should be practice 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
  • To reach the Domestic Abuse Services staff at the YWCA, please call the 24/7 hotline at 203-622-0003.
  • Residents, who need assistance with basic needs, including food, can call the Department of Human Services at.203-622-3800.
  • 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 update will be released at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2020, unless there is a development that warrants immediate public notification.


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 For inquiries, please contact Executive Assistant to the First Selectman Barbara Heins at barbara.heins@greenwichct.org.

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