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Posted on: April 16, 2020

Town of Greenwich COVID-19 Update (4/16/20)

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, Thursday, April 16, there are 539 Greenwich residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Greenwich Health Department. That is up from the 499 cases reported on Wednesday, April 15.


The continued increase in the number of Greenwich patients is attributable to a lag in test results being tabulated and input in to the Connecticut Department of Public Health’s computer systems. Many of these newly reported cases involve patients who were tested two to three weeks ago, according to Greenwich Health Director Caroline Baisley.


Greenwich Hospital reports that today, Thursday, April 16, 2020, there were 115 COVID-19 positive patients being treated in several different Hospital units. So far, 232 patients have been discharged from the Hospital and continue their recuperation at home. There have been 3,487 people have been tested at the Hospital outpatient test site with 1,328 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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Town Hall will remain closed through May 20, in accordance with the closure date announced by Gov. Ned Lamont. Employees will continue to provide limited services where possible. If you need a Town service, please first visit the Department’s webpage. Our 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. Given the unprecedented fluidity of this situation, expectations and operations may change at any time.

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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
  • 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. Save 9-1-1 for emergencies.
  • 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 at 4 p.m. Friday, April 17, 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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