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Corona Updates and Information

Posted on: April 20, 2020

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

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, Monday, April 20, there are 566 Greenwich residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Greenwich Health Department Director Caroline Baisley. That is 13 more than the 553 cases reported on Friday, April 17.


Greenwich Hospital reports that today, Monday, April 20, 2020, there were 97 COVID-19 positive patients being treated in several different Hospital units. So far, 273 patients have been discharged from the Hospital and continue their recuperation at home. There have been 3,799 people have been tested at the Hospital outpatient test site with 1,427 testing positive. All of these numbers reflect patients who live in Greenwich as well as from other municipalities in Connecticut and Westchester County.


“It is encouraging to see that the hospitalization rate is continuing to decrease. That being said, this is not the time to ease up in following the protocols of social distancing, wearing facial coverings and gloves,” said First Selectman Camillo. “We have to consider ourselves a human fence in the face of COVID-19 and a fence is as strong as its weakest link. If we start to ease up on our vigilance, the virus will win.”


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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.
  • 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.
  • 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 COVID-19 protocols, please call the Greenwich Police Department’s non-emergency phone number: 203-622-8004.
  • Don’t have a face mask? There are easy-to-follow instructions on how to make cloth masks which 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. Tuesday, April 21, 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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