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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 today, Tuesday, April 28, there are 667 Greenwich residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Greenwich Health Department Director Caroline Baisley. That represents 37 more than cases than the 630 reported on Monday, April 27.
Greenwich Hospital reports that today, Tuesday, April 28, 2020, there were 78 COVID-19 positive patients being treated in several different Hospital units. So far, 350 patients have been discharged from the Hospital and continue their recuperation at home. There have been 4,609 people have been tested at the Hospital outpatient test site with 1,620 testing positive. All of these numbers reflect patients who live in Greenwich as well as from other municipalities in Connecticut and Westchester County.
According to the Connecticut Department of Public Health, there are 33 Greenwich residents who have died from the COVID-19 virus, as of Monday, April 27.
Face masks for small essential businesses.
The State of Connecticut announced that face masks for small essential businesses – with 50 or less employees - will be available from their local municipality. Local essential businesses will NEED to submit an application for the masks to the State. The Town of Greenwich is in communication with the State to receive details about the distribution logistics. The Office of the First Selectman will announce details as they become available. The list of essential businesses can be found here.
Staying at home = time to complete the Census 2020.
For everyone staying home, please sit and be counted. Residents may complete the 2020 Census online at www.my2020census.gov. The questionnaire only takes about ten minutes, and all answers are strictly confidential. Your information will NOT be shared with any other agencies or organizations. The Town receives approximately $2,900 in federal aid for each resident who is counted in the Census. Please use this time of social distancing and working from home to do your part for the Town.
For people who do not have access to a computer, they can complete it by calling these numbers:
English: 1-844-330-2020/Spanish:1-844-468-2020/ Chinese (Mandarin) 1-844-391-2020/ Chinese (Cantonese) 1-844-398-2020/ Haitian Creole: 1-844-474-2020.
If you’ve already completed the Census, please encourage your friends, neighbors - from a safe distance - to sit and be counted too!
Other resources for residents and businesses and other helpful tips:
For media inquiries, please contact Executive Assistant to the First Selectman Barbara Heins at email@example.com.