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Corona Updates and Information

Posted on: May 1, 2020

Town of Greenwich COVID-19 Update (5/1/20)

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, Friday, May 1, there are 682 Greenwich residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Greenwich Health Department Director Caroline Baisley. That represents six (6) more cases than the 676 reported on Thursday, April 30.


Greenwich Hospital reports that today, Friday, May 1, 2020, there were 71 COVID-19 positive patients being treated in several different Hospital units. So far, 373 patients have been discharged from the Hospital and continue their recuperation at home. There have been 4,914 people have been tested at the Hospital outpatient test site with 1,672 testing positive. These numbers reflect patients who live in Greenwich as well as those from other municipalities in Connecticut and in Westchester County.


According to the Connecticut Department of Public Health, there are 37 Greenwich residents who have died from the COVID-19 virus, as of Thursday, April 30.


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Limited REOPENING of Parks, Marinas

After much discussion, coordination and collaboration between the Office of the First Selectman, the Parks & Recreation Department, the Police Department, and the Department of Public Works, we are announcing the limited reopening of various parks and the Town’s four marinas.

  • On Monday, May 4, Cos Cob Park will be OPEN daily from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. with monitors limiting access to ensure social distancing. Parking will be available at the Cos Cob train station. There will be limited handicapped accessible parking available in the park parking lot. The playgrounds, playing field, pavilion, benches and restrooms remain closed.
  • Beginning Thursday, May 7, Greenwich Point will be OPEN daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for walkers, runners, cyclists. Capacity will be limited to 500 visitors who will be encouraged to stay no more than two (2) hours so the park can be shared with other residents. The beach will remain closed as well as the picnic tables, grills and restrooms. Further use protocols, maps and signage will be finalized and posted by noon Monday, May 4. Both Greenwich Police and Parks & Recreation staff will be present to enforce all protocols.
  • Byram Park will be OPEN daily with limited access beginning Thursday, May 7, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a maximum capacity of 150 cars allowed into the park. The beach, pool and playground remain closed to the public.

In order to access Greenwich Point and Byram Park, visitors must have a 2019 or a 2020 Greenwich park pass or a state-issued ID or driver’s license that show a Greenwich address.


The last entry to all parks and marinas will be an hour before the posted closing time.

Also beginning Thursday, May 7, the Town’s four marinas – Byram, Cos Cob, Grass Island, Old Greenwich -  there will be access to work on boats in storage and to launch them. Daily hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note that restroom facilities will not be available at the marinas.


As previously announced, the Griffith E. Harris Golf Course will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, May 4. The operational and playing protocol changes include one person per cart, tee times are by reservation only which can be made online, and the putting green, practice bunker and chipping green remain closed. The complete list of operational and playing protocols can be found here.


With these restricted openings of parks, marinas and the golf course, users must wear masks at all times, refrain from congregating including picnicking or playing of sports. If social distancing protocols are not followed, access to those facilities will be reduced or closed, Mr. Camillo said.


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Perryridge Road Convoy

Greenwich Police will escort a convoy of trucks and equipment from Eversource for a drive-by ‘Thank You’ for Greenwich Hospital workers at 9 a.m. Monday, May 4.


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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.
  • 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.
  • Participate in Census 2020. 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.
  • 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


Please SHARE this information with friends and family in our community. 


The next update will be at 4 p.m. Monday, May 4, 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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