PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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. To lead by example for social distancing, we continue to issue our daily updates electronically. The updates also will be posted on the Town website’s dedicated page (www.greenwichct.gov/covid19) for COVID-19 information.
As of today, Monday, May 4, there are 706 Greenwich residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Greenwich Health Department Director Caroline Baisley. That represents 24 more cases than the 682 reported on Friday, May 1.
Greenwich Hospital reports that today, Monday, May 4, 2020, there were 65 COVID-19 positive patients being treated in several different Hospital units. So far, 398 patients have been discharged from the Hospital and continue their recuperation at home. There have been 5,149 people have been tested at the Hospital outpatient test site with 1,715 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, 39 Greenwich residents have died from the COVID-19 virus, as of Sunday, May 3.
Limited Reopening of Parks, Marinas
As we announced last Friday, the limited REOPENING of various parks and the Town’s four marinas began today and will continue this week.
This morning, the Cos Cob Park opened and will be open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. with monitors limiting access to ensure social distancing. At this time, none of the restrooms will be open at any facility.
With these restricted openings of Byram and Greenwich Point parks, and the marinas on Thursday, May 7, visitors 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.
As a reminder, in order to access Greenwich Point and Byram Park, visitors MUST have a 2019 or a 2020 Greenwich park pass, a state-issued ID or a driver’s license that show a Greenwich address.
Marina access will be limited to those with a 2019 or 2020 marina facility use permit.
The last entry to all parks and marinas will be an hour before the posted closing time.
Other resources for residents and businesses and other helpful tips:
The next update will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2020, unless there is a development that warrants immediate public notification.
For inquiries, please contact Executive Assistant to the First Selectman Barbara Heins at firstname.lastname@example.org.