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. The updates also will be posted on the Town website’s dedicated page (www.greenwichct.gov/covid19) for COVID-19 information.
As of today, Wednesday, May 6, there are 710 Greenwich residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Greenwich Health Department Director Caroline Baisley. That represents 4 more cases than the 706 reported on Monday, May 4.
Greenwich Hospital reports that today, Wednesday, May 6, there are 56 COVID-19 positive patients being treated in several different Hospital units. So far, 417 patients have been discharged from the Hospital and continue their recuperation at home. There have been 5,344 people have been tested at the Hospital outpatient test site with 1,737 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, 40 Greenwich residents have died from the COVID-19 virus, as of Tuesday, May 5.
Thank you Grace Farms Alliance Against COVID-19
First Selectman Camillo has extended his thanks on behalf of the Town to the Grace Farms Alliance Against COVID-19 which has distributed more than 15,300 PPEs to the Town of Greenwich. Through the Grace Farms Foundation’s donation, the Greenwich emergency service providers have received N95 masks, disposable masks, face shields, goggles, coveralls and gloves.
Limited Reopening of Parks, Marinas
As we announced last week, the limited reopening of Byram and Greenwich Point parks, and the marinas begins tomorrow, Thursday, May 7, visitors should wear masks when it is not possible to social distance; 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.
Residents MUST have a 2019 or a 2020 Greenwich park pass, a state-issued ID or a driver’s license that show a Greenwich address to access Greenwich Point and Byram Park. 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. More info here: http://www.greenwichct.gov/covid19
Other resources for residents and businesses and other helpful tips:
The next update will be at 4 p.m. Friday, May 8, 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.