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Corona Updates and Information

Posted on: May 8, 2020

Town of Greenwich COVID-19 Update (5/8/20)

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. 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.


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As of today, Friday, May 8, there are 719 Greenwich residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Greenwich Health Department Director Caroline Baisley. That represents 9 more cases than the 710 reported on Wednesday, May 6.


Greenwich Hospital reports that today, Friday, May 8, there are 56 COVID-19 positive patients being treated in several different Hospital units. So far, 428 patients have been discharged from the Hospital and continue their recuperation at home. There have been 5,549 people have been tested at the Hospital outpatient test site with 1,763 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, 42 Greenwich residents have died from the COVID-19 virus, as of Thursday, May 7.


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Update on Cos Cob Park hours of availability

The hours of availability at Cos Cob Park will be extended by one hour, beginning Monday, May 11. The park will be OPEN from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The last entry to all parks and marinas will be one (1) hour before the posted closing time.


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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Monday, May 11, 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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