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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. 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, Wednesday, May 13, there are 736 Greenwich residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Greenwich Health Department Director Caroline Baisley. That represents 7 more cases than the 729 reported on Monday, May 11.
Greenwich Hospital reports that today, Wednesday, May 13, there are 40 COVID-19 positive patients being treated in several different Hospital units. So far, 459 patients have been discharged from the Hospital and continue their recuperation at home. There have been 5,966 people have been tested at the Hospital outpatient test site with 1,802 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 Wednesday, May 13.
Grab the Tennis Racquets
After careful consideration and review by First Selectman Camillo and his Emergency Management Task Force, the Parks & Recreation Department will reopen some tennis facilities in Town. Beginning Friday, May 15, tennis courts at Binney, Bruce and Byram parks and at Greenwich High School will be open for singles-only play. Doubles tennis and pickle ball will not be permitted.
The courts will be available via online-reservations for residents with either a 2019 or 2020 tennis pass. Further details on tennis court use can be found here: https://www.greenwichct.gov/DocumentCenter/View/15392/Tennis-Court-Re-opening--Rules.
Red Cross Support Program Offers Virtual Care
The American Red Cross in Connecticut is launching a Virtual Family Assistance Center to support Connecticut families struggling with loss and grief due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Many families have experienced a disrupted bereavement and grief process due to restrictions related to COVID-19. To help, the Red Cross has set up a virtual team of specially trained mental health, spiritual care and health services volunteers.
People can visit http://www.RedCross.org/vFAC to access a support hub with special virtual programs, information, referrals and services to support families in need. The hub will also connect people to other community resources provided by 2-1-1, CT VOAD, and other partners. People without internet access can call 833-492-0094 for help. All of the services are provided free of charge and are confidential.
Other resources for residents and businesses and other helpful tips:
The next update will be at 4 p.m. Friday, May 15, 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.