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Corona Updates and Information

Posted on: May 18, 2020

Town of Greenwich COVID-19 Update (5/18/20)

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.

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As of today, Monday, May 18, there are 751 Greenwich residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Greenwich Health Department Director Caroline Baisley. That represents 10 more cases than the 741 reported on Friday, May 15.


Greenwich Hospital reports that today, Monday, May 18, there are 25 COVID-19 positive patients being treated in several different Hospital units. So far, 486 patients have been discharged from the Hospital and continue their recuperation at home. There have been 6,487 people have been tested at the Hospital outpatient test site with 1,853 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, 45 Greenwich residents have died from the COVID-19 virus, as of Monday, May 18.



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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.
  • Kids in Crisis is providing a 24-hour helpline staffed by trained crisis counselors to help families, and anyone concerned about the well-being of a child. Call: 203-661-1911.
  • 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.
  • The American Red Cross in Connecticut has a Virtual Family Assistance Center to support Connecticut families struggling with loss and grief due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 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.
  • 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. Wednesday, May 20, 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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