PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2020 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 these updates electronically. The updates also will be posted on the Town website’s dedicated page (www.greenwichct.gov/covid19) for COVID-19 information.
There are 774 Greenwich residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Greenwich Health Department Director Caroline Baisley. That represents 19 more cases than the 755 reported on Wednesday, May 20.
Greenwich Hospital reports that today, Friday, May 22, there are 18 COVID-19 positive patients being treated in several different Hospital units. So far, 502 patients have been discharged from the Hospital and continue their recuperation at home. There have been 6,926 people have been tested at the Hospital outpatient test site with 1,882 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 Thursday, May 20.
Limited Reopening of Beach Concessions
The concessions at Greenwich Point and Byram parks REOPENED today, May 22. Both concessions have limited grab-and-go menu items available.
At Greenwich Point, the south concession will be OPEN.
The concession at the Susie Baker Pavilion will remain CLOSED as well as the beach, Innis Arden Cottage, all restrooms, picnic tables and grills. All seaside church services have been suspended until further notice.
All visitors are reminded to maintain social distancing and to wear face masks when using the concessions.
Skate Park Update
The Greenwich Skate Park will REOPEN Saturday, May 23, weather permitting. The park will be open Monday through Friday, 3:30 to 7 p.m., and 12:30 to 7 p.m. on weekends. To ensure social distancing, face masks will be required and a maximum of eight (8) skateboarders will be allowed at one time. Tickets may be purchased online. Details on admission and operating procedures can be found here.
Other resources for residents and businesses and other helpful tips:
For inquiries, please contact Executive Assistant to the First Selectman Barbara Heins at firstname.lastname@example.org.