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Corona Updates and Information

Posted on: May 22, 2020

Town of Greenwich COVID-19 Update (5/22/20)

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 22, 2020 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 these 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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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.


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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. 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 27, 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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