COVID-19 Latest Daily Update
Last Updated: October 28, 2020
Mayor Rilling Provides Local Update on Coronavirus
City officials are working closely with partners at the state and federal levels, as well as partners in Norwalk, to monitor and respond to COVID-19, the 2019 novel Coronavirus. Statewide updates can be found online at ct.gov/coronavirus. Mayor Rilling provided the following Norwalk-area specific updates regarding COVID-19 coronavirus as of 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28, 2020:
- Since yesterday, there are 29 new positive cases in Norwalk, bringing the total positive reported cases to 2,930. There were no new deaths reported.
- The Day Street Community Health Center, located at 49 Day Street in Norwalk, offers free COVID-19 testing Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. No appointment, referral, or symptoms are needed to be tested. For more information visit chc1.com. Additional mobile sites for the weekend will be announced tomorrow.
- The State of Connecticut added California, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania to the Regional Travel Advisory this week. New Jersey and Rhode Island meet the criteria for the travel advisory, however given the interconnected nature of the region and mode of transport between the states, they are not being included on the list of states required for a mandatory quarantine. No states or territories were removed. States with a daily positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a 10% or higher positivity rate on a 7-day rolling average are added to the Advisory. Travelers from identified states must fill out a travel form upon arriving in Connecticut. For more information, visit the CT Travel Advisory page.
- The South Norwalk Citizens for Justice will be holding a socially distant cleanup event this Saturday, October 31, from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Gloves, litter pickup tools, bags, and safety vests will be provided. Volunteers are asked to meet at 8:30 a.m. at Ryan Park. Face coverings are required. For more information, call Ernie Dumas at (203) 943-6550.
- The Town Clerk’s Office will be closed for all non-essential businesses on Monday, November 2, and Tuesday, November 3, to focus on election-related matters. The Town Clerk’s Office will be available for emergency and essential services, such as death certificates, on an as-needed basis. Please call the Town Clerk’s Office at (203) 854-7747 for more information.
“There has been a steady flow of cars at recent testing events and I appreciate residents making the time and effort to be tested. Testing is a critical component of being able to slow the spread of this virus. We will continue to add more testing events at different locations and at different times to try and accommodate as many residents as possible,” Mayor Rilling said. “We see numbers rising in Norwalk, across the state, and around the country, with more than 42 states and territories now on the regional travel advisory. This is a situation the health experts warned of and predicated over the summer. Please remain vigilant, wash your hands, watch your distance, and always wear a face covering.”
Members of the public are encouraged to sign-up for the City’s CodeRED Emergency Alert Notification System at norwalkct.org/codered. Updates on City services, hours, and community resources will be routinely published at norwalkct.org/citynews. The latest health updates can be found at norwalkct.org/coronavirus.
Norwalk COVID-19 Cases by Date of Specimen Collection
Number of Positive COVID-19 Norwalk Cases per Age Group
Number of COVID-19 Norwalk Deaths per Age Group