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Last Updated: January 22, 2021
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 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 23, 2021:
- Since yesterday, there are 106 new positive cases in Norwalk, bringing the total positive reported cases to 8,007. There were no new deaths reported.
- Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing is available daily 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Veteran’s Park and Norwalk Community College. Due to high demand, testing lines may be closed periodically during the day and there may be significant wait times. Cars should not park on neighboring streets as walk-up capacity is limited. Anyone seeking a COVID-19 test is advised to pre-register online at chc1.com.
- Free COVID-19 testing is available by appointment only at the Norwalk Community Health Center at Smilow Life Center located at 55 Chestnut St. Appointments are available Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. No doctor’s note or symptoms are required to be tested. A person does not have to be a Norwalk Community Health Center patient to be tested. To make an appointment, call (203) 851-1065.
- The City of Norwalk announced that the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, offering no cost state and federal tax preparation services, will be offered again this year. Special attention is given to seniors and those with low to moderate incomes. Due to COVID-19, there will be no on-site preparations this year. Rather, those who wish to use the service will scan and send documents through a secure online portal. There will be limited on-site scanning help available at the Main Library on Thursdays and the SoNo Branch Library on Saturdays. For complete details, visit norwalkct.org.
- The City of Norwalk has partnered with the Norwalk Senior Center and Senior Services Coordinating Council to launch phone assistance lines for Norwalk seniors seeking information regarding COVID-19 vaccines. Seniors may call the Norwalk Senior Center at (203) 847-3115 (English) or (203) 299-1500 (Español), or Senior Services Coordinating Council at (203) 434-3085 or (203) 434-1876 for assistance.
- Eversource held a Town Hall for Norwalk residents on Thursday night to discuss energy and financial assistance programs available during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Town Hall was recorded and is available to watch on the City of Norwalk YouTube channel at norwalkct.org/youtube. Eversource will be hosting another Town Hall for Norwalk residents on Monday, February 22 at 6 p.m.
- The Connecticut Department of Public Health and the State Public Health Laboratory have confirmed that two more cases of the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 have been detected in Connecticut. This is the same variant initially discovered in the United Kingdom. Both of the newly identified cases are family members of one of the initial two individuals who were identified earlier this month through genomic testing to have the UK variant of the virus. The DPH is continuing to work with the State Laboratory and partner surveillance laboratories to monitor for the presence of the variant in Connecticut.
“COVID-19 vaccines continue to be distributed across the state in Phase 1b with a priority for those over the age of 75. Unfortunately we know that many of our seniors may not be equipped with email or internet access to make an appointment. I appreciate the partnership with our senior providers to lend a helping hand to our Norwalk seniors so they can get vaccinated,” Mayor Rilling said. “I continue to advocate for additional vaccine from the state. I am pleased that we will be receiving a large delivery this week and will be able to host multiple clinics. We will continue to ramp up our vaccination efforts in the days, weeks, and months ahead. I remind the public that these efforts are a marathon – not a sprint – and to remain patient as the demand for vaccine continues to outpace the available supply.”
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.
Number of 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
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