Update: The information below has since been revised. Please visit norwalkct.org/citynews for the latest news and information
Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, Norwalk City Hall will operate with limited staff and scaled-back services amidst the growing COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic. City Hall will have staggered hours and are subject to change. Please call ahead before visiting City Hall. Norwalk First Responders will maintain their normal shifts and schedules. Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling made this decision to protect the health and safety of the public and City staff, while maintaining core government functions. A majority of Board and Commission meetings over the next two weeks will also be canceled, or moved to teleconference.
The public is asked to visit norwalkct.org and take advantage of the many online services available. The City’s Customer Service Department will be available to answer questions and can be reached at (203) 854-3200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following City Departments/Agencies will be CLOSED to the public:
The following Departments will operate with ADJUSTED hours/services:
To reach the Mayor’s Office, please email Mayor@norwalkct.org.
All public meetings from March 16 – March 27, 2020 have been cancelled, EXCEPT for the following:
This list does not include Board of Education meetings. For those details, please visit norwalkps.org.
Some meetings may not occur in person, but rather, will be conducted via teleconference. Members of the public can call in to participate. The City’s website, norwalkct.org, will post updated agendas and information in the coming days. The City of Norwalk strongly encourages members of the public to submit comments electronically for meetings and public hearings.
Members of the public are encouraged to sign-up for the City’s CodeRED Emergency Alert Notification System at norwalkct.org/codered. Mayor Rilling will provide updates on the City’s website, social media, and CodeRED.
The State of Connecticut has launched a Joint Information Center (JIC) as part of a coordinated effort to provide critical institutions playing a major role in the response with information on developments related to coronavirus. The JIC is intended to provide all stakeholders – including the media, municipalities, school districts, hospitals, medical providers, colleges and universities, the business community, and others – with a resource for specific information related to the State of Connecticut and its response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The JIC can be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 860-754-8342 or emailing COVID19.JIC@ct.gov.
Those who feel symptomatic should call their doctor for guidance and avoid showing up to an emergency room or doctor’s office. Residents can call 2-1-1 for additional guidance. Murphy Medical Associates is offering drive through testing in Greenwich, Stamford, and Stratford. Please visit coronatestct.com for more details.
The most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 will also be shared online at norwalkct.org/coronavirus.