As the State of Connecticut continues to respond to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates to the residents of Connecticut as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2020: More
Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, Norwalk City Hall will operate with limited staff and scaled-back services amidst the growing COVID-19 novel coronavirus outbreak. Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling made the decision today, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in order 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. More Mar 12, 2020 - 6:02:47 PM
Wilton Library’s drive thru window keeps people rolling Given the Town of Wilton’s current health advisories, Wilton Library will remain closed through Sunday, March 15. During this time, library custodial staff will perform systematic deep cleaning of all surfaces using CDC recommended guidelines. These cleaning procedures will be maintained for the foreseeable future. More Mar 12, 2020 - 5:46:24 PM
In response to the growing concerns over the spread of COVID19, SilverSource, the nonprofit agency that serves the greater Stamford senior community, has announced immediate updates to its programs and services to ensure the safety of its employees and clients. More Mar 12, 2020 - 4:11:10 PM
City: First Case of COVID-19 in Stamford Followed All Precautionary Measures On March 10th a Stamford resident who returned from international travel was preemptively isolated at Stamford Hospital. On the late evening of March 11th the resident tested positive for COVID-19 (commonly referred to as “the coronavirus”). This is the first reported case of COVID-19 among Stamford residents. This infection was not contracted in the United States or Stamford. More Mar 12, 2020 - 3:15:06 PM
Sound Tigers 4, Marlies 1 Kieffer Bellows and Travis St. Denis each scored twice on Wednesday to help the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (23-33-5-2), American Hockey League affiliate of the New York Islanders, earn a 4-1 win against the Toronto Marlies at Webster Bank Arena. Christopher Gibson also tied a season high with 44 saves to backstop the win, Bridgeport’s second in a row. More Mar 12, 2020 - 12:11:11 AM
CT AG Tong releases guidance on price gouging enforcement Attorney General William Tong on Tuesday released the following statement and guidance on price gouging enforcement after Gov. Ned Lamont declared civil preparedness and public health emergencies in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. More Mar 11, 2020 - 1:56:35 AM
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HARTFORD, CT - Today, state Senator Carlo Leone (D-Stamford) released the following statement regarding news of the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Stamford.
"The first case has been reported in the city of Stamford and officials are working diligently and taking proactive steps to follow the proper protocols regarding this situation at this time," said Sen. Leone. "We will share information with the public when appropriate. I cannot stress enough the importance of preparedness over panic as we all work to curtail the spread of this virus."
The confirmed case in Stamford becomes the fourth reported confirmed case in Connecticut. According to city officials, on March 10, the resident " returned from international travel was preemptively quarantined at Stamford Health." The next day the individual tested positive for COVID-19. City officials report the virus was not contracted in the United States or in Stamford. The release from the city is attached.
This news comes less than a day after the World Health Organization on Wednesday declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. On Thursday, Stamford schools announced they will close for at least two weeks and Governor Ned Lamont and state legislators encouraged employees who can work from their homes to do so.