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Stamford Averages 51 New COVID Cases per Day, Mayor Update

COVID-19 Updates

Today — November 12 — Stamford has 4,719 confirmed cases and 231 probable cases. Last week — November 5 — Stamford had 4,357 confirmed cases and 195 probable cases. These numbers suggest Stamford has had 362 new cases in the past week, roughly 51 new cases per day on average.

Residents are reminded to follow the Reopening Phase 2.1 health and safety guidelines:

  • Restaurants
  • 50% indoor capacity, 6 ft of spacing and/or nonporous barriers
  • No more than 8 people per table
  • Indoor and patio service must close no later than 9:30 p.m.
  • Takeout and delivery is allowed past 9:30 p.m.
  •  Personal services
  • 75% indoor capacity (unchanged), 6 ft of spacing and/or nonporous barriers
  • Event Venues (amphitheaters, race tracks, etc.)
  • 25% capacity, 6 ft spacing between parties, masks required
  • Must close no later than 10 p.m. 
  • Indoor Performing Arts and Movie Theaters
  • 50% capacity, 6 ft spacing between parties, masks required
  • No more than 100 people
  • Indoor recreation
  • 50% capacity, 6 ft spacing between parties, masks required
  • No more than 100 people
  • Religious Gatherings
  • 50% indoor capacity, no more than 100 people, 6 ft spacing between parties, masks required
  • Virtual services are encouraged
  • Private gatherings, commercial venue
  • No more than 25 people, indoors
  • No more than 50 people, outdoors
  • Private gatherings, residential
  • No more than 10 people (indoors or outdoors)

 

COVID Resources

Residents can read daily updates on new cases in Stamford by visiting the State of Connecticut’s dedicated website for COVID-19 updates located here: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/COVID-19-Data-Tracker.

Stamford testing sites

  • Stamford Hospital on Bennett Medical Center Campus. Operated by Stamford Health. Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Schedule an appointment by calling 203.27
  • DOCS Urgent Care. 2001 West Main Street. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Open Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Schedule an appointment online or call 203.298.4600.
  • AFC Urgent Care. 3000 Summer Street. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Schedule an appointment online or call 203.969.2000.
  • Community Health Center. 22 Fifth Street. Open every day, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Schedule an appointment, call 203.323.8160.
  • CVS Health. 1928 W Main Street, 229 Hope Street and 969 High Ridge Road. Drive-thru testing. Schedule an appointment online.
  • More information on testing in Stamford available here.

Community

  • The City will host a mask giveaway on Saturday, November 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rippowam Middle School (381 High Ridge Road).
  • There are three upcoming pop-up testing events:
  • Tuesday, November 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Courtland Dog Park (39 Courtland Avenue) Testing by Optimus Health Care.
  • Thursday, November 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Courtland Dog Park (39 Courtland Avenue) Testing by Optimus Health Care.
  • Saturday, November 21 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at First United Methodist Church (42 Cross Street) with Dr. Tabitha Fortt.

State

  • Governor Ned Lamont announced the State of Connecticut has launched its official COVID-19 exposure notification app, COVID Alert CT. The app informs users if they may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 – all without sharing any personal information.
  • Click here for download instructions.
  • The Connecticut Department of Public Health issued a statewide public health advisory due to higher COVID-19 case rates across the state. In coordination with Governor Ned Lamont’s Executive order 9K, DPH Acting Commissioner Deidre S. Gifford MD MPH is issuing an advisory for all Connecticut residents to stay home between the hours of 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. in order to reduce the risk of further viral transmission.
  • The advisory applies to every Connecticut resident, except
  • 1) those who are essential workers who must leave home in order to go to their jobs; and
  • 2) anyone who must leave their home on an emergency basis to seek medical care or to purchase medical supplies, food or groceries.
  • The guidance for the operation of interscholastic, youth and other amateur sport activities during the COVID-19 Pandemic has been updated according to risk.
  • Click here for more information regarding risk associated with each sport.

Leaf Pickup

Stamford’s Leaf Pickup Program will begin this week. The City will also pickup storm debris placed alongside leaves this year.

  • Residents are asked to place their leaves curbside for City crews to pick up. Leaves can be “loose” or bagged, but they cannot block public roads or sidewalks.
  • Storm debris must be separated from leaves. Mixed debris and leaves will not be picked up.
  • Starting on November 30th through December 14th the intersection of Weed Avenue and Route 1 will be reconstructed. Access to Weed Avenue will be closed. Local access to homes and businesses will be from the south end of Weed Avenue at Cove Road. Proper detour signs will be placed along the route ahead of time

Road work in Stamford

  • Updated information is available for the paving schedules:
  • Drainage work in progress on Shippan Avenue.
  • Drainage work in progress on Hope Street from Bouton Street to Woodway Road.
  • Drainage work in progress Woodway Road from Hope Street to Darien town line.
  • Drainage work in progress on Regent Court.
  • Drainage work in progress on Dorset Lane.
  • The City will soon begin work on West Hill Road, near Drum Hill Lane to address drainage concerns.

Schools

Stamford Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Tamu Lucero coordinated a public webinar about COVID-19. A recording of the presentation and the presentation document is available on the City’s website. 

The presentation featured Mayor David Martin, Director of Health Dr. Jennifer Calder, Stamford's Medical Advisor Dr. Henry Yoon, and School Nurse Supervisor Moira Bryson.

  • Dr. Yoon went into detail on Stamford's contact tracing and how it impacts schools.
  • The Stamford Public Education Foundation (SPEF) is partnering with the Stamford Public Schools to launch its Here-to-Help family engagement program. This program connects families with information to enhance school engagement and access community resources.
  • Family Needs Request Forms available in English and Spanish.

Events & Meetings

  • United Way of Western Connecticut and Stamford Food Collaborative will host a community food drive on Saturday, November 14 at First Presbyterian Church (1101 Bedford Street) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (time subject to change).
  • Donations can be made to United Way of Western Connecticut.

Municipal meetings:

  • Stamford’s Board of Representatives next regularly scheduled meeting will be on Monday, December 7 at 8 p.m.
  • Stamford’s Board of Finance next regularly scheduled meeting will be on Thursday, November 12 at 7 p.m.
  • Stamford’s Board of Education next regularly scheduled meeting will be on Tuesday, November 24 at 7 p.m.

 

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