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City of Stamford reports 738 new COVID cases in one week, average of 105 new cases per day

City of Stamford COVID-19 Updates

Today — December 10 — Stamford has 7,400 confirmed cases. Last week — December 3 — Stamford had 6,662 confirmed cases. These numbers suggest Stamford has had 738 new cases in the past week, roughly 105 new cases per day on average. The City of Stamford has compiled a visualization of data up to December 8.

Stamford testing sites

  • Community Health Center. Cove Island Park and Scalzi Park. Open every day, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Testing is first come, first serve.
  • Family Centers. 60 Palmer’s Hill Road. Open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Testing is first come, first serve.
  • Optimus Healthcare. UConn Stamford. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Testing is first come, first serve.
  • 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.
  • Stamford Hospital. Operated by Stamford Health. Open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Schedule an appointment by calling 203.276.3300.
  • Tully Health Center. Operated by Stamford Health. Open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Schedule an appointment by calling 203.276.3300. Must have a doctor’s order faxed.
  • AFC Urgent Care. 3000 Summer Street. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Testing is first come, first serve.
  • CVS Health. 1928 W Main Street, 229 Hope Street and 969 High Ridge Road. Drive-thru testing. Schedule an appointment online.
  • Additional testing availability:
  • Sema4. Stamford High School Hillandale Avenue Parking Lot. Open every Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Accessible Pharmacy offers in-home testing for blind, low vision, elderly, veteran, and disabled residents. Schedule an appointment online or call 215.799.9900.
  • Community Health Center Pop-Up Testing at Fire Headquarters (629 Main Street) every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for residents in the affordable housing units surrounding Fire HQ.
  • More information on testing in Stamford available here.

Community

  • Optimus Healthcare testing site at 805 Atlantic Street relocated to UConn Stamford.
  • COVID-19 testing will no longer take place at the 805 Atlantic Street location.
  • Stamford’s Patriotic and Special Events Committee in coordination with the Stamford Veterans Park Partnership livestreamed a Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony on Monday, December 7.
  • A recording of the ceremony is available here.

State

  • Governor Ned Lamont announced he has signed a proclamation declaring Thursday, December 10, 2020 as Get Covered 2021 Connecticut Day in the State of Connecticut in an effort to drive health coverage enrollment.
  • Connecticut residents can enroll or renew their health insurance plans with the state’s marketplace Access Health CT until December 15, 2020, for coverage starting on January 1, 2021.
  • Governor Ned Lamont announced Connecticut has become the first state in the nation to require all high schools in the state offer courses on African-American, Black, Puerto Rican, and Latino studies.
  • Governor Ned Lamont announced he plans to sign an executive order that expands eligibility to the federal Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program for Connecticut residents who did not initially qualify for the program.
  • Read the full release here.

Services & Schools

Services

  • An updated map of the City’s leaf pickup progress is available here (as of Monday, Dec. 7). The gray shaded area indicates where pickup has already occurred.
  • 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.
  • Updated information is available for the paving schedules:
  • Drainage to start on Largo Drive this week.

Schools

Events & Meetings

Events:

  • Stamford Cradle to Career is hosting a Community Racial Justice Series. The next session will be held on Tuesday, December 15 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • More details available here.
  • Pre-register here.
  • The City of Stamford will host a COVID-19 Situation Update Livestream on Tuesday, December 15 at 6 p.m.
  • More details available here.
  • Stamford’s COVID-19 Situation Update Livestream is hosted every Tuesday at 6 p.m. Residents can visit this link to see the livestream or archives of previous livestreams.

Municipal meetings:

  • Stamford’s Board of Representatives next regularly scheduled meeting will be on Monday, January 4 at 8 p.m.
  • Stamford’s Board of Finance next regularly scheduled meeting will be on Thursday, December 10 at 7 p.m.
  • Link to meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85720760490#success
  • Stamford’s Board of Education next regularly scheduled meeting will be on Tuesday, December 22 at 7 p.m.

From the Mayor’s Office:

  • Mayor David Martin hosted a COVID-19 Update Livestream on Tuesday.
  • A recording of this livestream is available here.
  • The presentation used in this livestream is available here.
  • Mayor Martin lit the Christmas Tree and Menorah in the Stamford Government Center and livestreamed to Facebook a short message for the upcoming holiday season.
  • The video is available on Facebook.
  • Last weekend, a federal judge ordered the federal government to reverse limits placed on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program under the Trump administration. Stamford was one of 55 municipalities that signed an amicus brief supporting the case that led to this decision.

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