HEADLINES

City of Stamford Mask Giveaway Tomorrow at St. Mary Church, DPH Interactive Dashboard Tracks COVID-19 Cases and Deaths

According to the most recent report — last updated at 4:00 p.m. on May 12thStamford has 2,946 confirmed cases of COVID-19, compared to 2,937 confirmed cases on May 11th.

Connecticut’s DPH provides an interactive dashboard tracking cases and deaths across the entire state. According to this resource, Stamford has 163 reported deaths attributed to COVID-19 cases.

Connecticut’s DPH provides information on reported cases in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. This data is updated weekly and is hosted on the City of Stamford’s website. Last updated: May 10th, data from May 6th.

Governor Ned Lamont announced that the State of Connecticut received its largest shipment of personal protective equipment (PPE), including:

  • 6 million surgical masks
  • 500,000 protective masks
  • 100,000 surgical gowns
  • 100,000 temporal thermometers
  • Governor Ned Lamont announced that he is appointing Department of Social Services Commissioner Deidre Gifford to serve as acting commissioner of the Department of Public Health, effective immediately.
  • Gifford will replace Commissioner Renée Coleman-Mitchell who has served as commissioner since Governor Lamont took office in 2019.

Community:

  • The City of Stamford will host a mask giveaway May 13 at St. Mary’s Church, 566 Elm Street from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Stamford’s Municipal Tax Relief Deferral Program is available for residents who can document significant economic impact during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Under this program individuals, businesses, or nonprofits may apply to defer for 90 days their obligation to pay property taxes.
  • More information, including a link to applications is available here: https://www.stamfordct.gov/tax-collection/pages/stamford-municipal-tax-relief-deferral-program.
  • Applications must be received no later than July 1, 2020, applications not received by July 1 cannot be accepted per the Governor’s Executive Order.

Services:

  • No recent updates.

School:

  • A new site has been added for Stamford Public Schools’ Grab-and-Go Meals program.
  • Latham Wilder (South End Community Center), back parking lot.
  • Available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
  • See the “Stamford Public Schools” section of Ongoing Information for more details on the Grab-and-Go Meals program.

Help Stamford

All information about how to help Stamford during the COVID-19 public health emergency can be found at https://www.stamfordct.gov/office-of-the-mayor/pages/give-help.

Volunteer

  • The City of Stamford maintains a volunteer signup sheet for future volunteer opportunities.
  • Stamford Together, a citywide volunteer program to help support emergency response efforts related to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Volunteers can contribute to five major initiatives (click each title to sign up):
  • Testing Site Volunteer Program: As the City launches more testing sites, volunteers are needed to keep these sites functional.
  • Resident Delivery Program: Volunteer drivers are needed to provide delivery services to quarantined members of our community.
  • Stamford Citizen Services Corp: A combination of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC).
  • The Community Emergency Response Team is a program that provides a consistent nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks.
  • The Medical Reserve Corps is a national network of medical and public health professionals who assist emergency response during public health emergencies.
  • Homemade Mask Production: Masks produced by volunteers will be picked up by a delivery driver through a partnership with local dry-cleaning service providers. Masks will be cleaned and disinfected then distributed to the community.
  • Volunteer spots for Grab and Go Meals and Senior Outreach have been completely filled.
  • Students and retired health care workers are encouraged to register for Connecticut’s CT Responds, a statewide volunteer management system.

Donate

Connecticut’s Department of Public Health (DPH) provides a daily update on the state’s COVID-19 situation. Residents can visit this link for new updates daily.

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