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Stamford Community Update: Drive Thru Flu Clinic on Saturday, COVID Cases, Water Conservation, and MORE!

Stamford’s Flu Shot campaign

Mayor David Martin joined Director of Health Dr. Jennifer Calder, and Chair of Infectious Diseases at Stamford Hospital Dr. Michael Parry to kickoff Stamford’s Flu Shot campaign at the City’s Department of Health Clinic.

COVID-19 Updates

  • Today — October 15 — Stamford has 3,753 confirmed cases and 82 probable cases. Last week — October 8 — Stamford had 3,700 confirmed cases and 80 probable cases.
  • 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 203.276.4111.
  • Murphy Medical Associates. 30 Buxton Farms Road. Open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 203.658.6051 or go online to schedule an appointment.
  • 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.
  • Optimus Health Care. 805 Atlantic Street. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Schedule an appointment, call 203.327.5111.
  • Community Health Center. 22 Fifth Street. Open Monday through Friday, 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.

The Department of Health will host a Flu Shot Drive-Through Clinic on Saturday, October 17 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Stamford High School parking lot.

  • More information — including registration forms — available here.
  • AFC Urgent Care is now providing walk-in rapid COVID-19 testing (same day results).
  • Voters looking for information about voting this election can visit the City’s dedicated webpage.
  • Residents can drop off absentee ballots at four locations in Stamford, ballots must be deposited no later than 8 p.m. on November 3:
  • Government Center Parking Garage, 888 Washington Boulevard.
  • Harry Bennett Library, 115 Vine Road.
  • Yerwood Center, 90 Fairfield Avenue.
  • Lathon Wider Community Center, 34 Woodland Avenue.
  • Stamford will follow the State’s guidance for Halloween this year. Please see the “State” section below for more details.
  • The Stamford Police will have an unused/unwanted medication drop-off event on Saturday, October 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Stamford Police Station, 725 Bedford Street.
  • All drop-offs are free, anonymous, and environmentally safe.
  • No liquids or needles will be accepted.
  • Stamford’s Leaf Pickup Program will begin in mid-November. The exact start date may change depending on weather.
  • Residents can visit the City’s dedicated webpage for more details.
  • Stamford’s Boxer Square project is up for a Reader’s Choice Award from America’s Transportation Awards. First place gets a $10,000 grant for a scholarship to give to a Stamford local.
  • To vote, click here. You can vote once every 24 hours. Voting ends October 25.

State

  • Governor Ned Lamont and the governors of four other northeast states issued a statement calling for reforms needed to achieve their states’ respective goals for clean, affordable, and reliable electricity.
  • Click here for more information.
  • Governor Ned Lamont announced he has signed into law a property revitalization bill that will promote the revitalization of environmentally contaminated, blighted parcels of land and put them back into good use in a way that will benefit the local economy of towns throughout Connecticut while at the same time ensuring environmental integrity.
  • The State of Connecticut has released guidance for celebrating Halloween this season while adhering to health and safety guidelines. Recommendations include:
  • Avoid:
  • Large parties exceeding 25 people indoors or 150 people outdoors. Hosting a party exceeding 25 people indoors or 150 outdoors can result in a $500 fine.
  • Indoor haunted houses where people may be crowded together.
  • Traditional trick-or-treating where treats are handed to children who go door to door.
  • Trunk-or-treat events where cars gather in a large parking lot and allow children to move from car to car to collect candy.
  • Instead, consider:
  • One-way trick-or-treating, where goodie bags or a large bowls of candy are placed outside your home for families to grab and go while continuing social distance.
  • If you choose to handout candy: make sure your face covering is in place before answering the door and wash/sanitize your hands before answering the door. Remain six feet from trick-or-treaters and place candy inside trick-or-treaters bags instead of handing it to them.
  • Parents should limit the number of homes their children visit and bring travel size hand sanitizer to use during trick-or-treating.
  • All trick-or-treating participants should wear a mask or face covering while outside at all times. Costume masks are not a substitute for a cloth or surgical mask.
  • Please visit the State’s dedicated webpage for Halloween guidance for a full list of recommendations.

Services & Schools

  • Aquarion Water Company announced the State of Connecticut’s drought has worsened and — with higher than average water demands — Aquarion is requesting customers turn off irrigation systems for the rest of the season. Residents are encouraged to use water more efficiently, including the following five tips:
  • Turn off the water while lathering up, shaving, or brushing your teeth.
  • Minimize baths and the amount of water used for each. Trim one minute off the length of showers.
  • Wash only full loads in your dishwater and washing machine.
  • Hand wash dishes in a pan or the sink, not under continuous running water.
  • Reuse dehumidifier water or use a bucket to capture shower and bath water while you wait for it to warm up, then reuse to water plants.
  • Eversourse reminds residents of various payment arrangements available to assist individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 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.

Events & Meetings

  • A virtual public meeting will be hosted by Connecticut’s Department of Transportation to share details of the Stamford Railroad Station Escalator and Elevator Replacement project.
  • This meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Information about this project, how to attend this meeting, and submit questions can be found here.
  • Residents with limited internet access can call 1.800.369.1922, participant code 3541879.
  • Municipal meetings:
  • Stamford’s Board of Representatives next regularly scheduled meeting will be on Wednesday, November 4 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, October 27 at 7 p.m.  

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