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Stamford Community Update: Rodney Bass Joins Police Commission, COVID-19 Data, Free Breakfast/Lunch for Stamford Public School Students

From the Mayor’s Office

Mayor David Martin has sworn-in Rodney Bass — a lifelong Stamford resident and former principal of Turn of River Middle School — to Stamford’s Police Commission.

COVID-19 Updates

  • Today — September 17 — Stamford has 3,553 confirmed cases and 79 probable cases. Last week — September 10 — Stamford had 3,504 confirmed cases and 79 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, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Open Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 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, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Schedule an appointment, call 203.323.8160.
  • CVS Health. 1928 W Main Street and 229 Hope Street. Drive-thru testing. Schedule an appointment online.
  • More information on testing in Stamford available here.

State

  • The Connecticut Travel Advisory has been updated to include Puerto Rico.
  • States removed from the advisory this week: California, Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, and Ohio.
  • Click here for the full list.
  • Governor Ned Lamont announced that his administration, working in collaboration with Spectra Venue Management services, has reached an agreement with Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC to play its home games this season at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.

Services & Schools

  • Updated information is available for the paving schedules:
  • Main Street — from Greyrock Place to East Main Street — has been paved.
  • Bedford — from Forest Street to Hoyt Street — is currently being paved.
  • North Street — from Bedford Street to Prospect Street — is currently being paved.
  • Drainage work in progress on Shippan Avenue.
  • Drainage work in progress on Old Long Ridge Road.  
  • Stamford Public Schools announced that the Connecticut State Department of Education approved the district’s application to provide free breakfast and lunch meals to all SPS students for the remainder of 2020, as federal funding for this program allows.
  • Click here to read the full announcement.
  • SPS Superintendent Dr. Tamu Lucero has published two messages within the last week about COVID-19 protocols and the school year so far.

Events & Meetings

  • The City will host a Zoom public meeting on Tuesday, September 22nd at 5:00 p.m. to allow the public to give input and provide suggestions on how to improve the operations at Terry Conners Rink. Click here for more information.
  • To sign up to speak click here.
  • Webinar: https://zoom.us/j/95828275369
  • Call in: Dial 646.558.8656    
  • Webinar ID: 958 2827 5369 
  • Municipal meetings:
  • Stamford’s Board of Representatives next regularly scheduled meeting will be on Monday, October 5 at 8 p.m.
  • Stamford’s Board of Finance next regularly scheduled meeting will be on Thursday, October 8 at 7 p.m.
  • Stamford’s Board of Education next regularly scheduled meeting will be on Tuesday, September 22 at 7 p.m.   

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