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The Works from City of Stamford: COVID Case Numbers, Vaccine Rollout, Testing, and More

The Works 

A weekly newsletter released by the City of Stamford on Thursdays.

 

From the Mayor’s Office:

  • During Mayor Martin’s weekly COVID-19 Livestream, Stamford Health President Kathy Silard shared details on the State’s new age-based vaccination rollout schedule. Watch here.
  • Governor Lamont announced the following age-based vaccination rollout schedule:
  • March 1, 2021: Expands to age group 55 to 64
  • March 22, 2021: Expands to age group 45 to 54
  • April 12, 2021: Expands to age group 35 to 44
  • May 3, 2021: Expands to age group 16 to 34
  • Do you have a loved one who is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine but they are bedbound? Residents can now schedule for the City’s Department of Health to visit a residence and administer the vaccine to bedbound residents.
  • Call 203.977.4378 to sign up. Operating hours Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Click here for more details
  • The City of Stamford’s new website will launch on Tuesday, March 2.
  • Mayor Martin hosted a COVID-19 Update Livestream on Tuesday.
  • A recording of this livestream is available on Facebook.
  • The presentation used in this livestream is available here.
  • Mayor Martin will host another COVID-19 Update Livestream on Tuesday, March 2.

COVID-19 Updates

Case Numbers

  • Today — February 25 — Stamford has 12,880 confirmed cases. Last week — February 18 — Stamford had 12,553 confirmed cases. These numbers suggest Stamford has had 327 new cases in the past week, roughly 47 new cases per day on average. The City of Stamford has compiled a visualization of data up to February 23.
  • 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.
  • Daily updates are also provided on Channel 79 for Optimum subscribers.
  • Residents can check Yale University’s COVID-19 Wastewater Tracker as an early indicator of more cases: https://yalecovidwastewater.com/

Vaccine rollout

  • The State of Connecticut is using an age-based vaccination rollout. The full schedule is available here, currently eligible residents include:
  • This phase includes:
  • Healthcare personnel,
  • Long-term care facility residents,
  • Medical first responders,
  • Individuals 65 and older,
  • Residents and staff of select congregate settings.
  • On February 22nd, the Governor announced a tentative schedule for future eligibility:
  • March 1, 2021: Expands to age group 55 to 64
  • March 22, 2021: Expands to age group 45 to 54
  • April 12, 2021: Expands to age group 35 to 44
  • May 3, 2021: Expands to age group 16 to 34
  • Need a COVID-19 Vaccine?
  • Vaccines are given by appointment only. 
  • The following is a list of vaccine providers located in Stamford. 
  • Stamford Health – One Hospital Plaza: 
  • http://stamfordhealth.org/covid19vaccine
  • Call Stamford Health’s assistance line at 203.276.7300.
  • Community Health Center (“CHC”) – 22 Fifth Street
  • https://dphsubmissions.ct.gov/OnlineVaccine
  • Community Health Centers (“CHC”) – Lord & Taylor Parking Lot
  • Drive-through COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinic. Enter at the northern entrance on Long Ridge Road.
  • Call the State’s Vaccine Appointment Assist Line at 877.918.2224 to register.
  • Check www.211ct.org for more locations.
  • Missed your vaccine appointment due to weather? Here's what you can do:
  • Did you schedule at Stamford Health? Stamford Health has a policy of calling every resident who has their appointment canceled by weather. If you have not been called, please call their phone assist line at 203.276.7300.
  • Did you schedule at a site other than Stamford Health? Please call 877.918.2224 (or "211" if you are in Connecticut) to reschedule. 

Other resources

  • Questions about COVID-19 or the vaccine? Send them to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and they will be answered on the Mayor's weekly Tuesday night COVID-19 Livestream (on Facebook and YouTube).
  • All information about Stamford’s response to COVID-19 can be found on our website at www.stamfordct.gov/covid19.
  • All information about Reopening Guidelines can be found on our website at www.stamfordct.gov/reopenstamford.
  • Residents interested in volunteer efforts to assist with the COVID-19 public health emergency can visit Stamford Together for more information at https://www.stamfordct.gov/stamfordtogether.  
  • Residents can click the following links to read data on reported cases in Nursing Homes or Assisted Living Facilities.

Stamford COVID-19 testing sites:

Free testing sites, no insurance necessary:

  • CIC Health. 845 Canal Street. Open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are recommended, but some walk-ins are accepted. Schedule an appointment online. Results generally within 24 – 30 hours.
  • Sema4. Located in Stamford High School’s Hillandale Avenue parking lot every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Community Health CenterCove 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 3 p.m. Pre-register online or walk in with no appointment.

Other testing sites, generally covered by insurance (check with your provider):

  • DOCS Urgent Care. 2001 West Main Street. Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Open Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Schedule an appointment online or call 203.658.8291.
  • 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. Must have a doctor’s order faxed.
  • 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, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Open Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Testing is first come, first serve.
  • CVS Health. 1938 W Main Street229 Hope Street and 969 High Ridge Road. Drive-thru testing. Schedule an appointment online.
  • Yale New Haven Health. 260 Long Ridge Road. Schedule an appointment online.
  • Additional testing availability:
  • Accessible Pharmacy offers in-home testing for blind, low vision, elderly, veteran, and disabled residents. Schedule an appointment online or call 215.799.9900.
  • More information on testing in Stamford available here.

Community

  • There is a local election in Stamford on Tuesday, March 2.
  • State Senate District 27 — which represents much of Stamford — will have a special election to fill the seat following the resignation of State Senator Carlo Leone.
  • Leone resigned to become a Special Adviser to the State Transportation Commissioner Joseph Giuletti.
  • Please note residents in “North Stamford” are not in State Senate District 27 and cannot vote in this election.
  • Find your voting location here.
  • Click here for an FAQ about the special election.
  • The City’s new website will launch on Tuesday, March 2.
  • The web address will remain the same (www.stamfordct.gov).
  • Many webpages will use the same URL, though some pages may redirect to an updated version of the page on the new website.
  • For example, www.stamfordct.gov/vaccine will still take visitors to the page for vaccine information in Stamford.
  • Alternatively, pages like https://www.stamfordct.gov/road-maintenance may redirect to a new page such as www.stamfordct.gov/road-paving. Please update bookmarks or favorites to avoid broken links.
  • Many residents get to the City’s website by searching for it through Google (or other search engines). When any website is updated, search engines like Google may have a delay in updating its search results. If you cannot find our website through a search engine, remember you can always visit www.stamfordct.gov directly.
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue to underscore that there is no credible evidence of food or food packaging associated with or as a likely source of viral transmission of COVID-19.
  • For more information on food safety and COVID-19, click here.

State

  • Governor Ned Lamont announced Connecticut will continue with an age-based approach to expanding eligibility to the vaccine, explaining that other previously considered scenarios proved overly complex and confusing, would potentially exacerbate inequities in vaccine distribution, and slow down the process of providing it to Connecticut residents.
  • To provide clarity and predictability, the governor announced a schedule for age-based eligibility for the next several months. The planned schedule is as follows:
  • March 1, 2021: Expands to age group 55 to 64
  • March 22, 2021: Expands to age group 45 to 54
  • April 12, 2021: Expands to age group 35 to 44
  • May 3, 2021: Expands to age group 16 to 34

Schools

  • Superintendent Dr. Tamu Lucero released her weekly message to the district on Friday, February 19.

Events

  • Stamford Downtown and Stamford Tables present 2021 Winter Restaurant Weeks, going on now and continuing through Sunday, February 28.
  • Participating restaurants, menus and details can be found here.
  • The City of Stamford will host a COVID-19 Update Livestream on Tuesday, March 2 at 6 p.m.
  • More details will be available here.
  • Send questions to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • 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. The livestream is also accessible on the City of Stamford’s Facebook page.

Listings

  • Kittleman & Associates is seeking a Chief Executive Officer for Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens:
  • “The Bartlett is seeking a visionary and mission driven leader, with a track record in management, community relations, fund development, and with a passion and enthusiasm for public gardens, to serve as its next Executive Director.”
  • For more information click here.

Municipal meetings

  • Stamford’s Board of Representatives next regularly scheduled meeting will be on Monday, March 1 at 8 p.m.
  • Stamford’s Board of Finance next regularly scheduled meeting will be on Thursday, March 11 at 7 p.m.
  • Stamford’s Board of Education next regularly scheduled meeting will be on Tuesday, February 25 at 7 p.m.

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