Next week is Pothole Week!
Residents are encouraged to report potholes to Fix It Stamford in preparation for extensive pothole repairs following the reopening of local asphalt plants for the Spring season.
Residents can report potholes (or other concerns that require action from City staff) by visiting www.stamfordct.gov/fixit.
AAA Bond Ratings
Mayor David Martin announced the City of Stamford has been awarded “AAA” bond ratings, the highest possible ratings, by Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings and Fitch Ratings. Both credit rating agencies commended the City’s management team, very strong economy, and strong budgetary performance and commented on Stamford’s stable outlook regarding the City’s proposed $43.3 million refunding bonds.
Click here to read the full release.
Today — April 15— Stamford has 15,108 confirmed cases. Last week — April 8 — Stamford had 14,767 confirmed cases. These numbers suggest Stamford has had 341 new cases in the past week, roughly 49 new cases per day on average. The City of Stamford has compiled a visualization of data up to April 13.
- 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/
There will be a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic open to anyone who served in the military, veteran spouses & veteran caregivers on April 17 from 8 am to 4 pm in Bridgeport, CT ay Harding High School, 379 Bond Street.
The State of Connecticut is using an age-based vaccination rollout.
The full schedule is available here, currently eligible residents include:
- Healthcare personnel,
- Long-term care facility residents,
- Medical first responders,
- Individuals 16 and older
- Residents and staff of select congregate settings.
Need a COVID-19 Vaccine?
Vaccines are given by appointment only.
The following is a list of vaccine provides located in Stamford:
- Stamford Health - 1 Elmcroft Road
- Call Stamford Health's assistance line at 203.276.7300
- Stamford Health - One Hospital Plaza
- Call Stamford Health's assistance line at 203.276.7300
- Community Health Center ("CHC") - 22 Fifth Street
- Community Health Center ("CHC") - Lord & Taylor Parking
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.
- 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 a Connecticut resident) to reschedule.
- All information about Stamford's response to COVID-19 can be found on our website at www.stamfordct.gov/covid19.
- 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.
- Governor Lamont and Attorney General William Tong warned Connecticut residents to be on alert for potential scams related to COVID-19 vaccines.
Stamford COVID-19 testing sites:
- Free testing sites, no insurance necessary:
- CIC Health. 845 Canal Street. Open Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 6:45 pm. Open Fridays from 8 am to 7:45 pm. Open Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. Appointments are recommended, but some walk-ins are accepted. Schedule an appointment online. Results within 24-36 hours.
- Sema4. Located in Stamford High School's Hillandale Avenue Parking lot every Wednesday from 3 pm to 7 pm. Saturday to Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm.
- Community Health Center. Cove Island Park and Scalzi Park. Open every day, 8:30 am to 4 pm. Testing is first come, first serve.
- Family Centers. 60 Palmer's Hill Road. Open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 3pm. 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 am to 8 pm. Open Saturday and Sunday, 8 am to 4 pm. Schedule an appointment online or call 203.658.8291.
- Stamford Hospital. Operated by Stamford Health. Open Monday through Saturday, 8 am to 4 pm. 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 am to 5 pm. 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 am to 9 pm. Open Saturday and Sunday, 8 am to 5 pm. Testing is first come, first serve.
- Yale New Haven Health. 260 Long Ridge Road. Schedule an appointment online.
- CVS Health. 1938 W Main Street, 229 Hope Street and 969 High Ridge Road. Drive-through testing. 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.
- Acting through the Department of Housing (DOH), the State of Connecticut is developing the UniteCT Program. This program will provide rental and utility payment assistance to qualified Connecticut households financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The intention of UniteCT is to help stabilize Connecticut’s Rental Housing Market.
- Click here to apply.
- Governor Lamont announced he has scheduled Tuesday, April 27 as the date to hold a special election to fill a vacancy for state representative in the 145th Assembly District of the Connecticut House of Representatives — which represents portions of Stamford.
- The seat became vacant on March 8 following the resignation of Patricia Billie Miller after she was elected to serve in the 27th State Senate District.
- More information on elections in Stamford.
State & Federal
Governor Ned Lamont announced more than $49 million in state funding that will support the development of hundreds of units of affordable housing in towns throughout Connecticut is anticipated to be approved when the State Bond Commission meets later this week.
Stamford will receive $1,625,000 in this state funding for 34 Units at Lawnhill Terrace 4.
Governor Ned Lamont and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Katie Dykes announced Connecticut’s State Parks system and boat launches are planning to return to providing full services to visitors during the 2021 season.
Click here for a summary of outdoor services and amenities at various locations administered by DEEP.
Governor Ned Lamont announced $2 million in state funding is anticipated to be approved next week by the State Bond Commission, which will be used to fund statewide repairs and maintenance works at Connecticut state parks, forests, and wildlife management areas. The announcement was made concurrent with the release of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) operational plan for the 2021 outdoor recreation season, which will have state parks, state forest recreation areas, and boat launches return to providing full services to visitors this year.
- The U.S. Federal Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Services (IRS) announced the federal income tax filing due date for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021. The IRS will be providing formal guidance in the coming days.
Services & Schools
Washington Boulevard between Main Street and Tresser Boulevard will be closed 6:00 pm on Friday, April 23 and continue through the next days until terminating on Monday, April 26 at 6:00 am. There will be a signed detour route and travelers should seek alternative routes and expect delays in the area.
This closure is to allow for the removal of a building crane at 100 Tresser Boulevard used on construction for "The Smyth."
Construction is ongoing in Boccuzzi Park. The basketball court will be permanently closed for public use. The court will be used for construction lay down space, and then eventually removed during road construction. A temporary basketball court will be constructed on the west tennis court within 30 days of the beginning of the building work. During that time, the entire court area may be closed off until complete. The park will be open during construction.
Updated information is available for the paving schedules:
- Summer Street has been milled and paving should begin this week.
- Paving on 3rd Street is in progress.
- Paving on Ursula Place is in progress.
- Paving on Turn of River sidewalk is in progress.
Click here to see this year's paving list.
- Stamford Public Schools’ (SPS) Office of Family and Community Engagement (OFCE) launched a series of free technology classes for parents, guardians and community agencies to help them better support their students and more effectively utilize school and district communications and learning platforms.
Events, Listings & Meetings
Registration for A Novel Affair to benefit the Ferguson Library is open. The free virtual event will take place Thursday, April 15, honoring Tom Cassone, for his service to the Ferguson Library and the Stamford community. Click here to register.
Earth Day is Thursday, April 22.
2021 Scofieldtown Yard Recycling Center Monthly Events will begin on May 1 at 55 Rockrimmon Road from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.
The City of Stamford and Stamford Health will host a virtual town hall on Thursday, May 13 from 7 pm to 7:30 pm. Learn about the science of COVID-19 and vaccine safety from national, state and local experts. Speakers include Dr. Calder (Director of Health, City of Stamford, Dr. Fuller (Virologist on the FDA advisory committee, Associate Professor at the University of Michigan), Dr. Ko (Connecticut Governor's Advisory Group and Department Chair & Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and Infectious Diseases, Yale Medical), and Dr. Parry (Chair of Infectious Diseases, Stamford Health).
The Ferguson Library and Darien Library Present an evening with Bestselling Author Chris Bohjalian in conversation with Cristina Alger. This is a virtual event on Thursday, May 20 at 6 p.m. Click here to register.
The City of Stamford will host a COVID-19 Update Livestream on Tuesday, April 20 at 6 pm.
Stamford's COVID-19 Update Livestream is hosted every Tuesday at 6 pm. 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.
- Stamford's Board of Representatives' next regularly scheduled meeting will be on Monday, May 3 at 8 pm
- Stamford's Board of Finance's next regularly scheduled meeting will be on Thursday, May 13 at 7 pm.
- Stamford's Board of Education's next regularly scheduled meeting will be on Tuesday, Aril 22 at 7 pm.