COVID-19 - City News and Community Updates
City officials are working closely with partners at the state and federal levels, as well as our partners here in Norwalk, to monitor and respond to COVID-19, the 2019 novel Coronavirus.
Community Support and Volunteer Opportunities
|If you are interested in volunteering, we can help connect you with a local organization. Please click here to complete the survey.||If you represent an organization that is providing items or programs, needs donations, or volunteers, please click here to complete the survey.||To view a list of Community Based Organizations offering assistance please click here.|
Norwalk Health Department updates can be found here.
For medical advice, contact a health care provider or call the Nuvance Health COVID-19 Community Hotline at (888) 667-9262.
Statewide updates can be found here.
For the most up-to-date information and resources for businesses, including FAQs for outdoor dining and outdoor retail, please visit norwalkct.org/COVID19BusinessResources.
Last Updated June 3, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.
|Norwalk City Hall*||Closed to the public||Call 203-854-3200 or email email@example.com|
|Norwalk Public Schools||Closed for the remainder of the year||Free daily breakfast and lunch is provided to all families with children age 18 and under. Click here for the latest news from Norwalk Public Schools|
|Norwalk Public Libraries||Closed until further notice||Get eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers online. Click here for the latest updates from the Norwalk Public Library|
|Norwalk Police Department||Regular schedule||Fingerprinting and other public services are postponed. Call 203-854-3000 for more details|
|Norwalk Fire Department||Regular schedule||The Fire Marshal’s office has adjusted hours. Call 203-854-0200 for more details|
|Norwalk Senior Center||Closed until further notice||Click here for the latest updates from the Norwalk Senior Center|
|Norwalk Transit District||Adjusted Services||Board and Exit at the Rear Door of the Bus. Click here for the latest updates from the Norwalk Transit District|
|Norwalk Parks and Beaches||Adjusted||Parks and beaches are open under strict guidelines. All amenities are closed. Please visit norwalkct.org/reopennorwalk for more detailed information. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.|
|Curbside Garbage/Recycling||Regular Schedule||Call 203-854-3200 or email email@example.com|
|Norwalk Transfer Station||Adjusted Hours||Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.|
|Norwalk Yard Waste Site||Limited Hours||Open to both residential and commercial users Tuesday -Thursday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.|
|Yard Waste Collection||New Schedule||The spring Yard Waste collection is scheduled for the weeks of June 22 (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday City garbage collection) and June 29 (Thursday and Friday City garbage collection.) All material should be curbside by 6 a.m. on the Monday of the collection week.|
|Bulky Waste Collection||Suspended until further notice||Call 203-854-3200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Public Meetings (virtual)||Adjusted||Public meetings are now occurring via the Zoom online platform. More details here.|
|Parking Fees||Fees waived through May||Two-Hour limit still in effect.|
|Boat Launch at Veteran’s Park||Adjusted|
Boating Center hours and access to the boat ramps and marina will be restricted to Friday - Sunday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m Daily launch passes and seasonal permits will be available to purchase via credit card on-site. Please email email@example.com for more information.
*City Employees are working daily to provide critical government functions, but a majority of staff have been asked to telecommute. Members of the public who feel they have urgent matters are asked to please call/email specific departments for guidance.
Mayor Rilling issued three critical emergency orders that went into effect at 8 p.m. on March 30. A copy of the order can be viewed here.
Mayor Rilling is providing daily Norwalk-area specific updates. Please click here to read his latest update in English.
Para leer este mensaje en español, haga clic aquí.
All previous updates are below.
Mayor Rilling is also using the CodeRED Emergency Alert message to provide updates to residents. This service is opt-in, meaning members of the public have to sign up if they wish to receive these messages. To sign up, or to update contact information, please click here.
To hear the Mayor’s latest CodeRED message from April 13, 2020, click here.
Residents can find essential services in the area by calling 2-1-1- or clicking here. Residents may also call Norwalk Customer Service at (203) 854-3200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with city-specific questions.
The City of Norwalk has partnered with ABCD, Inc. and local food organizations and pantries to launch a COVID-19 Food Delivery Program for Norwalk residents. This program is free to individuals or families who are isolated or ) quarantined due to coronavirus and unable to leave their homes. Click here for more information or call (475) 489-9119 to schedule a delivery Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please click here for a listing of Norwalk organizations that offer food pantry and/or meal services.
Person-2-Person is also offering assistance, has volunteer opportunities and donation needs. Click here for more information and how you can help.
Many area social service agencies and nonprofits have adjusted their services, hours, and protocols. Please contact these organizations directly for more information or any restrictions.
|TOIVO has resources on staying digitally connected during these difficult times. Click here for more information.|
|GrantSpace has comprehensive list of links to financial assistance/ programs and grants for nonprofits, residents, artists and small businesses. Click here for more information.|
Social Distancing may cause or exacerbate mental health issues. The Hub CT has resources available for the public.
|The Senior Center is concerned about older adult residents and social isolation and community disconnect. Seniors can leave a message at 203-847-3115 (ENGLISH) or 203-299-1500 (EN ESPAÑOL) and a staff member will return their call.|
|Senior Warm Lines: Operated by the Senior Services Coordinating Council. Check-ins with a friendly voice or willing ear to those in need of a connection, resource or emotional support. Must call to participate 203-434-3085 or 203-434-1876. Monday-Friday between 9AM - 5PM.|
|The Statewide Young Adult Warmline operated by Join Rise Be is a phone-based peer support line. Young adults can reach a peer at 1-855-6-HOPENOW seven days a week from noon to 9 p.m.|
|Parents and caretakers in need of help with the stress and increased needs resulting from caring for their children during the COVID-19 crisis are invited to call the state’s new “Talk It Out” hotline to receive assistance. Parents and caretakers are invited to call 1-833-258-5011 or visit talkitoutct.com.|
|The State of Connecticut has guidance available for homeowners and renters during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for more information.|
|The State of Connecticut has launched a Joint Information Center (JIC) as part of a coordinated effort to provide information on developments related to coronavirus. The JIC can be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 860-754-8342 or emailing COVID19.JIC@ct.gov.|
On March 13, 2020, Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) announced that it issued a ruling directing all regulated electric, natural gas, and water companies in the state to cease residential service terminations for nonpayment as a protective measure during the current public health emergency. Click here for more details.
City Operating and Capital Budget
Governor Ned Lamont’s Executive Order No. 7C signed March 15, 2020 provides flexibility for municipal budget deadlines and related issues. The Executive Order extends all budget deadlines by 30 days. The Common Council will meet and approve a new budget schedule in the coming weeks.
The information on this page is the most up-to-date and supersedes information that may be found elsewhere on norwalkct.org.