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Last Updated: March 7, 2021
Mayor Rilling Provides Local Update on Coronavirus
City officials are working closely with partners at the state and federal levels, as well as partners in Norwalk, to monitor and respond to COVID-19, the 2019 novel Coronavirus. Statewide updates can be found online at ct.gov/coronavirus. Mayor Rilling provided the following Norwalk-area specific updates regarding COVID-19 coronavirus as of 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 7, 2021:
- Since yesterday, there are 21 new positive cases in Norwalk, bringing the total positive reported cases to 9,599. There were no new deaths reported.
- Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing is available daily 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Veteran’s Park and Norwalk Community College. Due to high demand, testing lines may be closed periodically during the day and there may be significant wait times. Cars should not park on neighboring streets as walk-up capacity is limited. Anyone seeking a COVID-19 test is advised to pre-register online at chc1.com.
- Additional drive-thru COVID-19 testing will be available Tuesday, March 9 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Ponus Ridge Middle School, 21 Hunters Ln. Visit norwalkct.org/testing for the latest updates.
- The City of Norwalk has a waiting list for residents who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. In the instance a Norwalk Health Department vaccination clinic has extra doses or appointments available due to cancelations or no-shows, residents will be called at random to fill open appointment slots. This is not an appointment request, and submitting information does not guarantee someone will be contacted to receive a vaccine. A person must be eligible at the time of vaccination to receive a vaccine through this wait list. Complete the form at norwalkct.org/waitlist.
- On Tuesday, March 9, at 9:45 a.m., Mayor Rilling will be joined by local faith leaders and members of the community for a special press conference at Grace Baptist Church, 17 West Ave., in Norwalk. Local officials will discuss the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine and encourage members of the public to get vaccinated. After the press conference, at 10 a.m. the Norwalk Health Department will be holding a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Church. This event is being held in partnership with the Norwalk Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship and will be streamed live on Facebook.
- Connecticut Food Bank and Foodshare will be holding a food distribution event on Wednesday, March 10 at Calf Pasture Beach from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. The parking area at Calf Pasture Beach will remain closed to the public until 1 p.m. There will be a special walk-up area to accommodate those without a vehicle. Those who wish to use the beach can park at the Shady Beach parking area, entering from Canfield Avenue. The food distribution event will occur every Wednesday until further notice. To volunteer for this event, a future event, or to make a donation, visit ctfoodbank.org.
“Vaccine eligibility has expanded faster than the available supply of vaccine. I know some residents have been able to make appointments, but those may be weeks ahead in April. I encourage residents to sign up for our wait list. You never know when you might get called and potentially get vaccinated sooner,” Mayor Rilling said. “Food access remains an issue, and I am pleased CT Foodbank and Foodshare have committed to having the mobile food drive continue through at least March. COVID-19 continues to impact our community. For those who are able, please consider making a donation to a local food bank – it will make a difference.”
Members of the public are encouraged to sign-up for the City’s CodeRED Emergency Alert Notification System at norwalkct.org/codered. Updates on City services, hours, and community resources will be routinely published at norwalkct.org/citynews. The latest health updates can be found at norwalkct.org/coronavirus.
Number of Norwalk COVID-19 Cases by Date of Specimen Collection
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