On February 27, 2020 Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling released the following statement regarding COVID-19, the 2019 novel Coronavirus.
“I want to assure the public that we are monitoring the coronavirus closely and taking the matter seriously. Although there are no confirmed cases in our area, we should all take necessary precautions. Residents can take steps to stop the spread of germs by washing their hands regularly, covering their mouth when coughing or sneezing, and if they feel sick, to stay home from work or school. If someone feels flu-like symptoms, please contact your health care provider.
“I am in frequent contact with the experts at the Norwalk Health Department and Norwalk Department of Emergency Management. We are meeting regularly and are receiving updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health. We all must be cognizant that there will be disinformation and rumors circulating online. As this situation is evolving, we will be providing the most up-to-date and accurate information residents can trust at norwalkct.org/coronavirus.”