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The City of Stamford’s Office of Public Safety, along with the Stamford Department of Health, is closely monitoring the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and is in frequent communication with the CDC and the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health.
Reopening - Business Re-opening Guidelines
The State of Connecticut has announced Phase 2 of their reopening guidelines for the following sectors. If you are a business, organization, or individual with a question, concern, or comment about reopening, please fill out this form.
The City has put together a comprehensive reopening guidelines for industries scheduled to reopen. Please take some time to review both the City and State guidelines and take all necessary steps before opening.
Please note all businesses subject to these guidelines are required to self-certify prior to opening. If you already self-certified your business during Phase 1, your business will NOT need to certify again during Phase 2. The certification system can be accessed here.
City of Stamford Guidelines
State of Ct Guidelines
- Amusement Parks (Spanish)
- Hotels/Lodging (Spanish)
- Restaurants (Spanish)
- Museums, Zoos, and Aquariums (Spanish)
- Indoor Recreation (Bowling, Movie Theaters, Etc.) (Spanish)
- Libraries (Spanish)
- Outdoor Events (Spanish)
- Personal Services (Nail Salons, Tattoo Parlors, Etc.) (Spanish)
- Sports and Fitness Facilities (Gyms, Fitness Centers, Pools, Etc.) (Spanish)
- General Business Rules (Spanish)
- Hair Salons and Barbershops (Spanish) (June 1st)
- Museums and Zoos (Spanish)
- Offices (Spanish)
- Restaurants (Spanish)
Important Contact Information
- If you need non-emergency assistance related to COVID-19 dial 203-977-4050.
- For testing in Stamford, dial 203-977-4140.
- For the City of Stamford COVID-19 information hotline dial 203-977-8840
- Stamford Hospital Covid-19 Hotline is 203-276-4111, available 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.
- The State of Connecticut is partnering with United Way of Connecticut to answer questions: call 2-1-1 or text “CTCOVID” to 898211.
COVID-19 Contact List
|Questions related to coronavirus, coronavirus infections, quarantine, Stamford Health, or community physicians|
After hours: 2-1-1
Questions related to PPE donations, Environmental cleaning
|Director of Lab James Federici||[email protected]||203-977-4378|
Questions related to schools and daycares
|Nursing Supervisor Pat Caldwell||[email protected]||203-977-4370|
Questions related to restaurants, hotels, motels, rooming house, pools
|Health Inspector Gail Mcrae||[email protected]||203-977-5122|
|Business Related Questions|
Director of Economic Development Thomas Madden
|Food Distribution and Food Insecurity Related Questions|
Social Services Director Ellen Bromley
|All other questions|
Stamford Health Department
Upcoming Mask Distribution Dates
Rippowam Middle School - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
- Thursday, August 6
- Thursday, August 13
- Thursday, August 20
- Thursday, August 27
- 2020-07-23- Public Health Acting Commissioner Gifford's implementation order on the mandatory self-quarantine for travelers
- 2020-07-21- Governor Lamont's Executive Order 7III implementing a mandatory self-quarantine for travelers from states with high COVID-19 levels.
- 2020-05-18 - Hair Salons and Barbershops to Reamain Closed in Stamford
- 2020-05-15 - Statement on Covid-19 Testing and Reopen Stamford
- 2020-05-05 - Stamford Public Schools to Remain Closed Through End of The Scheduled School Year
- 2020-04-30 - Stamford Mayor and Top Officials Make Voluntary Salary Reductions
- 2020-04-24 - Stamford Announces Mask Distribution Sites for the Public
- 2020-04-23 - Stamford Begins Testing Nursing Home and Senior Living Facility Workers
- 2020-04-21 - Majority of Stamford Emergency Response Providers Tested for COVID-19
- 2020-04-21 - New "Quick Result" COVID-19 Test Available in Stamford
- 2020-04-20 - Stamford’s NAACP Branch Delivers Masks to Families in Apartment Buildings
- 2020-04-18 - Stamford Provides Thousands of Masks to Residents
- 2020-04-17 - City of Stamford Announces Isolation Housing for Recovering COVID-19 Patients
- 2020-04-16 - Statement on the Death Of Board of Education Member Jack Bryant
- 2020-04-10 - New "Quick Result" Covid-19 Test Available in Stamford
- 2020-04-07 - Stamford Closes Tennis Courts and Golf Courses
- 2020-04-02 - State on Employee's Information and HIPPA
- 2020-03-30 - Stamford Opens Westhill Testing Site & COVID-19 Testing Hotline
- 2020-03-26 - City Launches Stamford Together Volunteer Program
- 2020-03-20 - Stamford Opens New Cummings Park COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing Site
- 2020-03-19 - Mayor Announces Closure of All Body Care Facilities in Stamford
- 2020-03-16 - Stamford Public Schools now Closed Through April 10th
- 2020-03-13 - Mayor Announces Order Enforcing Occupancy Limits
- 2020-03-12 - First Case of COVID-19 in Stamford Followed All Precautionary Measures
- 2020-03-12 - All Schools Will Be Closed to Students Beginning Friday, March 13 through at least, Friday March 27, 2020
- 2020-03-10 - Stamford Senior Center Will Temporarily Suspend Programs Due to Coronavirus
- 2020-03-06 - Stamford Announces Extensive Preventative Measures Addressing COVID-19
- 2020-03-05 - A Message From Superintendent Dr. Tamu Lucero Regarding COVID-19
- 2020-03-04 - Stamford Health Dept - Coronavirus FAQ Sheet
- 2020-02-28 - City Agencies Prepare for the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
- 2020-02-05 - Stamford Implements Enhanced Monitoring for Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
- 2020-01-31 - Risk of Coronavirus in Stamford Remains Low
We are asking residents to stay informed about COVID-19. The CDC recommends the following prevention tips:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use the inside of your elbow.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, and certainly if your commute includes public transit.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others. The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected. Do NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker.
NEW: Access Health CT has extended their open enrollment period due to COVID-19. Uninsured individuals can sign up until April 17.
- The only way to sign up for this NEW Special Enrollment Period is by calling 855-365-2428.
- Individuals who experience a Qualifying Life Event (e.g. loss of coverage due to job change or unemployment) or qualify for Medicaid/Children’s Health Program (CHIP), can ALWAYS enroll online, in-person or over the phone and all help is free.
Public Utility Shut off Moratorium
CT Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) has ordered an emergency moratorium on electric, natural gas, and water utility shut-offs in response to the coronavirus pandemic. This moratorium will last for the duration of the Public Health and Civil Preparedness Emergency.
Disaster Distress Helpline
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a Disaster Distress Helpline that provides significant telehealth capability and provides 24/7 crisis counseling and support for people experiencing emotional distress related to disasters. Counselors have been trained in assisting anxious callers and have the capability to handle social isolation and distancing concerns. This multilingual, confidential crisis support service is available to all US and territory residents by calling 1-800-985-5990 or texting “TalkWithUs” to 66746.
Residents should view the following links for more information:
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- CDC - COVID-19 - How It Spreads
- CDC - COVID-19 - Symptoms
- CDC - COVID-19 - Testing
- CDC - COVID-19 - Protect Yourself
- CDC - COVID-19 - Frequently Asked Questions
- CDC - COVID-19 - Information on COVID-19 and Pregnant Women and Children
- CDC - COVID-19 - Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities
- State of Connecticut COVID-19 Announcements and Information
- State of Connecticut COVID-19 FAQ
- State of Connecticut 211- Coronavirus (COVID-19) – General Information for Connecticut
- Connecticut Department of Public Health: COVID19 Dashboard
- The Hub: Coping with Corona: Mental Health Supports in a Pandemic