COVID-19 Information

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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. 

COVID-19 Information
Business AssistanceCity Employee InformationStatus of City OrganizationsFAQ Sheet
Government OperationsSchoolsTesting Information Volunteer Opportunities 
  • If you need non-emergency assistance related to COVID-19 dial 203-977-4050. 
  • For testing in Stamford, dial 833-508-8378.
  • 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.

Department of Health COVID-19 Contact List

Questions related to coronavirus testing, coronavirus infections, quarantine, Stamford Health, or community physicians  

 

Stamford Health

 

 

203-276-4111

 

After hours: 2-1-1

 

Questions related to environmental cleaning

 

Director of Lab James Federicijfederici@stamfordct.gov203-977-4378

 

Questions related to PPE

 

Director of Lab James Federicijfederici@stamfordct.gov203-977-4378
Questions Related to TestingCity of Stamford Testing Hotline 833-508-8378

 

Questions related to schools and daycares

 

Nursing Supervisor Pat Caldwellpcaldwell@stamfordct.gov203-977-4370

 

Questions related to restaurants, hotels, motels, rooming house, pools

 

Health Inspector Gail McraeGMcrae@StamfordCT.gov203-977-5122

 

Questions from the press

 

Communications Assistant Arthur Augustyn

aaugustyn@stamfordct.gov

203-977-5115
Business Related Questions

 

Director of Economic Development Thomas Madden

 

Tmadden@stamfordct.gov203-977-5168
Food Distribution and Food Insecurity Related Questions

 

Social Services Director Ellen Bromley

 

Ebromley@stamfordct.gov203-977-4112
All other questions

 

Director of Health Dr. Jennifer Calder

 

StamfordDIRHLTH@stamfordct.gov203-977-4398

Releases 


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.
  • 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.
  • Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The purpose of a face mask is to prevent droplets from sneezing and coughing from becoming airborne.

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.

Additional Resources

Residents should view the following links for more information:

 

CDC - COVID-19 - Stop the Spread of Germs