The Works: Monday, July 27, 2020

A twice-weekly newsletter released by the City of Stamford on Mondays and Thursdays.

We’re definitely seeing more cases, both by number and rate, among our younger age group. Kids are socializing because that’s what kids do, but they need to realize that they’re not immune to COVID either.

Dr. Lynn Sosa

Deputy State Epidemiologist

Hartford Courant

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What’s in this newsletter?

  1. From the Mayor’s Office: Announcements from Mayor David Martin.

COVID-19 Updates: The latest information about the COVID-19 pandemic.

  1. Community: Information affecting residents in Stamford.
    • Information from the State of Connecticut affecting residents in Stamford.
  2. Services & Schools: Updates to City services and Stamford Public Schools.
  3. Events & Meetings: Upcoming events or legislative meetings in Stamford.

The content of this newsletter is compiled by the City of Stamford and relies on information provided by City staff, state elected officials, local organizations, health professionals, and members of the community. If you have information that should be included in this newsletter — or believe some information is incorrect — please contact the City’s Communications Assistant Arthur Augustyn using this form.


From the Mayor’s Office:

  • The City released its half-year report, highlighting some of Stamford’s accomplishments since January 2020.
    • This report highlights the City’s actions to address COVID-19, police reform, and new zoning laws.
    • The City’s previous report can be found here.
  • Mayor David Martin announced the City has reached an agreement with the Stamford Municipal Nurses Association (SMNA).
    • This agreement includes a no layoff clause, as well as no salary increase for fiscal year 2019-2020 and a reopener on salaries for fiscal year 2020-2021.
    • All previously laid off workers from this union will be rehired. SMNA represents 38 employees.
  • Following concerns of a possible second wave of COVID-19 and potential overcrowding at Stamford beaches, Mayor David Martin announced all City beaches are restricted on weekends and holidays to Stamford residents and individuals with an annual beach parking permit — effective Saturday, July 25.
    • Additionally, the number of vehicles allowed at Cove Beach, Cummings Beach, and West Beach will be limited to 75 percent of capacity (for example, a parking lot with 100 spaces will be limited to 75 spaces).

COVID-19 Updates

  • Today — July 27 — Stamford has 3,326 confirmed cases and 73 probable cases. Last week — July 23 — Stamford had 3,314 confirmed cases and 74 probable cases.
    • Residents can read daily updates on new cases in Stamford by visiting the State of Connecticut’s dedicated website for COVID-19 updates located here: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/COVID-19-Data-Tracker.
      • Daily updates are also provided on Channel 79 for Optimum subscribers.
  • All information about Stamford’s response to COVID-19 can be found on our website at www.stamfordct.gov/covid19.
  • All information about Reopening Guidelines can be found on our website at www.stamfordct.gov/reopenstamford.
  • Residents interested in volunteer efforts to assist with the COVID-19 public health emergency can visit Stamford Together for more information at https://www.stamfordct.gov/stamfordtogether.
  • Residents can click the following links to read data on reported cases in Nursing Homes or Assisted Living Facilities.
  • Stamford testing sites:
    • Stamford Hospital on Bennett Medical Center Campus. Operated by Stamford Health. Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Schedule an appointment by calling 203.276.4111.
    • Murphy Medical Associates. 30 Buxton Farms Road. Open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 203.658.6051 or go online to schedule an appointment.
    • DOCS Urgent Care. 2001 West Main Street. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Open Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Schedule an appointment online or call 203.298.4600.
    • AFC Urgent Care. 3000 Summer Street. Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Open Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Schedule an appointment online or call 203.969.2000.
    • Optimus Health Care. 805 Atlantic Street. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Schedule an appointment, call 203.327.5111.
    • Community Health Center. 22 Fifth Street. Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Schedule an appointment, call 203.323.8160.
    • CVS Health. 1928 W Main Street and 229 Hope Street. Drive-thru testing. Schedule an appointment online.
    • More information on testing in Stamford available here.

Community

  • No recent updates.

State

  • Governor Ned Lamont announced he signed an executive order creating a rebuttable presumption workers who contracted COVID-19 in the early days of the pandemic contracted it on the job and are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.

From Thursday’s newsletter:

  • There are now 31 states on the list for Connecticut’s travel advisory. Alaska, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Virginia and Washington were added. Minnesota was removed.
    • Click here for the full list of states.
  • Governor Ned Lamont announced that he has signed an executive order strengthening his previously enacted travel advisory for anyone entering Connecticut from states with high infection and positivity rates for COVID-19. The order changes the travel advisory to mandatory and has been taken in conjunction with similar measures by the governors of New Jersey and New York. Under the new order, failure to comply may result in a $1,000 penalty imposed by the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH).

Services & Schools

  • No recent updates.

Events & Meetings

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