The Works: Monday, June 29, 2020

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

“It seems inevitable that there will be an independent, bipartisan commission to evaluate the nation’s preparedness and response to the pandemic, in the style of the famous 9/11 commission empaneled in 2002.”

Lev Facher

Washington Correspondent, STAT News

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:

  • No recent updates.

COVID-19 Updates


  • Connecticut’s 10-cent charge for plastic bags will resume on Wednesday, July 1.
    • Connecticut’s Plastic Bag Ban was temporarily suspended on March 26 during the COVID-19 public health emergency.


  • Governor Lamont announced a comprehensive plan to put more than $33 million in state and federal resources to work providing emergency assistance to renters, homeowners, and residential landlords impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency.
    • Click here to read the elements of the plan.

From Thursday’s Newsletter:

  • Governor Ned Lamont of Connecticut, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo of New York, and Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey announced a joint incoming travel advisory that all individuals traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID-19 self-quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state.
    • This self-quarantine applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a state with a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.
  • Governor Ned Lamont and Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona announced details of the framework to allow all students – in all school districts statewide – the opportunity to have access to in-school, full-time instruction at the beginning of the 2020-21 academic year, as long as public health data continues to support this model.
    • Social distancing, facial coverings, frequent handwashing, enhanced cleaning, and cohorting will be used in classrooms.
  • Connecticut’s Department of Motor Vehicles partially reopened by appointment only. Open locations so far include Bridgeport, Waterbury, Hamden and Enfield. Not all services are available at all locations.
    • Click here for details.

Services & Schools

  • Stamford’s Highways Department paving list for this year is available to residents.
    • Please note paving dates are estimates subject to change based on weather and personnel. Paving typically begins in the Spring and continues — weather permitting — through to the end of the year. Roads cannot be paved when it is raining or snowing.
    • Residents can find this list by visiting: and clicking “2020 Road Paving Schedule” on the left-hand side.
  • Superintendent Tamu Lucero released a statement about Governor Lamont’s announcement to reopen Connecticut schools for in-person learning this fall.
  • Grab-and-Go Meals continue to be available for families throughout the summer.

Events & Meetings