Recent Updates from the Mayor’s Office
- The City will host a pop-up COVID-19 testing site at Building One Community (75 Selleck Street) on Friday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- The Stamford High School Testing Site will close Friday June 5th. A new testing site will replace it at 30 Buxton Farms Road, operated by Murphy Medical Associates; open Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Call 203.658.6051 or go online to schedule an appointment.
- The City of Stamford will host a mask giveaways Thursday, June 4 at Rippowam Middle School (381 High Ride Road), 1 p.m.–5 p.m.
- Stamford Girl Scouts will host a drive-thru/drop off food drive on Saturday June 6th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Glenbrook Station, 2 Crescent Street.
- Stamford Public Schools will host a Parent Pop-Up Webinar to aid in discussions surrounding recent acts of racism and violence on Friday June 5th at 5:00 p.m. A link to attend will be shared within the coming week.
- Stamford Public Schools is sponsoring a Kinsa Digital Thermometer giveaway for all SPS families who are Free or Reduced Lunch participants. Each eligible family can pick up one free thermometer at the Nathan Wider Community Center, 137 Henry Street, between the hours of 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, June 5th; Monday, June 8th; Wednesday, June 10th or Friday, June 12th.
All information about how to help Stamford during the COVID-19 public health emergency can be found at https://www.stamfordct.gov/office-of-the-mayor/pages/give-help. Residents can find this information by visiting http://www.stamfordct.gov/covid19 and selecting “How to Help.”
Local Data as of June 2:
- Stamford cases: 3128
- Stamford case rate: 2410/100,000, or one out of every 42 people in Stamford.
- Stamford deaths: 187
- Connecticut cases: 42,979
- Connecticut deaths: 3972
Lowest number of deaths we’ve seen in months. More tests, rates coming down. Free testing is available in various places. We are not at capacity.
We acknowledge the Floyd George tragedy. If you are not touched by what happened to Mr. George, you are not human. No arrests, no looting, that’s the Connecticut way. We’re holding the peace.
FEMA approves funding for crisis counseling in Connecticut
Governor Lamont today announced that the State of Connecticut has received approval from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide crisis counseling to those who have been impacted by COVID-19. This program will be administered by the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services in cooperation with the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. Full details at June 2 update, link below.
Additional emergency SNAP benefits being delivered June 18 to more than 108,000 households in Connecticut
The Connecticut Department of Social Services today announced that it will provide $16.3 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to nearly half of Connecticut’s SNAP participants on Friday, June 12, 2020. Full details at June 2 update, link below.
Governor’s 49th executive order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19
Child care facilities may now provide care for up to fifty (50) children without obtaining approval from the Commissioner of Early Childhood. Any facility caring for more than fifty (50) children in one facility must obtain approval from the Commissioner of Early Childhood and demonstrate sufficient separation of groups of children within the facility.
Governor Lamont Announces Launch of Statewide COVID-19 Seroprevalence Project to Track Pandemic Infection Data in Connecticut
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the State of Connecticut is partnering in a first-of-its-kind, statewide project to quantify the spread of COVID-19 within the state by conducting a seroprevalence study of 1,400 randomized, representative Connecticut residents.
Project Will Be Led by Yale University in Collaboration with Gallup, Quest Diagnostics, and The Jackson Laboratory.
For the full details, visit the June 2 Press Release on the matter.
“COVID-19 may have changed the way we do things in Connecticut, but it cannot change who we are as a people. Together we will meet this challenge. And together we will navigate the path forward.” See the State’s Connecticut COVID-19 Response page, the gateway to all of the state’s COVID-19 resources.