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Stamford COVID-19 Information:

This is just a small sampling of the twenty-plus pages of information at the City’s Site. You’ll find there information on a wide range of resources, including mortgage relief, openings and closings, special hours for seniors, opportunities to volunteer, donate, or otherwise make a difference, isolation housing, business guidelines, and a whole lot more. Here are what I think are worth looking at today:

COVID-19: If You Need Non-Emergency Assistance Please Dial Social Services at (203) 977-4050

In-person Classes at all K-12 Schools are Canceled Statewide for the Remainder of the Academic Year

Governor Ned Lamont announced today he is ordering in-person classes at all K-12 public school facilities in Connecticut to remain canceled for the rest of the 2019-2020 academic year and continue to provide distance learning.

Superintendent Dr. Tamu Lucero and Mayor David Martin announced Stamford Public Schools will continue to provide education to students via distance teaching and learning through to the end of the scheduled school year.

The last scheduled day for Stamford students in June 15, 2020.

Help Stamford

All information about how to help Stamford during the COVID-19 public health emergency can be found at the City’s<How to Help Stamford Page. Included are links for volunteering, home mask production, blood and plasma donations, and, of course monetary donations to the many groups and agencies providing necessary assistance to the people of Stamford at this time.

Testing for COVID-19 in Stamford

Residents can call Stamford’s dedicated Testing Hotline at 1.833.508.8378 for information on testing availability in the Stamford area.

For complete information, visit Stamford’s May 5 COVID-19 Daily Summary.

Remote Learning Opportunities in Stamford:

Remote Learning at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Avon Theatre Film Center has added various on-line offerings.

Ferguson Library, though closed, has various digital services available.

Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens is still open (please follow CDC guidelines) and has webinars scheduled. The next is: Tick Prevention on May 14.

Local Data as of May 5:

Stamford cases: 2788

Stamford case rate: 2148/100,000, or one out of every 47 people in Stamford.

Stamford deaths: 150

Connecticut cases: 30,621

Connecticut deaths: 2633

Governor’s News:

Classes at K-12 Public Schools Will Remain Canceled for the Rest of the Academic Year

After two extensions of these orders, they are being extended to the end of the Academic Year.

Distribution of Donated Laptops and Scholastic Books

The State Department of Education and the Governor’s Learn from Home Task Force have been continuing to coordinate the distribution of remote learning resources that have been donated to Connecticut, including 60,000 Dell laptops from the Partnership for Connecticut, and more than 185,000 high-quality Scholastic book packs for prekindergarten to eighth grade students from the Nooyi family. Due to global supply chain shortages during the pandemic, the laptops and book packs are arriving to Connecticut in staggered waves. See the May 5 Press Release for full details.

Connecticut schools have served four million meals under emergency meals programs

Throughout the emergency, Connecticut’s public schools have served more than four million meals to students under the emergency meals programs. A total of 130 school districts are currently serving meals at 458 locations statewide. In accordance with federal requirements, the state is operating two emergency meals programs. See the May 5 Press Release for full details.

Governor’s May 5, Press Conference:

Hospitalizations popped a little after eight day down trend. Infection rate among positive cases pretty low.

It’s highly infectious, and we need to be cautious going forward. Still targeting May 20 for a calendar as to how we will move forward.

We had a protest. We get that, but you need to get that your stupidity does not allow you to put others at risk.

Traditional classroom education closed for year, but will be continuing at a distance.

Scholastic has donated tens of thousands of books. Our teachers are stepping up. And most kids are taking to this.

Commissioner Cardona reminds you schooling continues, though it’s going to look different. Guidance on summer schools will come later this month.

Beth Bye, Commissioner, Office of Early Childhood. Child Care does continue. Camps will start opening June 29th. Added protective measures being put in place.

Unlikely to have any in-person graduations.

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