From the Mayor’s Office:

  • Mayor David Martin released a statement following inadequate storm response and vague updates from Stamford’s sole electrical utility company Eversource.
    • “Eversource has failed to demonstrate adequate preparation ahead of Tropical Storm Isaias, its response effort so far has been abysmal, and they inexplicably continue to fail to communicate anything of any substance to my administration or the public.”
    • Read the full statement here.

COVID-19 Updates

  • Today — August 10 — Stamford has 3,374 confirmed cases and 74 probable cases. Last week — August 6 — Stamford had 3,360 confirmed cases and 73 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

  • Please be advised of the changes in the hours and swim areas at City of Stamford Beaches. Click here to view the End of Summer 2020 Beach Schedule.
  • Residents are reminded all branches of the Ferguson Library are now open.
    • Check the library’s reopening guidelines page for more details on what to expect.
    • For general library information call 203.964.1000.
  • Residents affected by power outages can utilize free wireless internet at various schools across Stamford. Please note residents are not permitted inside school buildings but the wireless network is accessible from the parking lot in their vehicle.
    • Full list available here.
  • The City will host a storm debris drop-off and disposal event on Saturday, August 15 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Stamford residents.
    • Residents can also dispose of storm debris for free at Stamford’s Transfer Station.
      • The Transfer Station’s regular operating hours are Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
      • The Transfer Station will have extended hours — 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. —continuing to Wednesday, August 12.
  • The City will host a pop-up testing site on Wednesday, August 12 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Building One Community, 75 Selleck Street.
  • The City will host four mask giveaways this month. All giveaways will be at Rippowam Middle School, 381 High Ridge Road from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.:
    • Thursday, August 13
    • Thursday, August 20
    • Thursday, August 27

State

  • Governor Ned Lamont made several announcements relating to Tropical Storm Isaias and subsequent power outages experienced by Eversource customers:
    • Governor Lamont announced that the State of Connecticut has received approval of a presidential emergency declaration in response to damage from Tropical Storm Isaias. The governor applied for the emergency declaration on August 5th in the immediate aftermath of the storm, which left more than 700,000 customers without electricity.
      •  Approval of the emergency declaration allows the state to request direct federal assistance to supplement the ongoing state and local efforts to save lives and protect public health and safety during the crisis, including certain equipment and other resources.
    • Governor Lamont activated the Connecticut National Guard and approved deployment of teams to assist utility companies in the ongoing statewide power restoration efforts.
    • Governor Lamont declared a civil preparedness emergency (also known as a “state of emergency”) in response to widespread power outages caused by the impact of Tropical Storm Isaias.
    • Governor Lamont submitted a request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for a presidential emergency declaration resulting from ongoing impact Tropical Storm Isaias is having on the State of Connecticut.
    • Governor Lamont announced he is requesting the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to conduct a thorough investigation of the state’s public utility companies, including Eversource and United Illuminating, amid widespread outages caused by Tropical Storm Isaias.

From Thursday’s newsletter:

  • Governor Lamont announced the State of Connecticut is making available an additional $160 million in funding for school districts to safely reopen, assist them with costs associated with responding to COVID-19, and support local operations for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Services & Schools

  • Stamford’s Transfer Station (“The Scale House”) will have extended hours — 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. — until Wednesday, August 12.

Events & Meetings

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