From the mayor’s office
Stamford Director of Health Dr Jennifer Calder and City Medical Advisor Dr Henry Yoon published a joint statement today addressing the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine produced by Johnson & Johnson (J&J). Click on here to read the statement.
Mayor David Martin ad the town of Stamford sold $ 44 million in callable bonds, which represents a total of $ 5.8 million in future budget savings or 11.4% of repaid bonds. The return was well above the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) benchmark of 2%. To read the full version, click here.
Today – April 29 – Stamford has 15,546 confirmed cases. Last week – April 22 – Stamford had 15,384 confirmed cases. These figures suggest that Stamford has had 162 new cases in the past week, or about 23 new cases per day on average. The town of Stamford has compiled a data visualization until April 27.
The state of Connecticut uses an age-based vaccination deployment. The full schedule is available here, currently eligible residents include:
- Personal health,
- Residents of long-term care facilities,
- First medical responders,
- Persons aged 16 and over
- Residents and staff of some gathering places.
Need a COVID-19 vaccine? Vaccines are administered by appointment only.
Here is a list of vaccines provided to Stamford:
- Stamford Health – 1 Elmcroft Road
- Call the Stamford Health helpline at 203.276.7300
- Stamford Health – One Hospital Plaza
- Call the Stamford Health helpline at 203.276.7300
- Community Health Center (“CHC”) – 22 Fifth Street
- Community Health Center (“CHC”) – Lord & Taylor Parking
- Driving COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic. Enter at the north entrance on Long Ridge Road.
- Call the state’s vaccine appointment helpline at 877.918.2224 to register.
- Missed your vaccine appointment due to weather conditions? Here is what you can do:
- Have you planned at Stamford Health? Stamford Health has a policy of calling every resident whose appointment is canceled by the weather. If you haven’t been called, please call their hotline at 203.276.7300.
Have you planned at a site other than Stamford Health? Please call 877.918.2224 (or “211” if you are a Connecticut resident) to extend the date.
Stamford COVID-19 test sites:
- Free test sites, no insurance needed:
- CIC Health. 845 Canal Street. Open Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Open Fridays from 8 a.m. to 7.45 p.m. Open Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are recommended, but some walk-ins are accepted. Schedule a meeting online. Results within 24-36 hours.
- Sema4. Located in the Hillandale Avenue parking lot of Stamford High School every Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. From Saturday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Community health center. Cove Island Park and Scalzi Park. Open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The test is first come, first served.
- Family centers. 60 Palmer’s Hill Road. Open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pre-registration online or without appointment without appointment.
- Other test sites, usually covered by insurance (check with your provider):
- DOCS urgent care. 2001 Main Street West. Open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Open Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Schedule a meeting online or call 203.658.8291.
- Stamford Hospital. Operated by Stamford Health. Open Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Make an appointment by calling 203.276.3300. Must have faxed doctor’s prescription.
- Tully Health Center. Operated by Stamford Health. Open Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Make an appointment by calling 203.276.3300. Must have faxed doctor’s prescription.
- Urgent care AFC. 3000 summer street. Open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Open Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The test is first come, first served.
- Yale New Haven Health. 260 Long Ridge Road. Schedule a meeting online.
- CVS Health. 1938 W Main Street, 229 Hope Street and 969 High Ridge Road. Driving test. Schedule a meeting online.
- Availability of additional tests:
- Accessible pharmacy offers home testing for blind, visually impaired, elderly, veteran and disabled residents. Book an appointment online or call 215.799.9900.
- More information on testing at Stamford available here.
Upcoming free pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics:
- Johnson & Johnson at Cove Island Park on Saturday May 1 and Sunday May 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. No registration required.
- Moderna at Grace Daycare and Learning Center, 369 Washington Boulevard on Sunday, May 2 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Pfizer at the Stamford YMCA, 10 Bell Street, Monday May 3 and Friday May 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointment without appointment or make an appointment: click on here for May 3 or here for May 7.
Residents can now get vaccinated against COVID-19 at the Department of Health clinic at 137 Henry Street on Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. No appointment or registration required.
- This clinic will administer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
- The Connecticut Restaurant Association is partnering with Governor Lamont and the State of Connecticut to launch the #CTDrinksOnUs campaign, where participating state restaurants will offer free drinks (with food purchase) to patrons with one or both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from May From May 19 to 31.
- United Way of Western Connecticut provided Food guide to view all of the food resources that are currently available to Stamford residents, including pantries, SNAPs, school meals, home deliveries and other services.
State and federal
- Governor Ned Lamont ad As of Tuesday, April 27, 2021, more than 50 COVID-19 vaccine providers in Connecticut will no longer need appointments before providing vaccines to individuals. Connecticut residents will be able to visit the clinic and receive an on-site vaccination.
- For an up-to-date list of walk-in clinics, click on here.
- The 110 High Ridge Road vaccination site now offers walk-in vaccines.
- The vaccination site at 1 Elmcroft Road will offer walk-in vaccines starting Tuesday, May 4.
- The United States Federal Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) ad the due date for the federal income tax return for the 2020 tax year will automatically be extended from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021. The IRS will provide formal advice in the coming days.
Services and schools
The Scofieldtown Yard 2021 Recycling Center monthly events will begin on May 1 at 55 Rockrimmon Road, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Construction is underway in the Boccuzzi park. The basketball court will be permanently closed for public use. The yard will be used for the construction of the laying space and then finally removed during the construction of the road. A temporary basketball court will be built on the west tennis court within 30 days of the start of construction. During this time, the entire area of the court may be closed until it is completed. The park will be open during construction.
Updated information is available for installation times:
- Summer Street has been milled and paving is expected to begin this week.
- Drainage of 5th Street is in progress.
- The paving of 3rd Street is in progress.
- The paving of Ursula Square is in progress.
- Paving of the Turn of River sidewalk is underway.
Click on here to see this year’s paving list.
- Stamford Public Schools (SPS) Family and Community Engagement Office (OFCE) launched a series of free technology courses for parents, guardians and community organizations to help them better support their students and use school and district communication and learning platforms more effectively.
- Superintendent Dr Tamu Lucero published his weekly message to the district on Friday April 23.
- The ball will take place on Friday, June 4, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., outdoors, in each of our high schools. Seniors will receive specific information directly from their school.
Events, lists and meetings
The City of Stamford and Stamford Health will host a virtual town hall on Thursday May 13 from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Learn about the science of COVID-19 and vaccine safety from national, state and local experts. Speakers include Dr Calder (Director of Health, City of Stamford, Dr Fuller (virologist on the FDA Advisory Board, Associate Professor at the University of Michigan), Dr Ko (Connecticut Governor Advisory Group and Director of the Department and Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and Infectious Diseases, Yale Medical), and Dr Parry (Chairman of Infectious Diseases, Stamford Health).
Children’s day at the parks is Saturday May 15 at Scalzi Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All ages are welcome, free of charge. CDC guidelines and social distancing will be respected.
Ferguson Library and Darien Library present an evening with Best-selling author Chris Bohjalian in conversation with Cristina Alger. This is a virtual event on Thursday, May 20 at 6 p.m. Click here record.
The town of Stamford will host a COVID-19 update livestream on Tuesday, May 4 at 6 p.m.
Stamford’s COVID-19 update live stream runs every Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET. Residents can visit this link to view the livestream or the archives of previous livestreams. The livestream is also accessible on the town of Stamford Facebook page.
- The next regular meeting of the Stamford Council of Representatives will be on Monday, May 3 at 8 p.m.
- The next regular meeting of the Stamford Finance Council will be on Thursday, May 13 at 7 p.m.
- The next regular meeting of the Stamford School Board will be on Tuesday, May 25 at 7 p.m.