Cornoavirus Disease (COVID19) Updates

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

A review of the number of positive COVID19 cases being reported by the Connecticut State Department of Health, as of 5:00 pm this Sunday, March 29, 2020 reveals that out of the total 1993 confirmed laboratory cases in Connecticut, 1245 were located in Fairfield County; 114 were from Westport and 23 from Weston. Norwalk now surpasses Westport with 226 cases, Danbury with 182 cases and Stamford with 126 cases. Although Fairfield County continues to have the largest number of positive cases in Connecticut, New Haven County is next with 280 cases and Hartford County with 276 cases.

Of those with confirmed cases in Connecticut, the largest number of cases continues to be in the over 50 to 59 age group. The over 80 age group has the highest rate of hospitalizations and deaths.

To best protect yourself and loved ones, assume the virus is everywhere and avoid touching your face before washing your hands.

For a more detailed look at how COVID19 is spreading across the state, click on this link:

A Reminder of How COVID19 Spreads


The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Can someone spread the virus without being sick?

  • People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest).
  • Some spread might be possible before people show symptoms; there have been reports of this occurring with this new coronavirus, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

Spread from contact with contaminated surfaces or objects

It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

The next rounds of community testing at the Bedford Middle School, 88 North Avenue, for residents of Westport and Weston are still scheduled for:

    • Tuesday, March 31, 2020     8:30AM – 12:00PM
      Tuesday,   April  7,  2020      8:30AM – 12:00PM

Must register and book an appointment at to be tested at

PLEASE NOTE that these testing dates are subject to change, depending on test swab availability. Both the WWHD and Murphy Medical are working to obtain additional testing swabs but all supplies are very limited. If additional swabs cannot be located, the Bedford Middle School testing will have to be postponed. NOTICE OF SUCH CANCELLATION WILL BE POSTED ON THIS AND ON EACH TOWN’S WEBSITE.

There are other testing sites and are listed below. If you have had contact with a confirmed COVID19 positive individual and have symptoms, please feel free to arrange testing at one of these other sites.

COVID-19 Call Centers and Testing Information

TESTING SITES: Dates and Times are Subject to Change

  • Bridgeport Hospital (Updated 3/17/20)
    • Ahlbin Center Garage
    • 226 Mill Hill Ave, Bpt
    • M-F 8am-5pm
    • S&S 9am-3pm
    • Questions, call the Yale call center (833-275-9644)

Lawrence & Memorial Hospital (Updated 3/17/20)

    • Parking lot A of the hospital
    • 365 Montauk Ave, New London
    • M-F 9am-5pm
    • Weekends-TBD
    • Questions, call the Yale call center (833-275-9644)

Yale New Haven Hospital (Updated 3/17/20)

    • 150 Sargent Dr, New Haven
    • M-F 8am-4:30pm
    • Questions, call the Yale call center (833-275-9644)

Greenwich Hospital (Updated 3/17/20)

    • On hospital property in lower level physician parking lot off Lake Ave (Hospital address is 5 Perryridge Road)
    • M-F 8am-5pm
    • S&S 9am-3pm
    • Results take 4-5 days
    • Questions, call the Yale call center (833-275-9644)

New Rochelle (Updated 3/14/20)

    • 1-888-364-3065
    • Unclear if this is just for their residents or for anyone

Quest (Updated 3/16/20)

    • Office must have partnership with lab
    • Quest will not collect the sample
    • Test Results in 3-5 days

LabCorp (Updated 3/16/20)

    • Office must have partnership with lab
    • Lab Corp will not collect the sample
    • Test Results in 3-5 days

Private Drive Through testing: Murphy Medical & Hartford HC

    • Must register and book an appointment at
    • Must have an MD order
    • Locations: (These change frequently, double check before going at link above)
      • 1 East Putnam Ave, Greenwich
        • M-F 7am-9am
        • Location on hold
      • Cummings Park, Stamford
        • M-F 7am-4pm
      • 589 Bedford St, Stamford
        • M-F 6am-8am
      • 1000 Main St, Stratford
        • M-F 10am-12pm
      • 80 High School Lane, Darien
        • M 1pm-4pm
      • 468 South Ave, New Canaan
        • Th 9am-4pm


State Call Center:  (Updated 3/11/20)

  • 211
    • 24/7
    • Multilingual
    • TDD/TTY
    • General questions
    • Text “COVID19” to 898211

Yale Call center: (Updated 3/17/20)

  • 833-275-9644 (open 7am-7pm)
    • Questions related to symptoms
    • Questions on where to get tested
    • Staffed by HC professionals
    • Informational only
    • Emergencies- call 911

Norwalk Hospital Call Center:  (Updated 3/16/20)

  • 888-667-9262
  • 8am-8pm

Norwalk Hospital Testing – Parking lot at the intersection of Stevens Street and Elmcrest Terrace

Hours Monday Thru Saturday   8:30am to 3:30pm

Stamford Hospital Call Center: (Updated 3/16/20)

  • 203-276-4111
  • 7am-7pm

Hartford Healthcare Call Center:  (Updated 3/13/20)

  • 860-972-8100

CT Joint Information Center (JIC) (Updated 3/13/20)

Mental Health Crisis Text Line (Updated 3/13/20)

  • Text “SHARE” to 741741