Latest Guidance from the Governor’s Office & Coronavirus Disease (COVID19) Updates

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Latest Guidance from the Governor’s Office

  • Stay Safe, Stay Home: The Governor signed an executive order directing Connecticut residents to “Stay Safe, Stay Home.” It orders all nonessential businesses statewide to prohibit in-person functions. This remains in effect until April 22, unless modified. Guidance has been issued to the state’s businesses.
  • Travelers: Any person coming into Connecticut by any mode of transportation for any reason is strongly urged to self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • Gatherings: All social and recreational gatherings of more than 5 people are prohibited. This includes things such as sports, parades, concerts, festivals, live performances, and conventions. Religious, spiritual, and worship gatherings of more than 50 are prohibited. This remains in effect through April 30, unless modified.
  • Food establishments: Restaurants and bars that serve food are required to provide take-out and delivery services for off-premise consumption only. These establishments must limit entrance of customers to the minimum extent necessary to pick up and/or pay for orders, and use touchless payment if available. This order remains in effect through April 30, unless modified.
  • Retail establishments: Stores that are permitted to stay open under the “Stay Safe, Stay Home” executive order must limit occupancy to allow for six-foot distancing between all people, including in payment lines. They must also use touchless payment if available.
  • Gyms, movie theaters, hair and nail salons: All gyms, fitness centers, and similar sports venues; theaters and cinemas; and hair salons, barbershops, nail salons, spas, and tattoo parlors are closed until April 30, unless modified.
  • Schools: Classes at all public schools are canceled through April 20, unless modified.

A review of the number of positive COVID19 cases being reported by the Connecticut State Department of Health, as of 4:30 pm this Tuesday, March 31, 2020 reveals that out of the total 3128 (an increase of 557 from yesterday) confirmed laboratory cases in Connecticut, 1870 (an increase of 425 from yesterday) were located in Fairfield County; 120 (an increase of 5 from yesterday) were from Westport and 29 (an increase of 5 from yesterday) from Weston. Norwalk (302 cases), Danbury (223 cases), Greenwich (149), New Haven (121) and Stamford (401 cases) now surpasses Westport in the number of cases. Although Fairfield County continues to have the largest number of positive cases in Connecticut, New Haven County is next with 517 cases (373 yesterday) and Hartford County with 393 cases (330 yesterday).

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:


The next round of community testing for Westport and Weston Residents is at the Bedford Middle School, 88 North Avenue:

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

Residents must register and book an appointment at to be tested:

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