Camillo Releases Statement on Two Cases of Coronavirus in Greenwich

First Selectman Fred Camillo issued a statement on Friday regarding regarding the two confirmed cases of coronavirus in Greenwich, which were announced by Governor Lamont in a briefing earlier in the day.

“We learned late this afternoon that two Greenwich residents have tested positive for the coronavirus. Given the global spread of the COVID-19 virus, it was a matter of time before local cases were reported,” Camillo said.

“Our thoughts and prayers for a full recovery are with the patients – a man in his 20s and a man in his 40s, as well as their families and friends,” he added.

The First Selectman reiterated that in order to try to contain the spread of this virus, everyone needs to follow the health safety protocols that continue to  be publicized.

In his Friday eblast, Camillo wrote that his office continues to hold daily status meetings with Health, Public Works, Human Resources, Parks & Recreation, Police and Fire departments, as well as the Board of Education and Emergency Management Operations Director.

“I also have regular communications with other state and local officials in the region, including Gov. Lamont, as well as our federal representatives including Congressman Jim Himes and Sen. Chris Murphy,” he wrote, adding the town has activated the Emergency Operations Center which is in a monitoring phase.

To help reduce exposure to COVID-19, both public and private schools have been closed. Other Town facilities, including the Greenwich Senior/Arts Center, Greenwich, Byram Shubert, Cos Cob and Perrot Memorial libraries, and the Bruce Museum are closed until further notice. The March 22 St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been cancelled. Per the orders of Governor Lamont, visitors are restricted from all nursing home facilities – including The Nathaniel Witherell – unless patients are receiving end-of-life or hospice care.