Employees and visitors will not be required to wear a mask inside Greenwich Town Hall as of Monday, Nov 8, 2021.
Per the First Selectman, social distancing requirements will be eliminated in conference and meeting rooms which will be fully open for meetings. The policy may be adjusted in the future, depending upon needs and conditions.
The announcement will be a welcome change for frequent visitors to town hall which shut down on March 23, 2020. Employees worked from home and were expected to be available by phone and email during business hours. In June 2020, Town Hall reopened by appointment only.
The building fully reopened on October 13, 2020.
Health Director Caroline Baisley reported on Friday that since the beginning of the pandemic a total of 5,879 residents had contracted COVID-19, and 23 active cases were being monitored by the Greenwich Health Dept.
As of Friday, Greenwich Hospital was treating 3 COVID-positive patients. All of them were unvaccinated. One patient was in the ICU.
As of Friday Greenwich Public Schools had a total of four cases. According to the district’s data tracker, none of the cases involved in-school transmission.
Greenwich’s vaccination rates continue to increase week to week.
The one age category that did not have any increase is 25- to 44-years-old.
Vaccination rates for Greenwich residents, as reported by the state Dept of Public Health, as of October 28:
- Age 12 – 17: 87.17% of 5,449 residents
- Age 18 – 24: 81.1% of 4,037 residents
- Age 25 – 44: 66.55% of 13,580 residents
- Age 45 – 64: 81.42% of 18,950 residents
- Age 65 +: 91 % of 10,466 residents
To find a vaccination site near you, please use this link.
Yale New Haven Health (YNHHS) and Greenwich Hospital are administering booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for long-term care residents and those 65 and older, 18 to 64 with underlying conditions, and 18 and older at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure. All vaccinations are by appointment only and to find out which booster is available and to make an appointment, log onto the YNHHS website: www.ynhhs.org/covidvaccine.
Other Town facilities including libraries, the Senior Center, and schools will continue to operate with their restrictions.