COVID-19 - City News and Community Updates

On February 28th the City of Norwalk lifted the indoor mask mandate. More information can be found here.

City officials are working closely with partners at the state and federal levels, as well as our partners here in Norwalk, to monitor and respond to COVID-19, the 2019 novel Coronavirus. Mayor Rilling is providing weekly in-depth reports on COVID-19. Please click here to read his latest update. 

For testing information, click here. For vaccine information, click here.

Mayor Rilling has formed a COVID-19 Vaccination Task Force. Members of the public with questions, concerns, or comments can email

Community Support and Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opens in new windowIf you are interested in volunteering, we can help connect you with a local organization. Please click here to complete the survey.Community Organization Survey Opens in new windowIf you represent an organization that is providing items or programs, needs donations, or volunteers, please click here to complete the survey.Helping Hand Opens in new window To view a list of Community Based Organizations offering assistance please click here.

Norwalk Health Department updates can be found here.

Statewide updates can be found here.

Business Resources

For the most up-to-date information and resources for businesses, including FAQs for outdoor dining and outdoor retail, please visit BusinessResources.


Last Updated: January 6, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Norwalk City HallOpenThe Customer Service walk-up window inside City Hall remains open weekdays 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Norwalk Public SchoolsOpenVisit for the latest news from Norwalk Public Schools.
Norwalk Public LibrariesOpenSidewalk Service is ongoing Monday - Saturday. Click here for the latest updates from the Norwalk Public Library or to schedule an appointment.
Norwalk Police DepartmentRegular scheduleFingerprinting by appointment only. Call 203-854-3000 for more details.
Norwalk Fire DepartmentRegular scheduleThe Fire Marshal’s office has adjusted hours. Call 203-854-0200 for more details.
Norwalk Senior CenterOpenClick here for the latest updates from the Norwalk Senior Center.
Norwalk Transit DistrictOpenClick here for the latest updates from the Norwalk Transit District
Norwalk Parks and BeachesOpenPlaygrounds are open everywhere. Email with any questions.
Curbside Garbage/RecyclingRegular ScheduleCall 203-854-3200 or email
Norwalk Transfer StationRegular HoursMonday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Disposal Pass is required.
Norwalk Yard Waste SiteRegular HoursOpen to both residential and commercial users Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Scale closed Mon-Fri 12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Disposal Pass is required.
Yard Waste CollectionNew Schedule 2021 Fall Yard Waste Collection starts in November. Click here for more details.
Bulky Waste CollectionNew ScheduleCollection is ongoing. Click here for more details.
Public Meetings (virtual)AdjustedPublic meetings are now occurring via the Zoom online platform. More details here.
Parking FeesEnforcement in EffectVisit for more details.
Boat Launch at Veteran’s ParkOpen

Please email for more information.

Community Updates

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The City is providing weekly in-depth reports, which are published every Friday. Click here to read the latest report.

Mayor Rilling is also using the CodeRED Emergency Alert message to provide updates to residents. This service is opt-in for cell phone users, meaning members of the public have to sign up if they wish to receive these messages. To sign up, or to update contact information, please click here.

Community Resources


Residents can find essential services in the area by calling 2-1-1- or clicking here. Residents may also call Norwalk Customer Service at (203) 854-3200 or email with city-specific questions.

Food Access

The City of Norwalk has partnered with ABCD, Inc. and local food organizations and pantries to launch a COVID-19 Food Delivery Program for Norwalk residents. This program is free to individuals or families who are isolated or quarantined due to coronavirus and unable to leave their homes. Call (475) 489-9119 to schedule a delivery Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please click here for a listing of Norwalk organizations that offer food pantry and/or meal services, including meal sites for Norwalk children.

Community Help

Person-2-Person is also offering assistance, has volunteer opportunities and donation needs. Click here for more information and how you can help.


Click here to discover Norwalk restaurants providing take-out and delivery services. Members of the public can also support local businesses by purchasing gift cards. Find out more here.


Many area social service agencies and nonprofits have adjusted their services, hours, and protocols. Please contact these organizations directly for more information or any restrictions.

Toivo Logo TOIVO has resources on staying digitally connected during these difficult times. Click here for more information.
GrantSpace Opens in new window GrantSpace has comprehensive list of links to financial assistance/ programs and grants for nonprofits, residents, artists and small businesses. Click here for more information.

Social Distancing may cause or exacerbate mental health issues. The Hub CT has resources available for the public.

People The Senior Center is concerned about older adult residents and social isolation and community disconnect. Seniors can leave a message at 203-847-3115 (ENGLISH) or 203-299-1500 (EN ESPAÑOL) and a staff member will return their call.
Phone Icon Senior Warm Lines: Operated by the Senior Services Coordinating Council. Check-ins with a friendly voice or willing ear to those in need of a connection, resource or emotional support. Must call to participate 203-434-3085 or 203-434-1876. Monday-Friday between 9AM - 5PM.
Talk Bubble The Statewide Young Adult Warmline operated by Join Rise Be is a phone-based peer support line. Young adults can reach a peer at 1-855-6-HOPENOW seven days a week from noon to 9 p.m.
TalkitOut Parents and caretakers in need of help with the stress and increased needs resulting from caring for their children during the COVID-19 crisis are invited to call the state’s new “Talk It Out” hotline to receive assistance. Parents and caretakers are invited to call 1-833-258-5011 or visit
Home Opens in new window The State of Connecticut has guidance available for homeowners and renters during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for more information. 
Partner_Logo-TEMPLATE_0038_State-of-CT The State of Connecticut has launched a Joint Information Center (JIC) as part of a coordinated effort to provide information on developments related to coronavirus. The JIC can be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 860-754-8342 or emailing

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