Non-Medical Volunteers Urgently Needed

The current COVID-19 public health emergency is creating a labor crisis for health care facilities and nonprofits across the state that serve vulnerable people on the frontlines. Non-medical volunteers are needed to help health care facilities and community providers continue to provide crucial services. Non-Medical Volunteers Frontline nonprofits – particularly food banks/pantries, meal delivery services, and homeless … Continue reading Non-Medical Volunteers Urgently Needed

600 Connecticut Nursing Home Residents Test Positive for Coronavirus, First Positive Isolation Home Set to Open

Connecticut’s nursing homes and senior care facilities have been hard hit by the coronavirus, which has a higher mortality rate for senior citizens and those with underlying medical conditions. Updated April 7th 5:00pm. Among 215 nursing homes in CT, 82 (38%) have had at least one confirmed case of COVID-19. Atotal of 600 nursing home … Continue reading 600 Connecticut Nursing Home Residents Test Positive for Coronavirus, First Positive Isolation Home Set to Open

Lake Compounce Uncertain About Open Date, Addresses Season Passes

Lake Compounce has announced it will no longer open on May 2 as planned, due to coronavirus concerns and the park’s shutdown of preseason preparations. The Bristol Connecticut park said it’s too soon to decide a new date, but that they are committed to opening the park as soon as safely possible. "Our highest priority remains the safety … Continue reading Lake Compounce Uncertain About Open Date, Addresses Season Passes

Number of Town-By-Town Positive Cases Released

As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, 2020: Since yesterday’s update, an additional 362 Connecticut residents have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 5,276. To date, more than 22,029 tests have … Continue reading Number of Town-By-Town Positive Cases Released

List of All Emergency Orders Issued by Governor Lamont and State Agencies

As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont and state agencies continue to issues emergency orders. Since yesterday’s update, an additional 267 Connecticut residents have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 3,824. To date, more than 18,300 tests have been conducted in Connecticut among … Continue reading List of All Emergency Orders Issued by Governor Lamont and State Agencies

List of Nursing Homes Testing Positive With Coronavirus

Governor Lamont announced that his administration is collaborating with Connecticut’s long-term care facilities on a medical surge plan that will involve moving some residents and the creation of dedicated spaces for residents who are COVID-19 positive. As the number of individuals who are diagnosed rises, the health care system will be stretched to extremes. Compounding … Continue reading List of Nursing Homes Testing Positive With Coronavirus

This Coronavirus Sucks Doesn’t it? Jokes Spread on Social Media. Here’s a Sample

The term “homebody” is taking on new significance in the age of the coronavirus crisis. In order to slow the spread of this insidious disease, we are being advised to stay put, not to go out, don’t do anything but practice social distancing. Americans may be facing a deadly pandemic, but they’re not letting it … Continue reading This Coronavirus Sucks Doesn’t it? Jokes Spread on Social Media. Here’s a Sample

Free Plastic Bags are Back in Connecticut During Coronavirus Crisis

Many grocery stores are telling customers not to bring reusable bags to shop over concerns they could carry coronavirus into the stores. In response to that, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Thursday that he was lifting the 10-cent tax on single-use plastic bags. The order enables stores to once again provide the single-use bags for free. The … Continue reading Free Plastic Bags are Back in Connecticut During Coronavirus Crisis

Emergency Relief Funds for Small Businesses & Nonprofits Available Now

The Connecticut Recovery Bridge Loan Program will provide emergency cash flow relief to small businesses and nonprofits negatively impacted by COVID-19. Through this program, Connecticut is now offering qualifying organizations with 100 or fewer employees access to no-interest loans. The results of a recent survey conducted by the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) found that the … Continue reading Emergency Relief Funds for Small Businesses & Nonprofits Available Now

Booze Business is Booming: Connecticut Liquor Sales Spike

As the coronavirus outbreak has caused an economic hardship across Connecticut as many small businesses have been ordered to close their doors, one particular type of business has thrived: liquor stores. Bottles have flown off the shelves at many wine, beer, and liquor stores. Several shops reported an uptick this week, as cases of coronavirus … Continue reading Booze Business is Booming: Connecticut Liquor Sales Spike