Category: Coronavirus

Americares Awards $250,000 in COVID-19 Relief Grants

Stamford, CT – Americares has awarded $250,000 to nonprofit organizations responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Twenty-five free and charitable clinics were each awarded $10,000 grants. The funds will be used to purchase critically needed personal protective equipment, increase COVID-19 testing and screening capabilities, implement telehealth services, hire additional medical staff and…

Lamont allocates $15 million from coronavirus relief fund toward innovative workforce programs Connecticut workers to in-demand jobs

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Friday announced that he is allocating $15 million from the state’s Coronavirus Relief Fund, which utilizes federal CARES Act money, to fund innovative workforce programs that will provide job training to more than 1,000 displaced workers in the state and connect them to high-growth, in-demand jobs. “This pandemic…

DPH Releases Comprehensive Guidance for All Organized Sports

Hartford, CT – The Department of Public Health (DPH) today released comprehensive guidance and recommendations for organized sports, including youth and adult club and private league play. DPH had previously released guidance to scholastic athletic leagues in Connecticut concerning fall sports. The guidance is intended to guide local health departments, municipalities and league organizers in…

City of Bridgeport officials advise residents and businesses that CT COVID-19 protocol includes fins for failure to comply

Bridgeport, CT – City of Bridgeport officials announce that in accordance with Governor Lamont Executive Order 7NNN, the use of masks or facial coverings and restrictions on gatherings as COVID-19 mitigation protocol will now include fines for failure to comply. Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 7NNN authorizes the commissioner of Public Health, local health departments, municipal…

New Haven Mayor Elicker Launches Assistance Program for Renters, Homeowners Impacted by COVID-19

NEW HAVEN, CT – On September 2, 2020, Mayor Justin Elicker joined HUD’s Regional Administrator David Tille along with state, and local housing officials and stakeholders, to launch the City of New Haven’s Emergency Housing Response aimed at helping residents experiencing housing instability due to the COVID-19 pandemic, known as CASTLE: Coronavirus Assistance and Security…

CT DPH issues Labor Day weekend COVID-19 alert after clusters of cases among college students, plus many social events planned

CT DPH urges social distancing and masks for all Labor Day gatherings HARTFORD, CT – The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) on Friday is issuing a COVID-19 alert statewide for Labor Day Weekend after seeing clusters of cases recently among college students, as well as a concern over the many gatherings and cookouts that…

Lamont, Gifford receive report on COVID-19 response in CT nursing homes

HARTFORD, CT – Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont and Acting Public Health Commissioner Dr. Deidre S. Gifford announced on Tuesday that the state has received an interim report on COVID-19 in CT long-term care facilities from Mathematica Policy Research. Mathematica was retained to conduct a thorough review of the preparation and response to COVID-19 in Connecticut…