To help you and our neighbors stay up-to-date on the ever-evolving stream of information related to the COVID-19 pandemic, my office and I are working to provide news as it develops over social media and by email. This is a recap of some of this week’s highlights.
Below you can find information on the following topics:
Connecticut has long been at the forefront of offering meaningful incentives to help business owners establish and grow their businesses. The state is now being recognized for its efforts.
Families and individuals participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) with transportation challenges have struggled with their food shopping needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In order to address this concern, recipients in Connecticut are now allowed to use food stamps to order groceries online at locations including ShopRite, Amazon and Walmart. EBT cards may be used to buy food for delivery or curbside pickup.
Time is running out as Access Health CT deadlines approach for residents that lost health insurance due to job loss. People can enroll any time within 60 days of losing their job, but the deadline to enroll is approaching fast for those who lost their health insurance in early April.
Memorial Day is a moment where we remember and honor those who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
Unfortunately, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, parades and other public events have been canceled. However, there are still safe ways to honor those who gave their life for our country. Check out this Hartford Courant article for some ideas.
The COVID-19/coronavirus public health emergency has created safety implications for residents across the state. With the implementation of social distancing and shelter-in-place orders, there is an increased risk of domestic violence as vulnerable residents become further isolated and additional pressures develop that may exacerbate an already abusive relationship.