COVID-19-Related Updates, Information, Resources

April 30, 2020

I'm passionate about a lot of things including a belief that no one should go hungry in Stamford and I could not feel any stronger about it than I do now in the midst of a pandemic. By clicking the image below you will find a number of Stamford area food response resources from grab and go lunches for students of Stamford Public Schools to SilverSource, which provides a resources our seniors.

SNAP Food Benefits

Governor Lamont recently announced the state has received federal approval to provide $72.3 million in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to children who are eligible for the free and reduced-price meals program.

The highlights of the plan include:

  • $34 million for SNAP-eligible households
  • $38.3 million for non-SNAP-eligible households for school closures extending to May 20
  • Planned benefit is $267.90 per child
  • Since schools are not in session, children are automatically eligible for SNAP benefits and parents need not apply for them

Click here for further information

City Of Stamford Business Update

Here is the City of Stamford April 24, 2020 COVID-19 Business Update.

By clicking the image below you will find:​

  • Economic Impact Assessment conducted by the CT Department of Economic & Community Development (DECD) and the City of Stamford to gauge the economic impact COVID-19.
  • Federal COVID-19 Portal information on laws being introduced to congress related to COVID, the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor and Small Business Loans.
  • CT COVID-19 Portal - information on the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group, an extension of tax filing and payment deadlines, mortgage relief, several COVID-19 related Executive Orders issued by Governor Ned Lamont and the Department of Labor and Department of Insurance.
  • City of Stamford COVID-19 Portal - information on municipal tax and fee relief, mayoral orders including expedited COVID-19 testing for select essential workers, restaurant and bar guidelines.
  • Government & Health Resources
  • Legal Resource & Information Centers
  • Business Market Research & Insight Centers

Office of Health and Safety News

Here is the latest newsletter from the Office of Health and Safety.

Topics include:

  • OHS Regulates, Monitors Shifting Hospital Capacity
  • Coronavirus Response: OHS is All-hands-on-Deck
  • Telemedicine: Please Call for an Appointment
  • Financial Condition of Healthcare Providers 'Guarded'

BPRC Tele Town Halls Begin Today

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and social distancing measures remain in effect, The Black and Puerto Rican Caucus (BPRC) will host a series of Virtual Town Hall Meetings entitled “You Matter!” to provide opportunities for continued community engagement.

Through these Town Hall Meetings, occurring from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for the next four Thursdays and hosted on The Caucus hopes to bring attention to the Coronavirus‘ disproportionate impact on Black and Latino communities in the state of Connecticut. You can view the Facebook event for the first town hall by clicking the image below.

Stay Safe, Stay Home

As a reminder, for more information about the state's response efforts visit

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Stay safe. If you don't have to leave home, stay home. If you do have to leave home please following the social distancing rules!​