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Important Information from the Department of Labor

Posted on May 7, 2020 by admin


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On April 30th, the Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) announced that the self-employed could apply for federal unemployment benefits. Unfortunately, the system was not fully set up to handle those claims.

Today, the site has been updated and the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation “red button” is posted and active on their site.

Self-employed individuals must follow a two-step application process:

  • Pursuant to Federal guidelines, self-employed individuals, including independent contractors

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Happy Earth Day!

Posted on April 22, 2020 by admin


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Today, April 22 is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day! It is a day of both awareness of our environmental impact and action to lessen it.

Before the first Earth Day years ago, the importance of the global environment simply wasn’t on the radar of most of us. Since then, Earth Day has helped to educate us about what we have to gain by acting in energy-efficient ways.

Environmental protections, clean air and water restrictions, and countless conservation efforts may never have existed without public

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Free, Rapid COVID-19 Tests Available to Eligible CT Residents

Posted on April 17, 2020 by admin


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I want to inform you that the State of Connecticut has formed a partnership with CVS Health in an initiative that will make free, rapid COVID-19 tests available to eligible Connecticut residents.

This includes the opening today of the state’s first rapid testing site at the former Gateway Community College campus at Long Wharf in New Haven.

Using the new Abbott ID NOW™ COVID-19 test, CVS Health is planning to conduct up to 750 tests per day, seven days a week.

All patients seeking to be tested will

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