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State Begins Allocation of $20 Million To Support Local Health Districts

Posted on October 22, 2020 by admin


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The State recently approved the first 21 local health districts and departments – including Waterbury – that will receive a portion of $20 million in funding allocated as part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity Cooperative Agreement.

Under the agreement, the funding is intended to be used by local health districts and departments to:

  • Enhance laboratory detection, surveillance (contact tracing), response, informatics, and other workforce

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State launching Connecticut CARES Small Business Grant Program

Posted on October 21, 2020 by admin


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The state is launching the Connecticut CARES Small Business Grant Program to assist small businesses and nonprofits impacted by the economic downturn caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The program will provide businesses and nonprofits in Connecticut that have fewer than twenty employees or a 2019 payroll of less than $1.5 million with a one-time grant of $5,000.

Funding for the program will come from the state’s Coronavirus Relief Fund, which utilizes federal CARES Act funding. The $50 million

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National Drug Take Back Day is October 24

Posted on October 20, 2020 by admin


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Saturday, October 24th is National Drug Take Back Day. The Take Back Day is part of the DEA’s National Take Back Initiative to safely dispose of unwanted medications.

Collection sites are set up throughout the area, including:

Waterbury

Waterbury Police Department, 255 East Main St., Waterbury, CT

Wolcott

Wolcott Police Department, 225 Nichols Rd., Wolcott, CT

Naugatuck

Naugatuck Police Department, 211 Spring St., Naugatuck CT

Cheshire

Cheshire Police Department, 500 highland Ave., Cheshire, CT

 

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