Posted on October 1, 2020 by admin
Governor Lamont recently announced a variety of new resources to support those who need to isolate or self-quarantine due to COVID-19. With nonprofit partners such as United Way 2-1-1 and 4-CT, these programs and services are designed to support individuals in need who are asked to isolate or self-quarantine because of a positive COVID-19 test or potential exposure to the virus. Ultimately, the services will help slow the spread of COVID-19 by ensuring that those infected or potentially exposed can stay home and avoid workplaces, schools, and gatherings.
Programs and services include:
“The Community Resource Coordinator program will help to ensure that our states most vulnerable residents are given the support they need to safely self-isolate or self- quarantine,” Tanya Barrett, senior vice president of United Way of Connecticut 2-1-1, said. “2-1-1 Connecticut’s database of community resources can help residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been in contact with COVID-19 meet their basic needs, and our contact specialists can assist the Community Resource Coordinators in helping residents access the resources and services they need.”
These efforts have been a collaboration between local partners and multiple state agencies including the Connecticut Department of Public Health, Department of Social Services, Department of Administrative Services, Department of Housing, and Department of Agriculture with the Office of Health Strategy, the Office of Policy Management, and the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.
The state is contracting with one organization in each Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security region to facilitate the Community Resource Coordinator program. The organizations are:
The organizations were chosen as a result of a request for proposals from organizations that had standing relationships within the communities served by this program.