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Stand Down 2020 – information and changes

Posted on September 18, 2020 by admin


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I want to let you know that the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) will once again be hosting the 2020 Stand Down. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event is being planned in a modified form.

Stand Down 2020, begins on Thursday, September 24th with a kickoff ceremony at 9:00 a.m. at the Rocky Hill Campus which will be broadcast live via social media.

Following the ceremony is a day of online informational sessions including information on a variety of federal and state agencies and community service providers on topics including housing and homeless services, State labor/employment and vocational resources, Veteran caregiver support, legal assistance, education resources and much more. The schedule of all sessions available is below.

On day two, Friday, September 25th, there will be four locations throughout Connecticut – Bridgeport, Danbury, Norwich and Rocky Hill – at which we will be staffed by representatives of regional Vet Centers, CT Bar Association and the DVA to provide benefits information, pro-bono legal services and free COVID-19 testing and flu shots by medical professionals to Connecticut’s Veterans.

COVID mitigation protocols will be strictly enforced and only a certain number of individuals will be allowed to enter at scheduled times, which is why pre-registration is necessary.

Please see the attached Stand Down 2020 poster and schedule of events. For additional information and to register for Stand Down 2020, please visit: https://portal.ct.gov/DVA/Pages/Veterans-Stand-Down.