Posted on May 10, 2020 by admin
Friends and Neighbors,
In press releases, Governor Lamont announced updated virus totals and other measures regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.
Governor Lamont: State and Nonprofit Partners Expand Volunteer Recruitment Efforts for COVID-19 Response
To Date, More Than 5,000 Medical Volunteers and 1,600 Non-Medical Volunteers Have Provided Assistance
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today said that the State of Connecticut and its nonprofit partners are continuing to seek volunteers willing to help communities respond to the COVID-10 crisis. The state’s volunteer recruitment effort is being expanded to bolster the ranks of volunteers needed at nonprofits that offer support to children and adults in programs for intellectual disabilities and behavioral health settings, as well as organizations that support senior citizens.
To date, more than 5,000 medical volunteers and 1,600 non-medical volunteers have come forward to assist Connecticut’s hospitals and health systems, and also provide support to nonprofits that provide essential human services. Volunteers have helped distribute food with food banks, provided support for those experiencing homelessness in shelters across the state, and delivered meals to homebound senior citizens in communities across Connecticut.
Governor Lamont said that he is grateful for everyone who has stepped up to volunteer their assistance. He also expressed his gratitude to the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD), which has made the Disaster Assistance Response Technology database available to help manage the statewide volunteer recruitment effort for this emergency.
How to volunteer:
Governor Lamont Announces Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group to Hold Education Roundtable Monday at 11AM
Members of the Public Encouraged to Submit Questions Related to School Reopening
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that members of the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group will hold a roundtable discussion on Monday, May 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the state’s education system and its ability to reopen.
Members of the public who have questions for the group regarding the impact of COVID-19 on schools can email their inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. The discussion will be broadcast live by the Connecticut Network (CT-N) and available to watch on its cable television channel and through a live stream on CT-N.com.
Those participating in the roundtable will include:
The Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group is a panel of local health, business, workforce, and education experts who are consulting with the Lamont administration and legislative leadership on the reopening of Connecticut’s economy and education system as the nation emerges from the unprecedented public health emergency caused by COVID-19. The group is providing Governor Lamont with recommendations, which the governor is using to inform his decisions on the reopening of the state.
More information can be found here: https://portal.ct.gov/Office-of-the-Governor/News/Press-Releases/2020/05-2020/Governor-Lamont-Announces-Reopen-Connecticut-Advisory-Group-to-Hold-Education-Roundtable
As of 4:00 p.m. tonight – Sunday, May 10th – the state is reporting a total of 33554 cases of Coronavirus. Updated virus totals and Town-by-Town statistics can be accessed here: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus
The total statewide number of COVID-19 associated fatalities is 2967.
*For public health surveillance, COVID-19-associated deaths include persons who tested positive for COVID-19 around the time of death (confirmed) and persons whose death certificate lists COVID-19 disease as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death (probable).
Latest COVID-19 Testing Data in Connecticut
Updated 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 10, 2020
Total patients who tested positive: 33554
Fairfield County: 13236
Hartford County: 7263
Litchfield County: 1153
Middlesex County: 798
New Haven County: 9209
New London County: 782
Tolland County: 543
Windham County: 270
Pending address validation: 300