Posted on April 7, 2020 by admin
Here are a few updates about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
This crisis has inspired people to help others in so many ways. That means we are receiving ample information on a daily basis from all sources, and that can be overwhelming. The governor’s office and various Connecticut departments and agencies have created resource pages for our convenience.
On our House Republicans’ website, we have compiled a list of federal and state programs you may find useful. This includes an overview of the federal stimulus package for individuals, families, and businesses, state programs such as the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), health insurance information, changes to unemployment insurance, small business assistance, and so much more.
COVID-19 Information & Resources for Residents & Businesses: Click Here
Since the crisis began, the CDC has been imploring members of the public to practice social distancing, which is the most effective way to fight COVID-19. If we do not come into contact with others, the disease cannot spread. In the event that you do need to leave your home for groceries or other essential items, the CDC is now advising everyone to wear cloth face coverings. Many people with COVID-19 are asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic, meaning they can transmit the virus without knowing they have it.
Since face masks are in short supply, you can make them at home.
Stamford Health is grateful for the incredible outpouring of support from the community during this crisis. Here’s how we can all help fight COVID-19.
Do your part in stopping the spread by following the advice and mandates of health officials. Stay home, practice social distancing, cover coughs and sneezes, wash your hands, and more. For further information, visit stamfordhealth.org/covid-19 and click on Ways to Help.
Consider a gift to Stamford Health’s COVID-19 Pandemic Response Fund (CPR-F). Gifts will help us respond to all patient needs during this time. To donate, visit stamfordhospitalfoundation.org.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is in short supply nationwide. For guidelines, restrictions, and information about where to donate, visit stamfordhealth.org/covid-19 and click on Ways to Help.
Thank you for thinking about the well-being of our employees. For information about who can donate, what we can accept and where to deliver, visit stamfordhealth.org/covid-19 and click on Ways to Help. Visit us at the website for up-to-date information as we fight COVID-19 and protect our community.
These are the best resources available from the local, state, federal, and global level. They are updated daily and contain important information to help keep you and your families safe.
For the latest number of COVID-19 cases and fatalities in Connecticut as of this afternoon, please click here. Stamford currently has the highest number of cases of any municipality (888) while Greenwich has 221. Overall, there have been 6,909 confirmed cases in Connecticut, 206 of which have been fatal. Fairfield County has been hit the hardest with 3,719 cases and 101 deaths.
I will continue to participate in daily delegation conference calls with our first selectman and all department heads, and updates with Congressman Himes and Mayor Martin. I will also be receiving direct conference call reports from Greenwich Hospital and Stamford Hospital. Plans are in place as we prepare for a surge in cases over the next few weeks.
As always, never hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns about the state and local response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), or any state government matter. I am more than happy to speak with you directly, provide more information if possible, and to serve as a resource for you and your families.
State Representative Livvy Floren
149th General Assembly District
Greenwich & Stamford