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Information Regarding COVID-19 – April 29th

Posted on April 29, 2020 by Admin



In an effort to keep you as informed as possible during this challenging time please read the following message regarding stimulus payments for unemployment benefits and the Office of Early Childhood child care program for frontline workers.

My website is updated daily with additional information and resources available to the public during the Covid-19 crisis. For your added convenience, the website can be viewed here.

If I can be of any additional assistance to you, please do not hesitate to call me on my home phone number, 860 442-2903.

I am very grateful to all of you for your ongoing support and cooperation as we conquer the Covid -19 crisis together.

Connecticut Department of Labor begins issuing supplemental $600 stimulus payments for unemployment benefits

The Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) has successfully programmed its computer system and begun issuing the first round of weekly federal stimulus payments to filers receiving state unemployment benefits, with the first batch of payments having been issued this past weekend. The additional $600 weekly payment, known as Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, was created as part of the emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is retroactive to March 29, 2020 and will be provided through July 25, 2020. For those who already received unemployment benefits for previous weeks – such as April 4, 11, and 18 – the agency will be providing retroactive payments as a lump sum by the end of this week.

Claimants can check their online accounts on the CTDOL website at and see the deposits were issued over the weekend. Those who receive payments through direct deposit should begin seeing the additional amount appearing in their bank accounts by Tuesday.

Connecticut Office of Early Childhood launches child care program for frontline workers

The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood has launched the CTCARES for Frontline Workers Program, which was created to help frontline workers struggling with the costs of child care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program provides subsidies directly to child care providers so that children can get the care they need while their parents or guardians are able to get to work.

Under the program, frontline workers include anyone who must work outside of their own home for at least 8 hours a week caring for people or providing in-person direct services and essential goods. Some examples of frontline workers may include:

  • Health care workers
  • First responders
  • Child care workers
  • Grocery workers
  • Workers at state facilities

Home/group home care workers (for seniors, youth, mental health, or people with disabilities)

People who provide in-person services to any of the above

For more information, including details on who qualifies, read about the program on the Office of Early Childcare’s website.