Posted on June 3, 2020 by admin
Friends and Neighbors,
In a press release and during his daily press briefing, Governor Lamont announced updated virus totals and other measures regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.
To watch a video of his press conference, please click here:
More information and the governor’s full press release can be read here: https://portal.ct.gov/Office-of-the-Governor/News/Press-Releases/2020/06-2020/Governor-Lamont-Coronavirus-Update-June-2
Executive Order No. 7VV enacts the following provisions:
**Download: Governor Lamont’s Executive Order No. 7VV
FEMA approves funding for crisis counseling in Connecticut
Governor Lamont today announced that the State of Connecticut has received approval from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide crisis counseling to those who have been impacted by COVID-19. This program will be administered by the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services in cooperation with the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. A federal grant of $669,404 will be utilized by the state to provide the following services:
The funding will also be used to develop a statewide advertising and media campaign, including social media outreach for the purpose of linking victim families to needed resources, as well as provide psychological first aid support and stress management tips.
Additional emergency SNAP benefits being delivered June 18 to more than 108,000 households in Connecticut
The Connecticut Department of Social Services today announced that it will provide $16.3 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to nearly half of Connecticut’s SNAP participants on Friday, June 12, 2020. This is in addition to the $50.2 million in emergency benefits disbursed in April and May.
Authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, the extra food benefits will go to more than 108,000 households in the state that are not currently receiving the maximum benefits allowed for their household size. This means that all households in enrolled in SNAP will receive the maximum food benefit allowable for their household size, even if they are not usually eligible for the maximum benefit.
More information can be found here: https://portal.ct.gov/Office-of-the-Governor/News/Press-Releases/2020/06-2020/Governor-Lamont-Coronavirus-Update-June-2
As of 4:00 p.m. – Tuesday, June 2nd – the state is reporting a total of 42979 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 3972.
*In Connecticut during the early months of this pandemic, it became increasingly clear that it would be necessary to track probable COVID-19 cases and deaths, in addition to laboratory-confirmed (RT- PCR) cases and deaths. This was needed to better measure the burden and impact of this disease in our communities and is now part of the national surveillance case definition for COVID-19. Probable cases of COVID-19 involve persons who have not had confirmatory laboratory testing (RT-PCR) performed for COVID-19, but whose symptoms indicate they are likely to have a COVID-19 infection. In Connecticut, most of the probable COVID-19 cases involve persons whose death certificates list COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. Prior to June 1, probable and confirmed cases were reported together.
Latest COVID-19 Testing Data in Connecticut
Updated 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Total patients who tested positive: 40941 confirmed/2038 probable
Fairfield County: 15073/291
Hartford County: 9861/302
Litchfield County: 1336/20
Middlesex County: 1098/33
New Haven County: 11139/148
New London County: 1035/24
Tolland County: 772/14
Windham County: 383/1
Pending address validation: 244/0