coronavirus

What You Need to Know About Coronavirus in Connecticut and What You Can Do to Help the Valley Respond

Concerns about COVID-19 in Connecticut are growing and we want to be a resource so you can care for yourself and others.

Answers to many of the questions people have can be found by visiting the Connecticut’s Coronavirus information website at ct.gov/coronavirus.

Note: 2-1-1 and 211ct.org are available 24 hours a day, with multilingual assistance and TDD/TTY access for those with a hearing impairment is also available. People who have further questions about Coronavirus can call 2-1-1 or text “CTCOVID” to 898211. This information hotline is only intended for individuals who are not experiencing symptoms but may have general questions related to COVID-19. Anyone experiencing symptoms is strongly urged to contact their medical provider to seek treatment.

How To Donate
Coronavirus is already beginning to devastate many Americans, health-wise and financially. Support local efforts to help our neighbors during this unprecedented time.

Local:
In response to COVID-19, Valley United Way, Valley Community Foundation, Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce, and Valley Council for Health & Human Services have come together to establish the Valley Community COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund. All donations will go to organizations who support those in the area who are most significantly affected by the pandemic.

 

Online Food Drive:
To help our 5 Valley food banks keep their shelves stocked we’ve created an online food drive. All purchases will go directly to the food banks which serve vulnerable individuals in our communities

Volunteer

State Rep. Kara Rochelle  has partnered with TEAM inc. to recruit volunteers for several local nonprofits in the lower Naugatuck Valley while families and businesses have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. 

 If you are interested in statewide needs, please follow this link. Current COVID-19 public health emergency is creating a labor crisis for health care facilities and nonprofits across the state that serve vulnerable people on the frontlines.  Volunteers who provide labor on a regular basis at many of these agencies are at risk for COVID-19 and thus are not able to contribute. At the same time, hospitals,  health care facilities and frontline nonprofits (particularly food banks and pantries, meal delivery services, and homeless shelters) are seeing a marked increase in demand for their services. 

Please note: You should not volunteer if you’re at risk or compromised. If you are immunocompromised, over 60, are showing symptoms of COVID-19, or live with or care for someone in any of those categories, you should avoid being in public, including for volunteer efforts. Please stay safe, stay home.

LOCAL Resources For Indivivduals

Resources For Businesses

Resources for Area Non-Profits

State and National Resources for Individuals

Financial Resources

Resources For Recovery

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