Hey there friends. You may have noticed I’m just not getting to this every day. It’s just a bit much. I expect to make at least three updates a week, and continue sharing on Facebook those items of interest that come up on my feed.
Yesterday’s Governor’s Briefing
Positive trend for over a week. Hospitalizations continuing to go down.
Rudy Marconi, First Selectman, Town of Ridgefield
Suffered through COVID-19. He was on oxygen for eight straight days. The lesson, do not take this lightly. Continue to keep distance. Don’t pressure people to open. Listen to the governor. He’s got us on the right track.
Susan Bysiewicz, Lieutenant Governor
Taking the lead on making sure we’ve got a good count, and our responsiveness is the best in New England. We’ve done a great job engaging community partners.
State Representative. Jane Garibay (D), 60th District, Windsor, Windsor Locks
Also suffered. Was much more difficult than regular flu. It’s so easy to wear a mask. Please protect each other and do so.
- Supplies: Great on masks, gowns and swabs are still an issue.
- Trying to get Assisted Living Data
- Rudy: Need to keep moving and doing breathing exercises. Was fortunate to be able to stay at home and have wife push him.
- Undocumented: We are providing healthcare, food and other services.
- Contact tracing is an opt-in, you don’t have to. Chose Microsoft as a partner on this because of its excellent security and data protection and segmenting capabilities.
From Official Sources:
Connecticut Labor Department launches website to track unemployment data, providing valuable planning tool for state and municipal governments
The Connecticut Department of Labor today launched a website containing spreadsheets that breaks down information on people who have filed for unemployment in the state by age, industry, gender, and town. The public release of the information will provide a valuable insight to municipal and state governments for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rapid testing site in New Haven continues to take appointments seven days a week
The rapid COVID-19 testing site in New Haven that is operated by CVS Health in coordination with the State of Connecticut is continuing to take appointments seven days a week. Test results are provided within 30 minutes and at provided at no charge to anyone. Anyone who wants to be tested does not need to be referred in advance by a medical professional, however appointments are required prior to arriving at the test site. Click here to schedule.
Governor Lamont Urges Local Governments and Community Partners to Establish Long-Term Recovery Committees
“ Governor Ned Lamont is urging community stakeholders throughout the State of Connecticut – including municipal officials, community-based organizations, nonprofit providers, and philanthropic partners – to establish local long-term recovery committees that will help meet urgent needs, accelerate recovery, and expedite coordination with the state’s emergency management structure in the ongoing response and recovery efforts from the COVID-19 pandemic”
See complete story at the April 29 Press Release.
Residents encouraged to consider non-perishable food donations to Connecticut’s food pantries
Governor Lamont is encouraging Connecticut residents with extra canned and other non-perishable food items to make a donation to a food pantry in their area. To find local food pantries, visit www.211ct.org/foodpantries. Monetary donations are also welcome, as are monetary donations to Connecticut’s regional food banks – Foodshare and the Connecticut Food Bank.
This at Press release of April 24.
Links and Data
Connecticut Official Site: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus
Data as of April 29:
Bridgeport cases: 1870
Bridgeport case rate: 1291/100,000, or one out of every 77 people in Bridgeport.
Bridgeport deaths: 88
Connecticut cases: 26,767
Connecticut deaths: 2168
Connecticut Volunteer Opportunities: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Information-For/Volunteers
Connecticut Mental Health Resources: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Pages/Public-Health-Resources/Mental-Health-Resources
Mayor Ganim’s Facebook Page
Bridgeport Corona Virus Updates: https://www.bridgeportct.gov/coronaclosings
CDC guidelines on How to Protect Yourself and Others.