Looking for up to date information and resources related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)? The following is reliable up-to-date information from national, state, and local resources:
WHO (World Health Organization) https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/events-as-they-happen
Centers for Disease Control https://www.coronavirus.gov/
CT Department of Health
Town of Durham Response
Medline Plus: https://medlineplus.gov/coronavirusinfections.html
The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) provides answers to some of the most pressing and complex questions from policymakers and the general public. These answers are crafted by experts and scientists. You can also find myths and misinformation that have spread, with the correct information. https://fas.org/ncov/
HOW INDIVIDUALS CAN HELP
Interested in helping those in need during this time?
Middlesex Health is in need of masks for their front line responders. They happily accept homemade masks that meet certain guidelines. For more information on this project (with guidelines and patterns) visit their website here.
The Town of Durham is offering shopping services for Durham residents aged 60+. Residents can sign up to have a volunteer pick up and drop off your items from either Lino’s or Brenda’s Main Street Feed. For more information on using the service and/or volunteering please contact the Human Services department at email@example.com or call 860-349-3153.
SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES
The Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CSBDC) has established the Connecticut COVID 19 Small Business Resource Center.
This resource includes information on the eligibility and application process for the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. This resource center will be updated regularly as Federal information becomes available.
The CSBDC has advisors available to provide no-cost and confidential technical assistance and advising to help your local businesses complete the EIDL and supportive documentation required in the EIDL application. Businesses can sign up here: https://ctsbdc.com/request-advising/
HEDCO, Inc. has partnered with Governor Lamont, State of Connecticut, the CT Department of Economic & Community Development (DECD) and the CT Minority Business Initiative to provide financial relief to minority-owned and women-owned small businesses negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Under the COVID-19 Business Response Program, a qualifying small business with 20 or fewer employees may apply for a zero-interest Line of Credit for up to $20,000. More information here: https://www.hedcoinc.com/state-of-ct-hedco-decd-covid-19