Since yesterday’s update, an additional 203 Connecticut residents have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 618. To date, more than 5,300 tests have been conducted in Connecticut among both state and private laboratories. Approximately 71 people have been hospitalized and there have been another 2 fatalities, bringing the total number of fatalities due to complications of COVID-19 to 12.
Insurance Department calls on insurers to extend a grace period for premium payments during the COVID-19 crisis
Connecticut Insurance Department (CID) Commissioner Andrew N. Mais today
sent a bulletin
to every insurance company in the state calling on them to immediately institute a grace period for insurance premium payments in light of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The commissioner is requesting that all admitted and nonadmitted insurance companies that offer any insurance coverage in Connecticut – including life, health, auto, property, casualty, and other types of insurance – to immediately provide customers with a 60-day grace period without interest or penalty to pay their insurance premiums.
As COVID-19 continues to gain a grip on our country despite the extraordinary efforts of a combination of medical, first responders, researchers, DHS & DoD entities and supply chains such as food and medicine, organizations throughout the country are stepping up to provide knowledge, and recommendations that will serve all of us well.
Local CT Resident, Dr Steve Flynn, who is one of this country's leading homeland security and resilience experts, currently leads the Northeastern University Global Resilience Institute. His Institute, which provides cutting edge research in resilience, has developed a one hour free short course regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. There are also an amazing array of resources on the same site. It is a wonderful resource.
Here is the link: