The state reported today another 50 COVID-19 associated fatalities overnight, bringing the total to 1,086 in our state. Total laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 17,550 and hospitalizations dropped by 8 down to 1,938.

We are all in a strange, unfamiliar situation. Just because we are socially distancing, please do not forget that you are not really alone. If you are having trouble getting through or getting by, there are still lots of resources available to you. Here are a few:

If you are experiencing domestic violence or know someone who is, below is helpful information. Please visit   or call 888-774-2900. An advocate can talk with you about your needs and help you identify shelters, programs and other resources. All services are confidential, safe, free and run by experienced volunteers.

During this time of social distancing, it is imperative that the alcoholic who still suffers is aware that Alcoholics Anonymous continues to be of service. Connecticut Area 11 has posted guidance on accessing AA via online meetings. Please visit   for meeting information.

Resources are available that you may not be aware of, whether it is financial, child care, domestic violence, housing or other situations that you may need guidance for. Visit or call 211 for access to many resources that can be helpful.

A new Rapid COVID-19 testing center is open in New Haven. No prescription is necessary to get tested, although testing is by appointment. Test results in 30 minutes - no cost to test.   Click Here for more information.

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MEWS+ presents 
"Readying for Recovery: Resources for Middlesex County Businesses"

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Join The MEWS+ Entrepreneurial Community as we host the leadership team from The Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce  to learn about the many local, state, and federal resources developed to help small businesses navigate and recover from the health and economic crisis. President Larry McHugh, Vice President Johanna Bond, and Vice President Jeff Pugliese will share information on:
  • Chamber webinars with Senator Blumenthal, Congressman Joe Courtney, and SBDC Counselor Jim Jackson;
  • How the CARES Act provisions - PPP, EIDL, and Tax Credits - apply to small business owners and startups
  • The Chamber’s Coronavirus Tool Kit;
  • SHOUT IT OUT campaign;
  • Community partners and local resources; and
  • Recovery fund opportunities.

Register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.