Additional COVID-19 resources

FOR THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE, UP TO DATE INFORMATION NATIONALLY AND LOCALLY PLEASE VISIT THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT COVID-19 PORTAL AND THE CDC COVID-19 RESOURCE PAGE.

 

Due to the increasing rate of COVID-19 in Connecticut, our offices are currently closed to the public. You can, however, work with us in the virtual world! Explore our various paid on-the-job virtual training and remote work programs to stay employed through COVID.

 

THE CURRENT ON COVID IN CONNECTICUT:

Connecticut is currently in Phase 2.1: As Connecticut continues taking steps to protect residents from the spread of COVID-19, the state is currently in Phase 2.1 of its reopening plans. It previously had been in Phase 3, however due to a spike in cases statewide, the state rolled back to Phase 2.1, which is a slightly modified version of Phase 2, effective November 6, 2020, by order of Governor Lamont. Here are all of the rules the apply in Phase 2.1.

 

 COVID-19 TESTING AND VACCINATION INFORMATION

Looking for COVID-19 tests? Follow this link United Way 211 (211ct.org) to input your city and find testing locations closest to you.

Click here to learn about the COVID-19 Vaccine from the Connecticut Business & Industry Association.

Check your COVID-19 vaccine eligibility on Connecticut’s Official State Website here

 

For the latest guidance to keep Connecticut safe, including recommendations and protocols for Holiday gatherings, travel advisories, and face mask requirements, click here.

 

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LINKS FOR UPDATED CT DOL ON FILING HERE

Helpful information for claimants

The same information is available by viewing these Frequently asked questions by CTDOL, or downloading this PDF about questions about filing.

If you are a client of JFES, SNAP, HUSKY or use any DSS services, you can find information here.

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Unemployment Insurance:

Individuals unemployed due to COVID-19 are encouraged to apply for unemployment benefits, even if they would not normally be eligible. Eligibility will be determined on a case-by-case basis. To file a claim, visit www.filectui.com, and click the link that says ‘For quicker payment of unemployment benefit, please follow this tutorial.’ For a comprehensive guide to unemployment benefits, visit http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/DOLCOVIDFAQ.PDF. To find the contact information for social services in your town, click here, enter your zip code or town, and press 🔎.

Temporary Family Assistance (TFA):

Low-income families residing in Connecticut with children under age 18 may be eligible for Temporary Family Assistance (TFA) through the Department of Social Services (DSS). TFA is a time-limited cash assistance program that provides monthly cash for basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing, and employment assistance. Unsure if you are eligible for TFA? Complete the 2-1-1 Navigator at http://www.211navigator.com/. The DSS field offices are currently closed to the public, but individuals can apply for TFA online at connect.ct.gov or by calling the DSS Benefits Center at 1-855-6-CONNECT.

SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES

If you are a small business with operations effected by COVID-19 please check the links below for assistance:

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan information
SBA resource guide to loan information
IRS information regarding payroll & taxes

EMPLOYER and CITIZEN RESOURCES

Northwestern CT Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Resource Guide
Danbury, CT information
Waterbury, CT information
Safe Workplace Rules for Essential Employees

JOB SEEKER RESOURCES/JOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE

If you are seeking employment, please see a list of employers hiring essential workers immediately by clicking HERE.

Register on CTHIRES.com
- Create Resume
- Search for jobs
- View online workshops
- Research labor market information

To make an appointment for a virtual/over the phone employment support session with Career Resource, INC please click here.
For a national registry of jobs available now, please visit https://needajobnow.usnlx.com/

CHILDCARE RESOURCES

Click the following links to connect to Connecticut's Official State Website COVID-19 Childcare Resources:

CTOEC Child Care Referral Support for Teachers and Board of Education Employees

 

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