Additional COVID-19 resources
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:
March 19th, 2021 Re-Opening:
Protocols that will remain in effect until further notice include:
- Face coverings and masks continue to be required
- Bars that only serve beverages continue to remain closed
- 11PM closing time remains in place for events at venues, restaurants, and entertainment
- Indoor theaters continue to have a 50% capacity
- Large event venues (e.g. stadiums) to open in April
All capacity limits will be eliminated for the following businesses, while face coverings, social distancing, and other cleaning and disinfecting protocols will continue to be required:
- Restaurants (8-person table capacity and 11PM required closing time for dining rooms continues)
- Personal services
- Indoor recreation (excludes theaters, which will continue to have a 50% capacity)
- Gyms/fitness centers
- Museums, aquariums, and zoos
- Houses of worship
- Gathering sizes will be revised to the following amounts:
- Social and recreational gatherings at private residence – 25 indoors/100 outdoors
- Social and recreational gatherings at commercial venues – 100 indoors/200 outdoors
- All sports will be allowed to practice and compete, and all sports tournaments will be allowed, subject to Department of Public Health guidance
- Connecticut’s travel advisory will be modified from a requirement to recommended guidance
Beginning Monday, March 29, 2021:
- Capacity limits on early childhood classes will increase from 16 to 20
Beginning Friday, April 2, 2021:
- Outdoor amusement parks can open
- Outdoor event venues can increase to a 50% capacity, capped at 10,000 people
- Indoor stadiums can open at 10% capacity
- Summer camps and summer festivals are advised to begin the planning stages to open for the upcoming season
Click here for Connecticut's Official State Website Sector Rules for Reopen
COVID-19 TESTING AND VACCINATION INFORMATION
Connecticut is currently in Phase 1b of its COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. Click here for information on eligible individuals or Check your COVID-19 vaccine eligibility on Connecticut’s Official State Website here.
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.
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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.
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/
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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