May 6, 2020

2,797 Cases, Free Student Loan Assistance, BOF Budget Meeting, and More

2,797 Cases, Free Student Loan Assistance, BOF Budget Meeting, and More


2,797 Cases, Free Student Loan Assistance, BOF Budget Meeting, and More

According to the most recent report — last updated at 3:00 p.m. on May 6thStamford has 2,797 confirmed cases of COVID-19, compared to 2,788 confirmed cases on May 5th.

Connecticut’s DPH provides an interactive dashboard tracking cases and deaths across the entire state. According to this resource, Stamford has 150 reported deaths attributed to COVID-19 cases.

Connecticut’s DPH provides information on reported cases in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. This data is updated weekly and is hosted on the City of Stamford’s website.

Updates:

  • Governor Ned Lamont announced Summer — a student loan advisory — is providing free assistance to those who have student loans or debt and have been financially impacted during COVID-19.
  • Governor Lamont released a detailed report with recommendations for phased reopening of colleges and universities in Connecticut in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community:

  • Stamford’s Board of Finance will host a special budget meeting Wednesday, May 6th at 8 p.m. via webinar. Residents can attend the meeting by:
  • Visiting this link and inputting webinar ID 266-235-635.
  • Dial in at 914.614.3221, access code 563-506-702

Services:

  • The Cummings Park Testing Site is now open Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

School:

Help Stamford

All information about how to help Stamford during the COVID-19 public health emergency can be found at https://www.stamfordct.gov/office-of-the-mayor/pages/give-help.

Volunteer

  • The City of Stamford maintains a volunteer signup sheet for future volunteer opportunities.
  • Stamford Together, a citywide volunteer program to help support emergency response efforts related to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Volunteers can contribute to five major initiatives (click each title to sign up):
  • Testing Site Volunteer Program: As the City launches more testing sites, volunteers are needed to keep these sites functional.
  • Resident Delivery Program: Volunteer drivers are needed to provide delivery services to quarantined members of our community.
  • Stamford Citizen Services Corp: A combination of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC).
  • The Community Emergency Response Team is a program that provides a consistent nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks.
  • The Medical Reserve Corps is a national network of medical and public health professionals who assist emergency response during public health emergencies.
  • Homemade Mask Production: Masks produced by volunteers will be picked up by a delivery driver through a partnership with local dry-cleaning service providers. Masks will be cleaned and disinfected then distributed to the community.
  • Volunteer spots for Grab and Go Meals and Senior Outreach have been completely filled.
  • Students and retired health care workers are encouraged to register for Connecticut’s CT Responds, a statewide volunteer management system.

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