COVID-19 Resources

United Way remains committed to serving our community and especially our neighbors living paycheck-to-paycheck who are vulnerable in times of uncertainty.

  

Concerns about COVID-19 in Western Connecticut are growing and we want to help provide valuable information to you. We will update this page on an ongoing basis as more resources become available.

Answers to many of the questions people may have can already be found by visiting the Connecticut's coronavirus information website at ct.gov/coronavirus.

>>2-1-1 Connecticut's Online Resource Guide for people in need of help, and those looking to give help.

Note: 2-1-1 and 211ct.org are available 24 hours a day, with multilingual assistance and TTY access for those with a hearing impairment is also available.

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Vaccine Info  Additional Health-Related COVID-19 Info  |  How Can I Help?  |  How to Donate  Local Hospitals and Health Systems  |  Mental Health Resources  |  For Families Eligible for Free/Reduced-Price Lunch  |  Additional Food Resources  |  Child Care and Early Childhood Resources  |  Educational Resources for Families  Resources for Students with Special Needs and Learning Differences  |  Income/Financial Stability Resources  |  Sign-Up for Emergency Notifications (Selected Municipalities)  |  Local Government Resources  |  Selected News Resources

 

 

 

 

Vaccine Info
Coronavirus vaccines are available in Connecticut and are being rolled out in phases.

  •   State of CT COVID-19 Vaccine Information. Vaccination phase details, eligibility, common questions about the vaccine. Learn more.
  • Information for every one: Accessibility and Language settings
    •    Español: accesibilidad y configuración de idioma
    •    Português: configurações de acessibilidade e idioma
    •    العربية: إمكانية الوصول وإعدادات اللغة
    •    中文:辅助功能和语言设置
    •    Français: paramètres d'accessibilité et de langue
    •    Italiano: accessibilità e impostazioni della lingua

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    Polski: ustawienia dostępności i języka
    •    Русский: специальные возможности и языковые настройки

    Language and Accessiblity Setting for State of CT COVID Page

  •   United Way of Connecticut: The Vaccine Appointment Assist Line number is 877-918-2224.
  • •    Expanded schedule: 7 days per week, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. starting immediately, hold times less than 3 minutes
    •    Expanded locations where VAAL can book appointments: 12 locations across the state
  • •    Language assistance available for those who need it
  • •    Assistência linguística disponível para quem precisa
  • •    Asistencia lingüística disponible para quienes la necesiten
  • •    Those who are hearing impaired can get same service by calling 7-1-1 to be connected to the VAAL
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  •   Call the Vaccine Appointment Assist Line at 877-918-2224
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  •   TTY-TTD: Call 7-1-1 for TTY-TTD access to the Vaccine Appointment Assist Line

Local Municipalities

 

 

 

 

Additional Health-Related COVID-19 Information and Resources

 

 

 

 

How To Donate
Coronavirus is already beginning to devastate many Americans, health-wise and financially. Support local efforts to help our neighbors during this unprecedented time:

 

 

 

 

 

How Can I Help?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local Hospitals and Health Systems

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mental Health Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income/Financial Stability Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

Child Care/ Early Childhood Resources

  •   NOTE: If you are a healthcare worker or first responder and need care for your child while you work, please call 860-756-0864.
  •   CT Immunization Information System: Vaccinate Your Children - Do Not Wait (PDF) During the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines (shots) are IMPORTANT and SAFE to protect your child’s health and prepare them for daycare and school. It is important for babies and young children to get shots and check-ups to protect them now!
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  •   CT Immunization Information System: Vacune a su Niño- No Espere (PDF)
    Durante la pandemia del Covid-19, las vacunas son IMPORTANTES y SEGURAS,protegen la salud de sus hijos, y los prepara para el regreso a la escuela y a los centros de cuidados para niños. Su niño puede enfermarse seriamente si adquiere enfermedades como el sarampión y la tosferina. Asistir a los chequeos de rutina y vacunarse es muy importante para bebés y niños pequeños.

For Child Care Providers

For Families

  •   CT Immunization Information System: Vaccinate Your Children - Do Not Wait (PDF) During the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines (shots) are IMPORTANT and SAFE to protect your child’s health and prepare them for daycare and school. It is important for babies and young children to get shots and check-ups to protect them now!
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  •   CT Immunization Information System: Vacune a su Niño- No Espere (PDF)
    Durante la pandemia del Covid-19, las vacunas son IMPORTANTES y SEGURAS,protegen la salud de sus hijos, y los prepara para el regreso a la escuela y a los centros de cuidados para niños. Su niño puede enfermarse seriamente si adquiere enfermedades como el sarampión y la tosferina. Asistir a los chequeos de rutina y vacunarse es muy importante para bebés y niños pequeños.

 

 

 

For Families Eligible for Free/Reduced-Price School Meals

 

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  •   New Milford
    New Milford Public Schools Emergency Closure Meals:
    FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH! Grab-and-Go meals will be distributed at Sarah Noble Intermediate School without the need to leave your vehicle. FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR FAQ’s AND TO PRE-ORDER: Grab and Go Information  (Google Doc)

    Camella’s Cupboard Weekend Meal Pick-Up
    While New Milford Schools are closed, Camella's Cupboard will be distributing food for students. Weekend food bags will be distributed Fridays from 5:30-7pm in the back of East St. School, 50 East Street. If you have a need from being out of work, having the kids home, whatever it is, you are welcome. If you have questions, contact Angela via email or visit www.camellascupboard.com


    >>If you have questions, you can call our New Milford office at 860-354-8800 or email Community Impact Coordinator Katy Francis.
     

 

 

 

 

Additional Food Resources

  •   The CT State Dept. of Education and  Dept. of Social Services (DSS) are sharing the name, address, and date of birth of all children receiving Free Reduced Priced Meals (FRPM) to extend SNAP food benefits/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to those children and their families.

    •    Households do not need to apply or contact DSS to get their benefits.
    •    DSS estimates that SNAP benefits will be deposited in EBT accounts beginning in mid-May.
    •    For more information, please refer to this informational pamphlet (PDF)

 

 

 

Educational Resources for Families

Back-to-School

Remote or At-Home Activities

Additional Resources

 

 

 

Resources for Students with Special Needs or Learning Differences

 

 

 

 

Sign-Up for Emergency Notifications (Selected Municipalities)

 

 

 

 

Local Government Resources

 

 

 

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Selected News Resources

 

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