Resources: Coronavirus In Connecticut

March 18, 2020
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At 96.5 TIC, we care about you and your health! We know these are unsettling times and we want to Stay Connected! We hope you find comfort in listening to Today's Best Variety. 

Here are some local resources you may find helpful. (**Check back for updates to this post!**)

You can reach Connecticut's 24/7 coronavirus information line at 2-1-1.  

Testing:

If you feel sick, CALL YOUR PRIMARY CARE DOCTOR! For the safety of others, do NOT go to any medical facility unannounced!

If you cannot reach your primarcy care doctor, call one of these hotlines: 

• Hartford Healthcare Hotline: (860) 972-8100
• Yale New Haven Health: (833) 484-1200
• Bristol Hospital Coronavirus Info Line: (860) 261-6855
• Stamford Health: (203) 276-4111

Drive-thru testing sites have been set up at area hospitals, which require a doctor's order: 

• Bridgeport Hospital
• Bristol Health
• Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (Torrington)
• Danbury Hospital
• Greenwich Hospital
• Griffin Hospital (Derby)
• Hartford Hospital
• Johnson Memorial Hospital (Stafford Springs)
• Lawrence Memorial Hospital (New London)
• Manchester Memorial Hospital
• Mid-State Medical Center (Meriden)
• Norwalk Hospital
• Rockville General Hospital (Vernon)
• Saint Francis Hospital (Hartford)
• Saint Mary’s Hospital (Waterbury)
• Saint Vincent Hospital (Bridgeport)
• Stamford Hospital
• UConn John Dempsey Hospital (Farmington)
• Waterbury Hospital
• William H. Backus Hospital (Norwich)
• Yale-New Haven Hospital

Stimulus Checks:
Info on eligiblity and how to get a one-time payment from the Federal Government here!

Small Businesses:
If you're a small business owner in Connecticut, you may be eligible for some financial aid. Here's how!

Health Coverage:
Access Health CT announced a special enrollment period for Connecticut residents without health coverage. Click here!

Meals for Students: 
Many districts are providing meals for school-age children. Foodshare has information

At-Home Learning Resources:
The State has information for parents and students here

Mental Health:
Focusing on our mental health during this time is important! For resources, visit I'mListening.org! And watch as Chris Donaghue hosts "I'm Listening: Stay Connected" on RADIO.COM each weekday evening. He welcomes your questions.

Stay Safe, STAY HOME!
Practice Social Distancing!
Remain 6 feet apart if you have to go out (only for necessities)!
Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently!
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth! 
Stay home when you are sick!
Keep a safe distance from those who are sick!

Learn more via the CDC!

For more information on coronavirus in Connecticut, visit the State's website here!

Visit our sister station, WTIC News/Talk 1080 for local updates on coronavirus! 

And here's how to Stay Connected and enjoy Today's Best Variety while you're working from home!

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