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Towns Ask Arriving Summer Residents to Voluntarily Self-Quarantine for Two Weeks

Some local governments in southeastern Connecticut are asking their seasonal residents who returned early this year to self-quarantine for 14 days if they’re coming from areas that have had high numbers of COVID19 cases — especially New York City.  This follows a Tuesday recommendation from President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force that anyone leaving the… Keep Reading

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Food For Those in Need Seven Days a Week Across Southeast Connecticut

For those in need during the Coronavirus pandemic there are still services available and open. You can obtain groceries and prepared food in southeastern Connecticut from Clinton to Stonington every day of the week. Where: The Chester Food Pantry at Chester Town HallWhen: 9am to 12pm, Monday, Wednesday and ThursdayWhat: Pre-bagged GroceriesWho: Chester Residents How:… Keep Reading

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U.S. Small Business Administration Offers Loans to Small Businesses for Coronavirus Relief

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering economic injury disaster loans in affected states to provide working capital to small businesses for Coronavirus-related economic disruptions.  The loans are available to “small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and most private nonprofit organizations,” in declared-disaster areas, which includes all of New England, according to a… Keep Reading

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Medical Care in Connecticut Adapts to the Coronavirus

A week ago, I was about to leave for my cardiology appointment when I received a call. It was the receptionist, and the appointment was canceled. “Do you know if I can reschedule?” I asked her. She wasn’t sure. After a couple unexplained fainting episodes, a possible arrhythmia and a month of appointments it was… Keep Reading

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Food Pantries Seek Donations and Volunteers as Social Services adapt to Coronavirus

As the coronavirus spreads and the state sets stricter guidelines for social distancing, food pantries and other nonprofits around southeastern Connecticut have to find new ways of serving their populations while also meeting a sudden rise in needs. Many of the area’s senior centers, nonprofit childcare centers, and other face-to-face services have been suspended amid… Keep Reading

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A Surfeit of Caution

There is an esprit de corps that has developed surrounding our collective attempts to “flatten the curve” of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Social media is awash with posts suggesting ways to connect, ways to nourish each other, ways to survive the isolation. There has been an outpouring of support for those on the frontlines — the medical… Keep Reading

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Widespread Unemployment, Business Failures, Expected in Wake of Coronavirus Closures

Yoga studios, gyms, restaurants and hair salons have been mandated to close — with other “nonessential” businesses closing on Monday — employees are financially-strapped and owners wondering how long their businesses can survive without customers. In the wake of closures that began Monday, CT Examiner took the pulse of a number of business owners and… Keep Reading

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