Coronavirus Resources for Greenwich Businesses and Community
Connecticut's Online Business Portal:
Business.ct.gov– launched in the summer of 2020 with the goal of providing the state's entrepreneurs with a one-stop-business portal consolidating information, resources and requirements from multiple state agencies including:
Test Kits: January 2022
To meet the demand for at-home test kits, the federal government will mail four test kits to anyone who requests them at: special.usps.com/testkits.
Virtual Vaccine Card: December 2021
Don’t forget about creating your virtual vaccine card that can be stored on your phone. Information on how to do this can be found on here
https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Immunizations/CT-WiZ-Access-My-Immunization-Record through the CT Vaccine Portal
Governor Lamont Announces Option for Connecticut Residents to Digitally Store COVID-19 Vaccination Records on Mobile Devices
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the State of Connecticut is now providing residents with the ability to store their personal COVID-19 vaccination records onto their smartphone devices. The digital vaccination cards mirror the paper cards from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that patients receive upon being vaccinated and provides them with a convenient option to securely show proof of being vaccinated on their smartphones without needing to physically carry the paper cards on their person.
The governor stressed that the choice to load digital vaccination cards onto smartphones is strictly optional. Those who do not have smartphones or do not want to digitize their vaccination records can continue using the paper cards they received upon being vaccinated as they have been doing over the last year.
Instructions for how to load the digital cards, also known as “SMART Health Cards,” onto smartphones can be obtained by visiting ct.gov/getmyvaccinerecord. The system uses CT WiZ, Connecticut’s immunization information system, to confirm a person’s vaccination status.
The SMART Health Cards display a QR code that upon being scanned will confirm the smartphone user’s vaccination status. The governor explained that the digital cards are more resistant to forgery than the paper cards, and they can also be easily obtained in the unfortunate event that someone loses their paper card and needs to replace it.
The QR code is based on a standard that has already been adopted by many states and countries, including New York, California, and Canada, meaning that Smart Health Cards issued by the Connecticut Department of Public Health will also verify vaccination status in those locations. Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and numerous additional states are expected to launch programs soon using this standard.
“This digital vaccination card does one thing – it provides Connecticut residents with an alternative option to the paper card that they received when they were vaccinated,” Governor Lamont said. “If you don’t want to carry your paper card around with you in your pocket, or if you lost your card, then you can digitally load it onto your smartphone. If you don’t have a smartphone or don’t want to digitize your paper card, then you don’t have to, and you can keep using the paper card you were given when you were vaccinated. This option is just about more convenience for Connecticut residents.”
Throughout his tenure in office, Governor Lamont has made the digitization of state government records and services a top priority of his administration, saying that residents want the ability to conduct transactions more easily through digital means to save time and effort.
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Greenwich Department of Human Services: https://www.greenwichct.gov/538/Human-Services
Greenwich Residents seeking assistance can call 203-622-3800.
Greenwich Hospital/Yale New Haven Health: Resources https://giving.greenhosp.org/covid-19-resources/ Call center for any questions about the virus, can be reached at 833-275-9644.
Greenwich Public Schools: For more information on Greenwich Public School updates visit here https://www.greenwichschools.org/ or call 203-625-7400, Havemeyer Building, 290 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, Connecticut 06830.
Greenwich United Way: https://greenwichunitedway.org/
Governor Ned Lamont announces that the State of Connecticut is partnering with the United Way of Connecticut to launch an information hotline for questions from the public regarding issues related to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). People who have questions can call 2-1-1 or text “CTCOVID” to 898211.
Information & Resources to Help Communities #LiveUnited During the Coronavirus Pandemic
2-1-1- Connecticut’s new online resource guide can help communities #LiveUnited! Staying connected to coronavirus-related information and help that is available can be challenging – information is changing rapidly, families and businesses are struggling, and some of the traditional services aren’t operating. For the most up-to-date information on the State of Connecticut’s response, visit www.ct.gov/coronavirus. If you need help navigating available assistance, connecting with community-based programs, and just generally finding help, browse the topics below. If you’ve created and are signed into your My 211 Account, you can add helpful resources you find to a list, and then save it in your account to share via email, text, or link – or just refer back to when needed.
- COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Financial Assistance – For Businesses
- Financial Assistance – For Individuals & Families
- Healthcare & Insurance
- Food & Nutrition
- Transportation, Utilities & Other Basic Needs
- Emotional & Family Support
Looking for ways to help? Please visit our Volunteers & Donations topic for more information on how to volunteer or contribute.
Let us Help: If researching and navigating all of this online is too much, pick up the phone and talk to one of our 2-1-1 contact specialists. Dial 2-1-1 (or 1-800-203-1224) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and press option ‘5’ to talk to someone who can help. We’re in this together. #LiveUnited
Click here https://uwc.211ct.org/covid19resources/to access the guide
About 2-1-1: 2-1-1 is a free health and human service information and referral service, with a continuously updated database of more than 4,000 agencies and 40,000 programs and services. Free, confidential assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year online at https://www.211ct.org/ and over the phone by dialing 2-1-1. 2-1-1 Connecticut has organizational accreditations from the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS), and the contact center is certified by the American Association of Suicidology for crisis intervention.
Connecticut Press Club
Where to get reliable, accurate news and information about Coronavirus (COVID-19)
News about COVID-19 is spreading almost as quickly as the virus itself. As we confront the crisis, the Connecticut Press Club has assembled some national and statewide resources on the global Coronavirus pandemic.
Center for Disease Control (CDC) For what you need to know, resources and the latest updates.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will work with the CDC and other federal agencies to coordinate with state, tribal, and territorial authorities, private sector partners and others to assist with the vaccine distribution.
US Government to learn about the types of assistance the federal government offers people and business affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic.