COVID EIDL- Small Business Relief & Recovery Webinar

COVID EIDL- Small Business Relief & Recovery Webinar

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Capital Access will host a small business webinar series with Public Private Strategies Institute on the COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. The program was designed to help hard-hit small businesses and nonprofits recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic by providing advances and low-interest disaster loans. 

Note: The information presented in each webinar will be the same. Select webinars will also be simulcasted on SBA’s and PPSI’s Facebook pages. 

Get answers about the COVID-19 vaccine / Obtén respuestas sobre la vacuna contra el COVID-19

Get answers about the COVID-19 vaccine / Obtén respuestas sobre la vacuna contra el COVID-19

Todavía hay preguntas y mitos acerca de la vacuna del COVID-19. Todas ellas están explicadas en este vídeo. Sólo combatiremos este virus si nos protegemos TODOS. Por favor, compártalo con quienes pueda ser de interés.
There are still questions and myths about the COVID-19 vaccine. All of them are explained in this video. We will only fight this virus if we ALL protect ourselves. Please share it with anyone who might be interested.

¡Esta grabación es bilingüe!

Aquí obtendrá respuestas a las preguntas más frecuentes tale como:

Fue presentado por David Herrera (enfermero practicante con experiencia en control de infecciones). Estuvo patrocinada por el estado de CT en colaboración con Southwestern AHEC y la Cámara de Comercio Hispana de Greater Norwalk.

Por favor, comparta esta valiosa información a quien pueda ser útil.

This recording is Bilingual! 

Here you will find answers for the most frequent questions like:

It was presented by David Herrera (Nurse Practitioner with experience in Infections Control).  It has been sponsored by the State of CT in collaboration with Southwestern AHEC, and the Greater Norwalk Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. 

Please share this valuable information with whom it might be useful. 

NCC’s Makerspace Supplies Face Shields to the Greater Norwalk Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

NCC’s Makerspace Supplies Face Shields to the Greater Norwalk Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

NCC’s Makerspace, funded by the NCC Foundation, has provided 200 face shields to the Greater Norwalk Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GNHCC).  The Chamber will distribute them to local businesses, an important step in the ongoing pandemic recovery and reopening process for businesses.  

Warren A. Peña, an alumnus of NCC, a Board Director for the NCC Foundation, and a Founder and Vice-President of GNHCC, said, “The Chamber is working to educate the community, and prevent the spread of COVID-19 by distributing essential PPE.  We wanted to work with local partners and naturally that included NCC.”  

GNHCCWarren personally collected the boxes of face shields at NCC from student and Makerspace intern Lillie Dehaemer.  Since the pandemic began, the Makerspace 3-D printers have been used to create more than 1000 face shields.  Over the past year, the face shields have been distributed to students, faculty and staff at the college, as well as to various local organizations such as Stamford Hospital, and the Open Doors shelter in Norwalk.   

“Given that we have the time, material and equipment here, I wanted to give back to the community and help out,” Lillie said of her work in the Makerspace.  

Vladimir Mariano, the Makerspace’s Supervisor who oversaw the production of face shields said, “When the pandemic hit, everything happened so fast.  We went into lockdown and there was a real shortage of PPE.  However, we found ourselves in a unique position to be able to help out our community by 3D printing face shields.  We have been able to join makers around the world in doing our small part to flatten the curve.”

Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine TODAY!

Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine TODAY!

Did you know that our Hispanic community has been one of the hardest hit by Covid?

We’re 1.7x more likely to catch Covid, 4x more likely to be hospitalized, and 2.8x more likely to die because of Covid. And that’s because a lot of our community works on the front lines, in service industries which means we’re exposed to a lot of people and therefore more vulnerable to catching the virus. 

If you haven’t gotten the vaccine, don’t worry, there are many options for you to schedule an appointment. You can book an appointment online with CVS, Walgreens, or VAMS –  which is the CDC’s Vaccine Administration System. 

Getting the vaccine is free, you don’t need insurance and all you have to do is signup to get it – there will be no questions asked

So far, over 123M people in the US have received their first vaccine dose and that number keeps growing, but we’re already seeing our Hispanic community fall behind  – and given that we’re more exposed than others to catching Covid, the vaccine will help to keep us safe. 

¿Sabías que nuestra comunidad hispana ha sido una de las más afectadas por Covid?

Tenemos 1,7 veces más probabilidades de contraer el Covid, 4 veces más probabilidades de ser hospitalizados y 2,8 veces más probabilidades de morir a causa del Covid. Y eso es porque gran parte de nuestra comunidad trabaja en primera línea, en industrias de servicios, lo que significa que estamos expuestos a mucha gente y, por tanto, somos más vulnerables a contraer el virus.

Si no te has vacunado, no te preocupes, hay muchas opciones para programar una cita. Puedes reservar una cita en línea con CVS, Walgreens,, o VAMS, que es el Sistema de Administración de Vacunas de los CDC.

Vacunarse es gratis, no necesitas seguro y todo lo que tienes que hacer es registrarte para recibirla – no habrá preguntas.

Hasta ahora, más de 123 millones de personas en los EE.UU. han recibido su primera dosis de la vacuna y ese número sigue creciendo, pero ya estamos viendo que nuestra comunidad hispana se está quedando atrás – y dado que estamos más expuestos que otros a contraer el Covid, la vacuna ayudará a mantenernos a salvo.

Have you already received your Covid vaccination?

Congratulations on keeping yourself, your loved ones and our community safe.

After you’ve been fully vaccinated, you should keep taking precautions—like wearing a mask, and keeping your distance from others since not everyone is vaccinated today.

The CDC has guidelines on what you can now do but also what you should still avoid after getting the shot.

You can learn more at the CDC’s vaccination site.

¿Ha recibido ya la vacuna Covid?

Enhorabuena por mantenerte a ti, a tus seres queridos y a nuestra comunidad a salvo.

Una vez que te hayas vacunado por completo, debes seguir tomando precauciones, como llevar mascarilla y mantener la distancia con los demás, ya que no todo el mundo está vacunado hoy en día.

Los CDC tienen directrices sobre lo que puedes hacer ahora, pero también sobre lo que debes evitar después de vacunarte.

Puede obtener más información en el sitio de vacunación de los CDC.

New pharmacies that are being added to Connecticut’s COVID-19 vaccination program

New pharmacies that are being added to Connecticut’s COVID-19 vaccination program

Governor Lamont today also announced that more than 100 additional pharmacies throughout Connecticut will begin offering COVID-19 vaccines over the next several days, adding to the growing list of locations where the state’s residents can be vaccinated. Individuals are reminded that appointments must be made in advance prior to receiving the vaccine at all locations statewide.

The new pharmacies that are being added to Connecticut’s COVID-19 vaccination program include:

El Gobernador Lamont también anunció hoy que más de 100 farmacias adicionales en todo Connecticut comenzarán a ofrecer vacunas COVID-19 en los próximos días, añadiendo a la creciente lista de lugares donde los residentes del estado pueden ser vacunados. Se recuerda a las personas que deben hacer una cita por adelantado antes de recibir la vacuna en todos los lugares en todo el estado.

Las nuevas farmacias que se están añadiendo al programa de vacunación COVID-19 de Connecticut incluyen:

  • Able Care Pharmacy & Med Supply: 15 Palomba Drive, Enfield
  • Achorn Pharmacy: 289 Post Road East, Westport
  • Apex Pharmacy & Home Care Center: 2380 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden
  • Arrow Prescription Center: 
    • 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington
    • 500 Farmington Avenue, Hartford
  • Beacon Prescriptions: 
    • 233 Main Street, New Britain
    • 25 Collins Road, Bristol
    • 543 West Main Street, New Britain
    • 609 North Main Street, Southington
  • Big Y Pharmacy: 
    • 1289 Foxon Road, North Branford
    • 135 West Road, Ellington
    • 224 Salem Turnpike, Norwich
    • 33 Fieldstone Commons, Tolland
    • 355 Hawley Lane, Stratford
    • 504 Winsted Road, Torrington
    • 7 E Hampton Road, Marlborough
    • 70 Wauregan Road, Danielson
    • 81 Stony Hill Road, Bethel
    • 85 Bridge Street, Naugatuck
    • 87 W Stafford Springs Plaza, Stafford Springs
    • 995 Poquonnock Road, Groton
  • Bissell Health Mart Pharmacy: 23 Governor Street, Ridgefield
  • Brass City Pharmacy: 558 Chase Avenue, Waterbury
  • Brass Mill Pharmacy: 1405 East Main Street Unit 3, Waterbury
  • Bridgeport Pharmacy: 978 East Main Street, Bridgeport
  • Candlewood Drugs: 11 State Route 37, New Fairfield
  • Community Health Pharmacy: 210 Dixwell Avenue, New Haven
  • Danielson Pharmacy: 77 Westcott Road, Danielson
  • Della Pietra Pharmacy: 792 Highland Avenue, Waterbury
  • Evine Llc-Valuerx Pharmacy: 54 Tuttle Place, Middletown
  • Grieb’s Pharmacy: 1021 Post Road, Darien
  • Hancock Pharmacy: 
    • 1020 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport
    • 306 Grand Avenue, New Haven
    • 840 East Main Street, Meriden
    • 95 Wakelee Avenue, Ansonia
  • Health Complex Pharmacy: 55 Deforest Street, Watertown
  • Higganum Pharmacy: 23 Killingworth Road, Higganum
  • Main Street Pharmacy: 2117 Boston Avenue, Bridgeport
  • McQuade’s Pharmacy: 10 Clara Drive, Mystic
  • Medical Pharmacy: 1213 Main Street, Willimantic
  • Milford Pharmacy and Home Care: 78 Broad Street, Milford
  • Naugatuck Pharmacy: 153 Maple Street, Naugatuck
  • New Britain Pharmacy: 46 Broad Street, New Britain
  • New Canaan Pharmacy: 44 East Avenue, New Canaan
  • Norwalk Pharmacy: 
    • 250 Westport Avenue, Norwalk
    • 33 Main Street, Centerbrook
    • 38 Williams F Palmer Road, Moodus
  • Oxford Pharmacy: 100 Oxford Road, Oxford
  • Petricones Torrington Pharmacy: 110 East Main Street, Torrington
  • Pharmscript Holdco & Subsidiaries: 80 Clark Drive, East Berlin
  • Price Chopper Pharmacy: 
    • 121 Farmington Avenue, Bristol
    • 251 Kennedy Drive Suite A, Putnam
    • 675 Poquonock Avenue, Windsor
    • 855 Washington Street, Middletown
  • Procare: 1492 Highland Avenue Suite 1C, Cheshire
  • Rite Aid: 
    • 1030 Wolcott Street, Waterbury
    • 1060 East Main Street, Bridgeport
    • 1395 Middletown Avenue, Northford
    • 141 Meriden Road, Waterbury
    • 1619 Post Road, Fairfield
    • 180 Main Street, Cheshire
    • 190 East Avenue, Norwalk
    • 215 Federal Road, Brookfield
    • 2175 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden
    • 249 Legion Avenue, New Haven
    • 277 Fairfield Avenue, Waterbury
    • 280 Branford Road, North Branford
    • 289 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel
    • 325 Ferry Street, New Haven
    • 508 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe
    • 56 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck
    • 588 Main Street, East Haven
    • 605 North Colony Road, Wallingford
    • 645 Foxon Road, East Haven
    • 744 Wolcott Road, Wolcott
    • 85 Middletown Avenue, North Haven
    • 922 South Main Street, Cheshire
  • Rockville Pharmacy: 42 Windsor Avenue, Vernon
  • Rotary Drug: 1030 Barnum Avenue, Stratford
  • Seybridge Pharmacy Jewelry & Gifts: 37 New Haven Road, Seymour
  • Shop Rite: 
    • 1990 West Main Street, Stamford
    • 200 Shippan Avenue, Stamford
    • 2100 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden
    • 214 Spencer Street, Manchester
    • 250 Barnum Avenue Cutoff, Stratford
    • 259 Bull Hill Lane, Orange
    • 266 East Main Street, Clinton
    • 35 Talcottville Road, Vernon
    • 360 Connecticut Avenue, Norwalk
    • 45 Shunpike Road, Cromwell
    • 745 Foxon Road, East Haven
    • 775 Main Street South, Southbury
    • 875 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton
    • 935 Boston Post Road, Milford
  • Slavins Hancock Pharmacy: 922 Washington Boulevard, Stamford
  • Stolls Pharmacy: 185 Grove Street, Waterbury
  • The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy: 
    • 535 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook
    • 774 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford
    • 79 East Street, Vernon Rockville
  • The Rose City Pharmacy: 3 N 2nd Avenue, Taftville
  • Visels Pharmacy: 714 Dixwell Avenue, New Haven
  • Wallingford (Berlin): 8 Fairfield Boulevard, Wallingford
  • Westown Pharmacy: 455 Hartford Road, Manchester
  • Woodbury Drug: 682 Main Street South, Woodbury
CT on Track To Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility To All Adults on Thursday, April 1

CT on Track To Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility To All Adults on Thursday, April 1

Governor Ned Lamont announced that the State of Connecticut is on track to expand its COVID-19 vaccination program to the final group of adults, including all individuals between the ages of 16 and 44, on Thursday, April 1, 2021. Individuals in this age group will have access to schedule appointments beginning Thursday morning.

To schedule an appointment, Connecticut residents should visit and enter their zip code in the space provided. From there, they will be presented a list of the closest available clinics and instructions for how to make an appointment at each clinic. Those without access to the internet can call Connecticut’s Vaccine Appointment Assist Line at 877-918-2224. The assist line is available seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Appointments are required in advance at all vaccination clinics in the state.

Individuals who are 16 and 17 years old are reminded that they should only sign up for a clinic that is offering the vaccine made by Pfizer, as that is the only vaccine at this point that has been approved for those ages by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Connecticut is currently ranked second in the nation in percentage of population that has received at least one dose.

El gobernador Ned Lamont anunció que el Estado de Connecticut está en camino de ampliar su programa de vacunación COVID-19 al último grupo de adultos, incluyendo a todos los individuos entre las edades de 16 y 44 años, el jueves 1 de abril de 2021. Las personas de este grupo de edad tendrán acceso a programar citas a partir del jueves por la mañana.

Para programar una cita, los residentes de Connecticut deben visitar e ingresar su código postal en el espacio provisto. A partir de ahí, se les presentará una lista de las clínicas disponibles más cercanas y las instrucciones para pedir una cita en cada clínica. Los que no tengan acceso a Internet pueden llamar a la línea de asistencia para citas de vacunas de Connecticut al 877-918-2224. La línea de asistencia está disponible los siete días de la semana de 8:00 a.m. a 8:00 p.m. Se requiere una cita previa en todas las clínicas de vacunación del estado.

Se recuerda a las personas de 16 y 17 años que sólo deben inscribirse en una clínica que ofrezca la vacuna fabricada por Pfizer, ya que es la única vacuna que ha sido aprobada para esas edades por la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos de los Estados Unidos.

Connecticut ocupa actualmente el segundo lugar en la nación en el porcentaje de población que ha recibido al menos una dosis.

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