Pushedto the limit, community health centers ramp up telemedicine while juggling declines in patient visits, furloughs and sick care providers.
On a nice, normal day, Dave Carroll, 27 of Stratford, would typically head back to his native Bridgeport to shoot hoops on an outdoor basketball court.
SHORELINE — It was a loose leaf sheet of paper Scotch-taped onto the back door of the Community Dining Room on Harrison Avenue in Branford last Thursday. Under the note was a donation of canned foods.
BRANFORD — Since mid-March, Branford tailor Lucy Camarda has been pulling 18-hour days at her sewing machine, making facemasks for a host of businesses, organizations and individuals.
Whether you are craving a mimosa, along with your eggs benedict; a mouthwatering three course meal for $12; a plate of nachos or a California BLT with frites and a Thimble America Ale, there are myriad of takeout options all along the Shoreline.
SHORELINE — Reports that summer residents are returning to the shoreline during the COVID-19 pandemic has led some town leaders to release warnings they say are aimed at keeping all residents safe.
SHORELINE — Four local women, each with their own personal connections and expertise, have joined forces to help keep shoreline mom and pop shops open long after COVID-19.
REGION — For many of us, it’s the small routines in our daily lives — working out at the gym, meeting up with a friend for coffee, or even our morning commute — that help create a sense of normalcy. Those very daily routines help us escape whatever stress or anxiety we’re experiencing.
Administrators say the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act precludes the mental health and substance abuse facility from releasing individual information.
Limit of one official’s card was increased and a card issued to another, in case an emergency purchase needs to be made amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The coronavirus has closed many churches and other buildings where AA and other groups meet. Zoom, an online meeting app, is a popular alternative.
Joann Rubino brought her cell phone outside to the balcony and swept the camera around for a neighborhood panorama. The sky blazed a brilliant blue, the apartment buildings an unmistakable burnt sienna.
Cloth masks is not as are not as effective as medical-grade surgical masks, which is why Dr. Daniel Barron believes a plastic face shield is important.
Pantries are operating with fewer staff and volunteers to maintain social distancing, and doubling down on protocols for gloves, handwashing and surface cleaning already in place.
As state leaders work to stem the spread of the coronavirus, neighbors, churches, and local business owners are stepping up to help others in a time of uncertainty.
GUILFORD — While eateries and shops around her have closed their doors, Cindy Wallace has been able to keep Cilantro Specialty Foods not only open to the public, but hopping.
Cases of the highly contagious coronavirus continue to spike in Connecticut and nationally, with elderly people being particularly susceptible.
“We’re trying to motivate the employees and make them understand this is something that is absolutely necessary, we’re saving lives,” the CEO said.
Folks at the shelter will bring pet food or supplies if you need them during the crisis. They’ll even bring some basic groceries if you’re really stuck.
The coronavirus quarantine has been devastating on the restaurant industry. There’s an expected loss of $225 billion and between 5 and 7 million jobs across the country.
It’s the latest in a series of actions the towns have taken in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Madison also closed playgrounds, and Guilford barred door-to-door solicitation.
The Guilford Foundation and the Women & Family Life Center will offer up to $500 a person to Guilford residents financially impacted by the coronavirus.
Officials say they are worried about what will happen if COVID-19 cases spike and they don’t get any more protective equipment.
The spread of novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, has become an international public health crisis, with people sickened worldwide, including 159 confirmed cases in Connecticut as of Thursday night
The school closed for spring break a week early on advice from the health department, officials said, and the student is recovering back in N.Y.
Guilford, Madison and North Branford have declared local civil preparedness emergencies, as well as implementing library closures, event cancellations and limiting public access to town offices.
With the shut-down of school districts, along with their spring productions and sports; the businesses we ordinarily spotlight temporarily closing their doors, and the events we preview cancelled or postponed, there’s a new normal at the ShoreLine Times.
The new Walsh Intermediate School wing features cutting-edge science classrooms, a library with huge windows and lots of light, collaborative, lounge-like work spaces outside some classrooms.
The student, who is not a Connecticut resident, was isolated and sent to his home in the New York area at the onset of symptoms, according to First Selectwoman Peggy Lyons.
The move gives more decision-making power to top town officials without having to follow normal legislative processes, and signals a town may seek federal reimbursement for costs.
SHOREINE — Many business owners were holding their collective breath days before Gov. Ned Lamont made the decision to close all restaurants, bars, movie theaters, gyms, fitness centers and studios, to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
BRANFORD — Late Sunday night, Amy Johansson heard about an elderly couple in the Branford Walmart parking lot asking people to shop for them. A young woman finally said yes. They gave her a list and cash.
More hospitals and commercial labs are equipping themselves to tests. Professionals say there still will be some limits.
Wendy Metcalfe, the VP of content and editor-in-chief of Hearst Connecticut Media, discusses the role journalists have during a time of uncertainty like the coronavirus outbreak.
A new survey indicates the pandemic is hitting manufacturers around the country hard, particularly those that rely on raw materials and parts coming from China.
Homodeus, the company that is developing the coronavirus test, is one of several of Rothberg’s companies based out of a business incubator.
By canceling events and keeping distance from others, the ability of Covid-19 is reduced and the steep increase in cases is flattened.
Education and municipal officials across the state are scrambling to provide food to children who typically get one or more meals in school.
While some communities have been told to prepare enough food for a month inside their homes, for many who utilize soup kitchens, that’s not possible.
The props were lent to the Branford production by Seaview Productions, the production company started by BHS Performing Arts alumnus Greg Nobile.
“This dispensation is offered with the understanding that some will still wish to attend Mass, while others may be less willing...,” Archbishop Blair said.
Our girls are married with families of their own, but on March 14 our family will get together a few days early to enjoy our March 17 St. Patrick’s Day corned beef, potatoes, carrots and cabbage boiled dinner with Irish soda bread. It’s one of our family’s favorite meals!
People who call 833-ASK-YNHH with concerns about the coronavirus can talk to a doctor and find out whether they should be tested for the illness.