Business help line, 211, resources, giving blood

Attached is a flyer from the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center.  It describes the Weekender Backpack program, which provides meals every Friday for North Stonington kids who receive free/reduced school meals.  We also provide formula and baby food through Keeping Babies Warm and Well. In addition, their Food Pantry remains open to North Stonington clients for curbside food.  People who cannot work due to layoffs should know that they are eligible to become clients. Click Here for the flyer.

The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) is launching the COVID-19 Business Emergency Response Unit, which will be dedicated to helping businesses in Connecticut navigate the resources available to them during this crisis. Small businesses seeking guidance can reach this unit by calling 860-500-2333.

In addition, DECD and Advance CT, a nonprofit organization that works to advance economic competitiveness in Connecticut, today began distributing a comprehensive survey to businesses to get information on what types of resources they need throughout the duration of this pandemic. This will help the state gather important information on the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses interested in participating in this survey can access it here

Anyone who is in distress due to isolation, physical, mental, or otherwise should utilize 211 to see what resources are available to you and your families.

We’re asking North Stonington residents to give blood during this challenging time. This crisis is resulting in cancellations of some drives and we need more donors. Those who are healthy, feeling well and eligible to give blood or platelets, are urged to make an appointment to donate as soon as possible by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

The Town Hall remains open and available via phone 860.535.2877 during 8-4pm Monday through Friday and electronically by using our website Transfer station and highway are open for normal hours as well.

If you or someone in your household is concerned about symptoms you think are related to COVID-19 Coronavirus please call the hotline at 203-668-1700 for the best information and resources available.

Finally please do your part by remaining physically socially distanced. Keep 10 feet between you and others. Stay home if you can. Avoid crowds. We know especially for those with kids this can be challenging but this is crucially important now if we are to have the best chance of containing this pandemic locally.

Be well,

Mike Urgo
First Selectman
North Stonington