Information regarding COVID-19

COVID-19 Information page
Information regarding COVID-19

In order to reinforce appropriate social distancing measures, and in compliance with Governor Lamont’s executive order to Stay Safe, Stay at Home, Thompson Town Hall is currently closed to the public.

Town Hall staff will continue to work on behalf of our residents. We are available via phone or email during adjusted hours. Current on-site hours for the Building and Finance Office are Mon-Thu, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Selectmen's Office, Town Clerk, Tax Office, Assessor, and Planning & Development will have staff on site Mon-Thu, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Days and hours for part-time staff will vary; but, all municipal employees may be reached via email. For the duration of the COVID-19 response, town offices will be closed to staff on Fridays to allow for weekly deep cleaning. At this time, all Public Library and Recreation programs are cancelled through May 20, 2020 at which point they will be reevaluated. Staff for the Recreation Department and the Library are available via email, and will post updates on their respective Facebook pages as they develop.

We have created this page as a place to share information with our residents who may have been directly impacted by the necessary precautionary measures. Below are links to CDC information regarding the virus; CT State Resources; Resources for Businesses; Childcare Assistance; Energy/Fuel Assistance; Food Assistance; Mortgage/Rental Assistance; Unemployment Assistance.   As we are able to identify additional resources for Thompson residents, we will continue to update this page. Daily updates will be indicated in red text.

CDC/WHO/FEMA Information
For general questions call the Coronavirus Info Center 2-1-1, text "COVID19" to 898211

 2-1-1 of CT website.

CDC Covid-19 Information page
CDC COVID-19 One-sheet (English)
CDC COVID-19 Folleto
Prevention Flyer (English)

Detenga La Propagacion De Los Microbios
Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Information on COVID-19 and Pregnant Women and Children
WHO  COVID-19 "Mythbuster" page
Cleaning and Disinfection for Households
EPA List of Disinfectants for Use Against Covid-19
CDC Recommendations for Cloth Face Covers
CDC Guidelines: How to Make, Wear & Launder a Cloth Face Cover
CDC Guidance for Critical Workers
CDC Guidelines for Disinfection of Work Facilities
CDC Guidelines for Disinfection of Community Facilities
The ARC Eastern CT Youtube Page (Includes The Ark E. CT Podcast)
FEMA Recommendations for Coronavirus Rumor Control
Connecticut’s Arts & Culture Industry Guidelines for Operating During COVID-19

CT State Information:
CT State Coronavirus/COVID-19 Portal
Executive Order 7k (updated March 23, 2020)
CT Primary Postponed - Press Release (March 19, 2020)

FAQ on the State of Connecticut’s actions related to COVID-19
Access Health CT
Department of Revenue Services extends filing and payment deadlines for personal income tax returns to July 15, 2020
Northeast District Department of Health (NDDH) Emergency Preparedness/Coronavirus page
Connecticut State Parks and Forests COVID-19 Updates
CT Forest & Park Association "Keep Safe Outdoors"
Insurance Grace Period
CT Safe Workplace Rules for Essential Employers
CT Essential Store Safety Rules

General Assistance for Individuals & Families:
United Way Neighbors In Need Fund

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
USDA Assistance Programs for Rural Residents, Businesses & Communities
The Ultimate School Closure Kit
State of CT Mental Health Resources
Talking to Kids About Coronavirus
Relief Program for Veterans and Active Service Members
USDA Implements Immediate Measures to Help Rural Residents, Businesses and Communities Affected by COVID-19
Information on the "How We Feel" App
Online Toolkit from Peace At Home Parenting
Personal Disaster Preparedness Guide
Operation Hope

Resources for Businesses:
SBA Working Captial Loans Information (English) 

La SBA ofrece asistencia en caso de desastre a las pequeñas empresas de Connecticut afectadas económicamente por el Coronavirus (COVID-19) 
SBA Disaster Loan Assistance Online Application

CT Dept. of Economic & Community Development Business Resources
Dept. of Revenue Services - Auto Extension of Annual Business Tax Returns
CT Recovery Bridge Loan Program
Unemployment Q&A For Employers
Main Street Emergency Grant Program (for small businesses, self-employed & non-profits)
USDA Farm Service Agency Changes to Farm Loan, Disaster, Conservation and Safety Net Programs to Make it Easier for Customers to Conduct Business
CT Business & Industry Association Covid-19 info page
Governor Ned Lamont and DRS Announce Deferment of Sales Tax Payment
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Emergency Loan Guide & Checklist for small businesses and non-profits 
Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act
Summary of the CARES Act and Frequently Asked Questions
Paycheck Protection Program Fact Sheet
Paycheck Protection Program Application
U.S. Department of Labor Coronavirus Resources
Save Small Business Fund
Update on Small Business Funding

Childcare Assistance:
Care 4 Kids

CT Office of Early Childhood
If you are a healthcare work or first responder and need care for your child while you work, call 860-756-0864 to find childcare options near you.

Energy/Fuel Assistance:
Connecticut bans utility shutoffs amid coronavirus concerns
Operation Fuel
Eversource Policies/Resources in response to COVID-19

Food Assistance:
Thompson Ecumenical Empowerment Group (TEEG)

TVCCA (Senior Meals)
Free Breakfast & Lunch for Thompson Children
For any child up to the age of 18 in need of breakfast and/or lunch, distribution is available Monday - Friday at the following locations & times
TEEG 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Thompson Library 11:00 am to 11:45 am
Quinebaug Fire Station 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Mortgage/Rental Assistance:
FHFA Mortgage Help For Homeowners Impacted By The Coronavirus
CT Information for Homeowners and Renters Affected by Coronavirus

Unemployment Assistance:
File For Unemployment Benefits