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Gov. Ned Lamont said the state's lack of ventilators remains a matter of growing concern, as Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, said yesterday that Connecticut could be one of the nation’s next hot spots. “Southern Connecticut is (already) one of those hot spots, and has been for some time,” the governor said.
“Never in our history, in fact in world history, has mankind been asked to stay locked up in their homes and businesses asked in mass to close down their operations," noted Ethan Allen Chairman, President and CEO Farooq Kathwari.
Bridgeport’s Lecoq Cuisine Corp. has laid off 181 workers. “Although this action may be temporary, given the uncertainty created by this pandemic, this separation may be permanent,” according to Chief People Officer Laura Brown.
“We are starting to plan for our economic recovery and continue to look to book events over the next couple of years,” says Thomas Madden, Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau chair and Director of Economic Development for Stamford.
“We’re constantly discussing options for our customers in the face of hardship,” says Patriot Bank President Richard Muskus Jr. “We will do what we can as an organization to help them – the bank is not going to abandon them.”
As for personal protective equipment (PPE), the governor said that while the wait continues for federal supplies to arrive, "We're not gonna sit around and wait for the cavalry to come in." Lamont said the state is "vetting lots of different options, offers" for PPE, "some of which seem a little shady, frankly."
Rushaidat joined the firm 25 years ago as a site engineer.
“Restaurants are not buying a lot of kegs these days,” one craft brewer noted wryly.
The $1 trillion spending proposal from the White House would include $500 billion in direct payments to Americans. Indications are that that bill will be introduced early next week.
“Newbies especially can take time to get to know," says Jasmin Cruz of her clientele. "It’s like when a kid goes to the doctor’s office for the first time – you have to take it at their own pace."
Avacare will provide coverage across 19 therapeutic areas and on behalf of 6.5 million patients.
“Anybody can go to a store, pick up a few things and put them in a gift box,” Karen Wright, co-founder and CEO, said. “We want to take that to the next level, to help people really connect.”
Meanwhile, students at the four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system – including Western Connecticut State in Danbury -- will pay roughly $400 or $800 more per year.
The app updates flu and cold-related illnesses data for every ZIP code in the country.
“Stamford could become the sixth borough of Manhattan" if the promise of improved train service becomes a reality, according to BLT Co-president Ted Ferrarone.