With 50 confirmed cases as of April 17, Madison continues to maintain policies of social distancing and sheltering at home in an effort to protect citizens and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. First Selectwoman Peggy Lyons has shown outstanding leadership during the pandemic crisis, and her frequent updates are both informative and heartfelt. We appreciate her efforts to keep up safe while also keeping the town of Madison functioning through this harrowing time. Here is a list of resources for receiving updated information, finding assistance, or making donations as we work together to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. As Peggy says in her newsletters, “Let’s continue to stay safe, healthy, and at home Madison.”
TOWN OF MADISON INFORMATION RESOURCES:
- Coronavirus/COVID-19 Updates: Contains recent news and recommendations including the Town COVID-19 Newsletters.
- Sign Up for Town Notifications: Sign up here to receive Town Newsletters and other emergency notifications.
- COVID-19 Impact Survey Results: See survey results on the impact of COVID-19 on Madison businesses conducted by the Economic Development Commission.
MADISON RESOURCES FOR ASSISTANCE:
- Madison Youth and Family Services COVID-19 Resources: Free and confidential assistance in navigating these troubled times. You can also call them at 203-245-5645.
- Madison Social Service COVID-19 Assistance Program: Includes information and an application form to request financial assistance during the pandemic.
- Madison Senior Services: The Senior Center is currently closed because of the pandemic, but Madison residents 65 or older can contact Madison Senior Services at 203-245-5645.
- COVID-19 Business Resource Center: Resources and information from the Connecticut Small Business Development Office.
- Madison Public Schools Meals for Students: MPS is providing grab-and-go meals to Madison students. The drive-up service is available at Daniel Hand High School on Monday through Friday between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm.
OPPORTUNITIES TO DONATE:
- Community Services of Madison Food Pantry: The physical location of the Food Pantry is currently closed, but assistance continues in the form of gift cards to local supermarkets for those in need.
- The Madison Foundation Neighbor-to-Neighbor (N2N) Program: N2N is Madison’s social safety net for our neighbors in need.
- 4-CT Connecticut COVID-19 Charity Connection: Madison is proud to support 4-CT as it helps the people of CT – including front line first responders and their families – through the devastating impacts of COVID-19.
- Read to Grow: Senator Chris Murphy is partnering with Read to Grow to provide books to underprivileged kids in Bridgeport and Norwalk during the pandemic crisis. Books are being distributed alongside the meal distribution programs that are already being run by local school systems in those communities.
INFO FROM OUR DEMOCRATIC STATE AND FEDERAL OFFICIALS:
- State Senator Christine Cohen: Get information and sign up for newsletter updates on our region including the towns of Branford, Durham, Guilford, Killingworth, and North Branford.
- Governor Ned Lamont: Provides updates from the Governor and links to more complete information at the CT State Coronavirus 2019 website: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus.
- Representative Joe Courtney: Representative Courtney provides a wonderful COVID-19 resource page with information for families, workers, businesses, and more.
- Senator Richard Blumenthal: Senator Blumenthal provides information related to the federal legislative response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how to access assistance.
- Senator Chris Murphy: Senator Murphy provides answers to frequently asked questions related to coronavirus relief. You can also link here to receive Senator Murphy’s COVID-19 updates.
ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION ON COVID-19:
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- World Health Organization
- CDC Travel Advisory
- The Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 Map and Dashboard