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COVID-19 Testing / Prueba de COVID-19 in Fair Haven

COVID19 testing will be available at 374 Grand Avenue to patients and non-patients alike, starting Wednesday April 22. Those wishing to be tested MUST call ahead for an appointment. No walk-ins accepted.

  • Appointments are currently available 9am – noon and 1-4pm. Monday-Friday.
  • Results are available in 2-3 days.
  • There will be no cost to…

Added by Lee Cruz on April 21, 2020 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Workforce Alliance Working with Local Supermarket to fill Essential Openings

Business Services specialist Juliana Castillo is working with the Shop Rite Supermarket in East Haven and other locations to fill essential openings for Clerks,…

Added by Lee Cruz on April 20, 2020 at 11:56am — No Comments

Message from the Mayor: Requirement to Wear Masks In Stores

Today I issued an emergency order requiring people to use facemasks in essential retail businesses, including grocery stores, big-box stores, restaurants, pharmacies, gas stations, convenience stores, and package stores. The CDC strongly recommends that people wear cloth masks to protect others from contracting the virus. The order I issued also requires business owners to provide facemasks to all workers in these essential retail businesses. This order will go into effect this Friday… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on April 16, 2020 at 12:29am — No Comments

Health Advisory - Aviso de Salud

Most cases of COVID-19 are contracted from family members living together. If you are caring for someone who is symptomatic or tested positive for COVID-19, here are some tips from the CDC to keep you and your loved one safe:


1.       Monitor the person for worsening symptoms and be in close contact with your health care provider.

2.       Prevent the spread of germs by having the person stay in a…


Added by Lee Cruz on April 10, 2020 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Attn: Parents of NHPS Children - Attn: Padres /Madres de Ninez en Escuelas de New Haven

New Haven Public Schools (NHPS) has modified their food distribution plan for New Haven students. In observance of Good Friday, there will be no meals provided tomorrow. Additionally, starting next week New Haven Public Schools will provide meals distribution only three days per week - Monday Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 AM to 12:00. Enough meals for two days will be provided on these distribution days. New Haven Public Schools is doing this to reduce the number of times families…


Added by Lee Cruz on April 9, 2020 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Hire an EMERGE Crew for your outdoor spring project!

EMERGE Connecticut, Inc., is a New Haven based nonprofit Social Enterprise that operates a Transitional Employment Program for formerly incarcerated returning residents.  We are a certified Home Improvement Contractor with the ability to hire our “crew members,” as paid employees while simultaneously providing enhanced program and…


Added by Lee Cruz on April 9, 2020 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Need access to the internet at home? / Necesita internet en sus casa? (sigue abajo)

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic COMCAST has temporarily lifted the debt requirement for Internet Essentials eligibility. Applicants who sign up before May 13th and have an outstanding bill to Comcast are now eligible for the program. Please go to the link for details:…

Added by Lee Cruz on April 9, 2020 at 5:04pm — No Comments

ATTENTION! Important Positive Policy change at the Fair Haven Health Clinic

The Fair Haven Health Clinic is NOT charging people without insurance for health care costs during the COVID-19 crisis.  This includes undocumented and documented immigrants. Documented immigrants  who are not seeking healthcare because of the Trump Administration changes to the "Public Charge Rule" should know that although getting health care through public programs would make you potentially ineligible to improve your immigration status. This policy change by our local health…

Added by Lee Cruz on April 5, 2020 at 5:00pm — No Comments

This is no April fool's Day Joke: Census Day Is Today – Make It Count!

Happy Census Day!  Please be sure to respond as your response will help New Haven/Fair Haven be counted.  Thanks!…

Added by Lee Cruz on April 1, 2020 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Governor Lamont Announces Mortgage Payment Relief During COVID-19 Crisis

Connecticut Residents Economically Impacted by COVID-19 May Receive 90-Day Grace Periods to Make Mortgage Payments; Financial Institutions Agree Not to Negatively Impact Credit Reports as a Result of Accepting Payment Relief

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that his administration has reached an agreement with over 50 credit unions and banks in Connecticut to offer mortgage relief to the state’s residents and businesses who continue to face hardship…


Added by Lee Cruz on April 1, 2020 at 3:13pm — No Comments

IMPORTANT Notice: Banking for Black and Latino Households

Bank on Coalition notes that Nationally, more than half of black households and 46% of Hispanic households are unbanked or underbanked, compared to less than 20% of white households. This is also reflective of our local statistics. BANK-On Coalition aims to make accessible bank accounts that reduce fees making banking affordable and feasible to individuals disconnected from financial institutions.



Added by Lee Cruz on April 1, 2020 at 3:06pm — No Comments

The Grand Avenue bridge closure is scheduled for April 13th

The City of New Haven


Added by Lee Cruz on April 1, 2020 at 12:30am — No Comments

Old Strong School Building on Fire... no one hurt but Fire Department had to go in the front, through the mural.

The alarm came in at 7:54am. No one is hurt. Damage inside was minimal, just a piece of the gym floor. More photos here. 

Happier days: When we raise money and other contributions to make the mural possible …


Added by Lee Cruz on March 31, 2020 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

IMPORTANT Notice: Foreclosures and Evictions

Foreclosures and Evictions

This week, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) authorized the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to implement an…

Added by Lee Cruz on March 22, 2020 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Clifford Beers Clinic is committed to helping our families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are committed to helping our families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Your health, wellness and quality of life is our top priority.  

Amidst the uncertainty of COVID-19 (coronavirus) we want to provide you with the following…


Added by Lee Cruz on March 21, 2020 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Emergency Order Prohibits Gatherings of More than 10 People in New Haven, Hamden, Bridgeport and Hartford

Hello, this is Mayor Justin Elicker. Today I joined Hartford, Hamden and Bridgeport by signing an emergency order that would prohibit gatherings of more than ten individuals. This order prohibits social gatherings such as community, civic, leisure, sporting events, parades, concerts, festivals, movie screenings, plays, or performances of more than ten individuals. I have also modified the Childcare Emergency Order to allow, in addition to exceptions for health care…


Added by Lee Cruz on March 19, 2020 at 7:00pm — No Comments

The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities

Get reading and writing.


Added by Lee Cruz on March 19, 2020 at 12:23pm — No Comments

New Haven Public School Survey: Student Access to Technology

Important Messages…


Added by Lee Cruz on March 19, 2020 at 12:01pm — No Comments


Universal Health Care Foundation of CT

Added by Lee Cruz on March 18, 2020 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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