While food insecurity remains high, the state is not seeing a corresponding increase in food stamp recipients.
Blood samples will be taken randomly from 1,400 people to discover how many have antibodies to the coronavirus.
About 80,000 Connecticut families must wait to receive money to make up for meals kids no longer receive at school.
More children are likely to qualify for free or reduced-price meals as pandemic-induced food insecurity spreads.
Rep. Rosa DeLauro, who pushed for the measure, said online purchasing helps prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Many HEROES Act provisions are likely to be dropped or scaled back to win Senate and White House support.
There’s no guarantee, however, that food stamps will be available to all those in Connecticut who need the help.
The rules for reopening Connecticut are coming out. But state officials warned not to expect a rapid recovery.
While officials insist the food supply chain is strong, consumers and those trying to feed the poor say otherwise.
Connecticut residents have joined those in lines all over the country looking for the most fundamental of life’s imperatives: food.
The state announced a partnership with Quest Diagnostics Tuesday to significantly boost the state’s capacity to test for COVID-19.
The number of new COVID-19 cases declined in Connecticut on Easter Sunday, but deaths and hospitalizations jumped .
Rep. Joe Courtney says ‘the well is going empty,” but partisan differences stall new federal coronavirus-response help.
The COVID-19 pandemic is subjecting state governments everywhere to an unprecedented stress test.
Applications in Connecticut for food stamps have more than tripled and further increases are expected.