Earlier this week Connecticut Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano informed supporters and members of his caucus that he would not seek re-election. It brings to end an 18-year career in the Senate for Fasano, who was first elected to the chamber in 2002 and became Senate minority leader in 2014.
Hospitals all over the country are in desperate need of personal protective gear. Many private citizens have stepped in with ideas to help. Nadav Ullman is one of those citizens. He’s a web developer and University of Connecticut alumnus, who co-founded a national medical supply clearinghouse for hospitals in need of scarce N95 masks and ventilators.
A group of Connecticut nonprofits has created a new charitable organization to raise money in response to COVID-19. The funds will be given to agencies that provide food, housing, childcare and other services.
A 250-bed FEMA mobile hospital has been set up on the campus of Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven. It’s part of the state’s effort to increase hospital bed capacity in anticipation of a surge of COVID-19 admissions.