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5/20/20 - Distribution of Masks, Infrared Thermometers to Eligible, Essential Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Places of Worship

Post Date:05/20/2020 12:00 PM

The State of Connecticut has partnered with CBIA-CONNSTEP to assist in the distribution of donated surgical masks to eligible, essential small businesses with 50 employees or less. On Friday, May 15, Governor Lamont announced that it will be distributing Infrared Thermometers to eligible small business, non-profits and places of worship as well. 

Small businesses, nonprofits, and places of worship that would like to request equipment from the state’s supply of infrared thermometers should fill out a form online to indicate their request. The state has partnered with the Connecticut Business and Industry Association and its affiliate CONNSTEP to distribute the thermometers. They will be delivered to the municipalities in which the organizations are located, and then the municipalities will contact the recipient entities to inform them of a time and location they can pick up their requested equipment. Due to the Memorial Day weekend, distribution will occur on Tuesday, May 26.

For Infrared Thermometer Requests : https://www.ctcovidresponse.org/thermometer-request

For Surgical Mask Requests :  https://www.ctcovidresponse.org/ct-smb-surgical-mask-requests

This distribution will continue weekly while supplies last. Eligible entities must complete their application by or before each Thursday.

  • Small businesses: Any small business in the state that has between 2 and 100 employees are eligible to receive one thermometer per physical address. Eligible businesses seeking to request thermometers should click here.
  • Nonprofits: Nonprofits located within Connecticut are eligible to receive one thermometer per physical address. To request thermometers for nonprofits, click here. Social services and direct care nonprofits may request a thermometer through the process outlined in this memo.
  • Places of worship: Places of worship are eligible to receive one thermometer per physical address. To request thermometers for places of worship, click here.

This distribution will continue while supplies last.

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