Our Knowledge and Learning Services librarians have curated the following most helpful resources during the coronavirus outbreak. See our COVID-19 page for updates on the coronavirus.

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Employment Help

If you become unemployed due to coronavirus, you should file for unemployment benefits through Connecticut's Department of Labor. Read frequently asked questions about the coronavirus for workers and employers.

Additional information about unemployment benefits for furloughed employees is available from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

You can also work with a career coach through the Goodwill Career Center to get help planning your next steps or visit CT Hires for Connecticut State resources.

Read tips on "Between Jobs: Moving Forward Following Unemployment"

Avoid Scammers

Learn how to spot COVID-19 scammers.

Legal Help

Coronavirus Legal Resource Guide from the Library of Congress.

"This is intended as a guide to laws, regulations and executive actions in the United States, at both the federal and the state level, and in various countries with respect to the new coronavirus and its spread."


Financial Help

For renters and homeowners who have been impacted by COVID-19, CT Temporary Housing Assistance Initiative begins July 15th, 2020.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau offers up to date information for Protecting Your Finances During the Coronavirus Pandemic. Check out these useful tips for Dealing with Debt.

How non-filers can apply for the Economic Impact Payment/Stimulus check.

Check the UConn Extension Service for COVID-19 resources for Connecticut farmers, businesses, and consumers.

View a list of financial resources for troops and veterans.

The State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development has created an emergency response small businesses unit. For specific questions related to Connecticut small business, email the Joint Information Center at COVID19.JIC@ct.gov, or call the DECD Small Business Hotline at 860-500-2333.

The Small Business Association created these Guidance and Loan Resources for small businesses.

Read information from the Women’s Business Development Council for small businesses.

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