Covid-19 Resources

As an organization dedicated to the well-being of all individuals in our community, we are closely watching the developments surrounding the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community. We want to be there to provide information you may need to stay afloat during this time of urgency. We will update this page as more resources and answers become available. If you are one of our partner agencies with updated information regarding your services, please email amanda.furlong@Middlesexunitedway .

In an effort to be available to our community, our phone lines will remain open. Please call us at 860-346-8695.


CDC Recommendations
To reduce the risk of COVID-19, please visit Centers for Disease Control for recommendations on what you should do to stay safe and healthy during this time.

2-1-1 is a great resource to find information regarding COVID-19. If you are in need of food, financial support, childcare or other essential services, please visit the site below or call 2-1-1. 2-1-1 has also created a guide to help individuals access information and resources surrounding COVID-19.

Call the CT Hotline

Governor Ned Lamont announced that the State of Connecticut is partnering with United Way of Connecticut to launch an information hotline for questions from the public regarding issues related to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). People who have questions can call 2-1-1 or text "CTCOVID" to 898211.

Answers to many of the questions people may have can already be found by visiting the state's Coronavirus information website at People are encouraged to review that website for answers to their questions first before calling the hotline.


Looking for COVID-19 tests? Click here and input your city and find testing locations closest to you:


CT COVID-19 Vaccine: Phases and Eligibility:


Fund Information

We've joined forces with United Ways across the state to create the Connecticut United Ways COVID-19 Response Fund. The fund will provide financial resources to individuals and families economically affected by the pandemic.

We are seeking help from any person, family, or organization that is able do to so. If you would like to contribute, please click here to donate:

Local ALICE Fund Information

In response to COVID-19, Middlesex United Way has launched the 2020 ALICE Fund, a direct assistance fund, to ensure individuals and families in Middlesex County who are affected by the pandemic receive the much-needed support they need.

We are seeking help from any person, family, or organization that is able do to so. If you would like to contribute, please click here to donate:



For the most recent updates on Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site closings, please call 2-1-1. Please use the following as alternative filing resources:
A listing of all free tax assistance services can be found here:


Food Services in Middlesex County for Students
Click here for a listing of food services for students in Middlesex County:
Food Services in Middlesex County
Click here for a listing of food services in Middlesex County:
Shoreline Soup Kitchens
Shoreline Soup Kitchen Pantries: Open with modified service. Guests are invited to wait outside and, in their vehicle, if possible. Grocery bags will be distributed outside of buildings. SSKP Meal Sites: All SSKP Meal Sites will be closed temporarily.
St. Vincent de Paul
St. Vincent de Paul Middletown: In response to the Coronavirus, the dining room with be closed and only takeout meals will be available outside the soup kitchen from 11 AM to 12:30 PM Monday through Saturday. All access to the building will be denied, including restrooms. If you are able to do so, please donate the following items to St. Vincent de Paul (Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry). The following items are needed:
The Middletown Soup Kitchen (617 Main Street): Sliced meats and cheese and Bread.
The Food Pantry (16 Stack Street): Canned Tuna, Canned Vegetables, and Canned Soups.
These items can be dropped off directly at these locations.


2-1-1 Childcare Services

2-1-1 Childcare which is operated by the early childhood office and the United Way of Connecticut — is also currently working on reaching all childcare programs in the state to find providers that will remain open.


Middlesex Chamber of Commerce

Looking for employment? Please visit the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce job postings website:

Family Resources

Russell Library

These online resources are available from home to Middletown residents and may require your library card number. Click here to access online resources. (link)

Middletown Family Resources and Services Click here to access resources for families and children in the Middletown area. This guide include information on online learning, food services, and much more.

Library Audiobooks and eBooks

Students can access the Connecticut State Library’s eAudio and eBook collection from RBDigital!

Visit RBDigital and select the register option on the right side of the page and follow these simple steps:
Create a username and password and use ctstatelib20 for the access code.
Provide first name, last name, e-mail, and postal code.
Check the box to accept the terms of service and privacy policy and click on the register button.

Talking to your children about Corona

Tips for families including age-appropriate responses to common questions, a guide to self-care, and activities for young children experiencing social distancing. Click here for more information.

Learning at Home

Keep things simple! Give yourself a break, we are all doing the best we can! Read to and delight in your child! Take care of yourself and one another with love and compassion!

Vroom A free app that provides daily ideas to build children’s brains.
Preschool Lesson Plans -

Action Guides

Action Guides: What Families Can Do To Support Early Learning & Development

PBS Learning Media

PBS Learning Media - Bring the World to Your Classroom (or home)
PBS PreK-12 Resources for Emergency Closings - many different lesson ideas for all ages and subjects

BPS Virtual Learning

BPS Virtual Learning Commons - Reading and Listening, Grades K-5, many ebooks and audiobooks are available! ading-listening-grades-k-5

Read, Wonder, and Learn

Read, Wonder, and Learn - watch a variety of children’s authors read their books aloud resources-for-learning-anywhere-spring-2020/

Lunch Doodles

Lunch doodles with Mo Willems - artist in residence
Explore different places from Mars to the Boston Children’s Museum from your own home!