City officials in New Haven have launched a new initiative, “Together New Haven,” to help businesses that have been hurt by the coronavirus pandemic.
Some of the focuses include staying connected and buying local.
City leaders said they hope the initiative will provide local businesses with a source of economic relief during a difficult time.
Mayor Justin Elicker noted Thursday that they have received some complaints about a lack of social distancing measures at essential businesses that remain open, particularly grocery stores and bodegas. He said the city is reaching out to store leadership to encourage them to implement social distancing measures as best they can, and said that police would issue reminders as they saw issues arise.
The city has 30 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and one person has died.