CT initiative seeks volunteers or paid positions in schools, health care facilities and COVID testing sites

A new state initiative in Connecticut is seeking to fill volunteer and paid positions within schools, health care facilities, and COVID-19 testing sites.

News 12 Staff

Nov 24, 2020, 3:57 PM

Updated 1,308 days ago

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A new state initiative in Connecticut is seeking to fill volunteer and paid positions within schools, health care facilities, and COVID-19 testing sites.
The initiative is called 'Step Up Connecticut,' and the state is looking for people to fill roles in three main areas.
With coronavirus cases on the rise, the demand for testing is going up.
Gov. Ned Lamont says people are needed to not only do the physical swabbing, but also to register people for the tests, and manage the long lines at the sites.
As for health care facilities, Lamont says doctors and nurses are working double shifts, so there's various medical and non-medical roles the public can sign up for depending on their skill level.
When it comes to schools, several have had to close because of teachers in quarantine and not enough staff to cover.
Lamont says people are needed to keep an eye on students in the classroom while their teachers Zoom in to teach from quarantine.
Lamont adds that the opportunity could be a great for college kids home on break who are looking to get into education or health care.
The governor stresses there's never been a more important time to give back to the community.
For more information on what positions are available and how to apply, click here


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