Nonprofit social service agencies have accused Gov. Ned Lamont with failing to deliver personal protective gear he pledged two weeks ago, placing thousands of staff and disabled clients at risk of contracting COVID-19.
Since the CT Community Nonprofit Alliance warned April 21 that agencies were approaching financial collapse — partly from having to buy personal protective equipment (PPE) at inflated prices — most “have gotten little or nothing” from state agencies, said Gian-Carl Casa, its president and CEO.
“These are health care professionals working closely with people who are very vulnerable,” Casa said. “These are frontline people.”