In Solidarity: COVID-19 Front Line Workers Last Updated: April 2020

All across Connecticut, various businesses are showing their solidarity to front line workers amid COVID-19. From symbols of respect and signs of gratitude, to donations of vital equipment and resources, businesses are getting creative in order to show their thanks. Here are just a few of the many ways businesses are offering their appreciation.

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Hilton Hotel, Hartford


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As a moving gesture for the whole city to see, Hartford's Hilton Hotel displayed a red heart in its windows to show respect for healthcare works in the city.

Frog Bridge, Windham


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In response to Governor Lamont's face mask mandate, Willimantic's Windy, Willy, Swifty, and Manny don their masks in solidarity. The town of Windham came together to decorate the iconic and historic quartet in recognition of front line workers, including: Willimantic Renaissance, Inc., Matthew Verrtefeuille, Sarah Winter Clothworks, Town of Windham Department of Public Works, and the Thread City Hop Fest.

Mystic Aquarium, Mystic


To illuminate the town with hope, Mystic Aquarium is showing solidarity for emergency healthcare workers by lighting its iconic façade in red and white.

Marriott Hotel, Stamford


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The Stamford Marriot Hotel illuminated its windows with a heart to show respect for the city’s healthcare workers and first responders – a great way to remind all that there is light in the darkness.

Whitehart Inn, Salisbury


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To show their immense gratitude, White Hart Inn, in Salisbury, displays a heartfelt Thank You to front line workers. “We appreciate you! Thank you for keeping this community safe.”

Hartford Flavor Company, Hartford


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Hartford Flavor Company reduced its liqueur production to focus on hand sanitizer for first responders, nurses, doctors, government officials, and those in non-profit healthcare organizations. Sales of the hand sanitizer allows for donations and discounts to those most in need. The Hartford-based distillery is known for its all natural, botanically infused flavor liquors designed for mixing into cocktails and flavoring light beverages.

Black Hall Outfitters, Old Lyme


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To help the community affected financially by COVID-19, Black Hall Outfitters, located in Old Lyme, is offering its shoreline setting for free with a donation of a non-perishable food item for distribution at its local food bank for those in need. Enjoy a social distance-friendly view of the sunset while giving back to the community.

Grace Farms, New Canaan


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Known for its award-winning architecture, community gardens, and gorgeous landscape, New Canaan’s Grace Farms established the Grace Farms Relief Fund for Connecticut, raising $2.5M from private donations to help address the critical shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for health care workers and first responders in Fairfield and New Haven counties.

Mystic Seaport, Mystic


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As a touching symbol of gratitide, Mystic Seaport Museum raised a heart shaped flag aboard the Charles W. Morgan in support of front-line workers. The flag was made by Mystic Custom Canvas.

Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge, New Haven


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To honor front line healthcare workers, the city of New Haven, directed by Governor Lamont, will keep the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge (Q Bridge) illuminated red as long as the COVID-19 pandemic affects the state.

Litchfield Distillery, Litchfield


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In an effort to help essential businesses, first responders and medical groups, Litchfield Distillery launched Operation Hand Sanitizer to provide free hand sanitizer to those in need. The Litchfield business, which specializes in producing handcrafted, premium spirits, has been working closely with Governor Lamont and state officials to comply with regulations to produce a safe hand sanitizer that adheres to CDC and FDA guidelines.

Tiffany Farm, Lyme


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Located along the Connecticut River in southeastern Connecticut, Lyme’s residents are displaying hearts to thank individuals on the front lines of the pandemic, as shown here atop Tiffany Farm’s silo – a beautiful gesture of community togetherness during this time of being apart.

Downtown Hartford, Hartford


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As a creative way to bring safe and healthy practices into the state capital's landscape, all across downtown Hartford you’ll find various statues adorned with face masks in response to the state’s face mask mandate – another great way to stand in solidarity with healthcare workers.