Category: Coronavirus

Governor Lamont warns Connecticut residents to be aware of COVID-19 vaccination scams and report suspicious behavior

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont and other state officials today are warning Connecticut residents that as the COVID-19 vaccine continues to become available to more people, they should be aware of potential scams related to the vaccine and be on the lookout for certain warning signs that can help them avoid being scammed. Residents…

Gov. Lamont announces Connecticut vaccine distribution plan to begin

CDC and Connecticut COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Group’s Science Subcommittee Recommend Immediate Distribution of Vaccine HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Sunday announced that the Connecticut COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Group’s Science Subcommittee has submitted recommendations to him that the state’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan start at the earliest opportunity. The recommendation comes after the subcommittee…

Americares Awards $250,000 in COVID-19 Relief Grants

Stamford, CT – Americares has awarded $250,000 to nonprofit organizations responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Twenty-five free and charitable clinics were each awarded $10,000 grants. The funds will be used to purchase critically needed personal protective equipment, increase COVID-19 testing and screening capabilities, implement telehealth services, hire additional medical staff and…

Lamont allocates $15 million from coronavirus relief fund toward innovative workforce programs Connecticut workers to in-demand jobs

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Friday announced that he is allocating $15 million from the state’s Coronavirus Relief Fund, which utilizes federal CARES Act money, to fund innovative workforce programs that will provide job training to more than 1,000 displaced workers in the state and connect them to high-growth, in-demand jobs. “This pandemic…

DPH Releases Comprehensive Guidance for All Organized Sports

Hartford, CT – The Department of Public Health (DPH) today released comprehensive guidance and recommendations for organized sports, including youth and adult club and private league play. DPH had previously released guidance to scholastic athletic leagues in Connecticut concerning fall sports. The guidance is intended to guide local health departments, municipalities and league organizers in…

CT DPH issues Labor Day weekend COVID-19 alert after clusters of cases among college students, plus many social events planned

CT DPH urges social distancing and masks for all Labor Day gatherings HARTFORD, CT – The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) on Friday is issuing a COVID-19 alert statewide for Labor Day Weekend after seeing clusters of cases recently among college students, as well as a concern over the many gatherings and cookouts that…

Stamford officials: Risk of Increase in Cases of COVID-19 in Stamford

STAMFORD, CT – The City of Stamford’s Department of Health was notified that a COVID-19 early warning wastewater system detected a potential increase in cases of COVID-19 in Stamford. This detection system is operated through a collaborative effort between Yale University and the State Department of Public Health, “COVID-19 is still a Public Health Emergency,…