Category: Coronavirus

CT DPH: First case of “South African” variant of COVID-19 confirmed in Connecticut resident

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Lamont and state public health officials today announced that the B.1.351 variant of the COVID-19 virus, the so-called “South African” variant, has been detected in a Connecticut patient who is currently hospitalized out of state with the virus. The individual’s condition is improving. This is the first known case of the…

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…