Category: Coronavirus

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,…

Lamont, Gifford receive report on COVID-19 response in CT nursing homes

HARTFORD, CT – Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont and Acting Public Health Commissioner Dr. Deidre S. Gifford announced on Tuesday that the state has received an interim report on COVID-19 in CT long-term care facilities from Mathematica Policy Research. Mathematica was retained to conduct a thorough review of the preparation and response to COVID-19 in Connecticut…

Lamont signs order requiring certain travelers to CT to complete a form upon entry into state and send it to DPH

DPH: Failure to submit the form or self-quarantine may result in $1,000 civil penalty for each violation HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Tuesday announced that he has signed an executive order strengthening his previously enacted travel advisory for anyone entering Connecticut from states with high infection and positivity rates for COVID-19. The order…

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Honors Filling in the Blanks Volunteers for Heroic Response to the COVID 19 Pandemic

Norwalk, CT – Stepping Stones Museum for Children honored Filling in the Blanks volunteers in June for their heroic commitment to helping hungry children as part of its grassroots “We ‘Heart’ Our CommUNITY” commemorative tile campaign to thank local organizations and individuals helping local communities get through the COVID-19 crisis. “We are thrilled to shine…

Bridgeport Mayor Ganim Suspends Parking Meter Fees and Enforcement, Encourages Residents to Eat Local, Shop Local in Bridgeport

Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Ganim reminds residents and visitors of Downtown Bridgeport that officials have put a hold on the collection of parking meter fees and will not enforce parking meter payments in an effort to support customers of local businesses and reenergize local economy in the City of Bridgeport. Mayor Ganim stated, “In order…

CT lawmakers urge USDA to reconsider decision preventing shellfish farmers from receiving financial relief during COVID-19

WASHINGTON, DC – — On Friday, U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and U.S. Representatives John Larson (CD-1), Rosa DeLauro (CD-3), Joe Courtney (CD-2), Jim Himes (CD-4), and Jahana Hayes (CD-5) called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (UDSA) to reverse its decision to prohibit shellfish aquaculture from being eligible for direct…