Category: Health

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…

Mosquitoes in Stamford Test Positive for West Nile

STAMFORD, CT – The State Mosquito Management Program announced mosquitoes trapped in Stamford on July 16, 2020 have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). Stamford’s Department of Health will begin larvaciding catch basins in the area to control the mosquito population; in addition to the larvaciding the department has conducted since June to preemptively…

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…

The Stamford Partnership Orchestrates Collaboration with UConn’s Werth Institute to Support COVID-19 Treatment at Stamford Hospital

Stamford Health becomes first independent, community hospital to offer convalescent plasma therapy as potentially life-saving option  STAMFORD, CT – The Stamford Partnership, a public-private partnership for economic and community development, on Tuesday announced the positive outcomes of a joint-collaboration between the Stamford Partnership, Stamford Health and the Peter J Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at…