Category: Health

Governor Lamont applauds House passage of his proposal to strengthen Connecticut’s standards on childhood lead poisoning

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont is applauding the Connecticut House of Representatives for approving legislation he proposed (House Bill 5045) that will help alleviate the risks associated with lead poisoning among children and align Connecticut’s standards with federal guidance. The House approved the legislation on Tuesday by a unanimous vote of 146-0. It will…

Governor Lamont tests positive for COVID-19

Governor Lamont has tested positive for COVID-19 this morning, according to a statement, released by Max Reiss, director of communications for the governor. He is not experiencing any symptoms and is currently isolating at home for the next five days, per CDC guidelines. The positive result came after his regularly-scheduled rapid self-test and was confirmed…

Norwalk Hospital is a top 100 hospital in the United States

Norwalk Hospital is one of the highest rated hospitals for quality in Connecticut NORWALK, Connecticut, March 7, 2022 — Healthgrades® has recognized Norwalk Hospital with an America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ for consistently delivering exceptional, comprehensive quality healthcare year over year. This achievement places Norwalk Hospital in the top two percent of all hospitals in…

Mask mandate to be lifted in Stamford on Wednesday

As announced on Friday, the City of Stamford is lifting its city-wide mask mandate starting on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. However, masks would still be required in “hospitals, nursing homes, healthcare and childcare facilities, schools, municipal buildings, and on public transit,” according to a press release issued by the City. The City reminds that this…

The Rowayton Library announced in an email to their patrons that it will be temporarily closed due to having employees who have come into contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19. “As we have done in the past, out of an abundance of caution to best protect the health, safety, and wellness of the community,…

Governor Lamont announces state distribution of 670,000 COVID-19 rapid self-tests for K-12 schools and early childcare providers

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont announced on Tuesday that the State of Connecticut distributed on that same day an allocation of 670,000 COVID-19 rapid self-tests to public and private K-12 schools and early childcare providers statewide. The governor explained that this allocation is the first phase of his administration’s distribution of self-tests for schools…

Governor Lamont directs CT’s earned income tax credit for 2020 to be retroactively enhanced to 41.5% using coronavirus relief funds

Nearly 200,000 Low-to-Moderate Income Working Individuals and Families Will Receive Significant Boost in State Income Tax Credits HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is directing the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services to retroactively enhance the 2020 Connecticut Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) from 23% of the federal credit to 41.5%. The…