Category: Health

Governor Lamont announces expansion of virtual mobility assistance pilot program to Bradley International Airport

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the State of Connecticut’s 18-month pilot program offering Aira at no cost for individuals who are blind or have low vision has been expanded to now include Bradley International Airport. Aira is a virtual interpreting service that uses a smartphone’s camera to stream live video to…

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

Get Yourself Tested: Norwalk Health Department Offering Free Hepatitis C Screenings in May NORWALK, CT – To help raise awareness about the dangers of Hepatitis C and to promote early detection, the Norwalk Health Department is offering free Hepatitis C testing throughout the month of May. Testing will be offered during clinic hours on Mondays,…

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,…