Category: Health

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…

Holiday Reunion with Elderly Relatives May Reveal Need for Senior Services

CHESHIRE, CT – After canceling celebrations last year, many families are traveling for long-awaited holiday reunions with elderly parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. But what they find during the visit after months of isolation may be cause for concern, according to Connecticut senior home care agency Assisted Living Services, Inc. “Even if you video chat…

Governor Lamont provides update on executive branch state employee compliance with COVID-19 vaccine and test requirement

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today released updated data regarding compliance with his order requiring executive branch state employees to either be vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive weekly testing for the virus. Overall compliance remains high with 95% of executive branch state employees either fully vaccinated or current in their weekly testing. The overall…