Category: Health

DPH Releases Comprehensive Guidance for All Organized Sports

Hartford, CT – The Department of Public Health (DPH) today released comprehensive guidance and recommendations for organized sports, including youth and adult club and private league play. DPH had previously released guidance to scholastic athletic leagues in Connecticut concerning fall sports. The guidance is intended to guide local health departments, municipalities and league organizers in…

Norwalk Community Health Center in top 10% of health centers nationwide for 2nd year

Norwalk, CT, September 2, 2020] The US Department of Health and Social Services has recognized Norwalk Community Health Center, Inc. (NCHC) among the top 10% of health centers nationally for clinical quality in 2019 and again in 2020. According to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), NCHC, a nonprofit 501(c)3 healthcare provider, is one…

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,…

STAR Rubino Family Center Announces Expanded Birth through Early Childhood Intervention Beginning September 1

STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way is launching an expanded, multi-lingual program for children experiencing, or at risk of, developmental delays. The enhanced program, generously supported in part by The Community Fund of Darien and New Canaan Community Foundation, and other generous grants expands services from birth through age five, with additional service options for children…

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…