Category: Health

CT gov: positive coronavirus cases in Fairfield County up to 48, more actions taken

HARTFORD, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020: Data updates on testing in Connecticut Since yesterday’s update, an additional 27 Connecticut residents have tested positive, bringing…

CT AG: 71 price gouging complaints so far

Hartford, CT – Attorney General William Tong today announced that the Office of the Attorney General has received 71 complaints regarding large price hikes on basic supplies like hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes and toilet paper since Gov. Ned Lamont declared civil preparedness and public health emergencies on March 10 in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.…

Bridgeport Hospital activating COVID-19 testing site

Bridgeport Hospital will activate a Specimen Collection Center for COVID-19 to ensure “proper testing of patients that have received a physician’s order and that have a scheduled appointment” and minimize the hospital’s exposure to the virus, according to a media release by the City of Bridgeport Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security/Emergency Communications. The…

Lamont: 41 confirmed cases now,  restaurants and bars to close effective 8 p.m. Monday night,

KEY POINTS:   Since yesterday, an additional 15 Connecticut residents tested positive, bringing the total positive cases reported in the state to 41. Governor Lamont today signed another executive order, this one taking the following actions: Revises the previously enacted prohibition on large gatherings to a capacity of 50 people, and adds religious gatherings to…

WETHERSFIELD, CT – Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Commissioner Sibongile Magubane today announced that an executive team member who works within the agency’s Wethersfield office has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee holds an administrative position and does not service the general public visiting the DMV for transactions. The person has not been to…

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo Temporarily Closes Effective March 17 as a Public Health Precaution

BRIDGEPORT, CT – Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo today announced plans to temporarily close the Zoo, effective Tuesday, March 17, as a public health precaution. All education and public programs are cancelled or postponed. The City of Bridgeport and state of Connecticut leaders have called on businesses to close to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 following…