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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…

Gov: CT now has 26 COVID-19 positive residents, all public schools closed

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 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, 2020: Data updates on testing in Connecticut Since yesterday’s update an additional six Connecticut residents have tested positive, including one more in…

Lamont provides update on CT’s coronavirus response efforts

KEY POINTS:  Since yesterday’s update, nine additional Connecticut residents have tested positive, bringing the total number of positive cases in the state to 20. This includes the first cases that have been detected in Hartford and New Haven Counties. Governor Lamont today signed his third executive order since the enactment of the emergency declarations earlier…

Lamont signs exec order to protect nursing home residents during outbreak

HARTFORD, CT – In response to the ongoing developments regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and the need to protect residents of nursing home facilities, residential care homes, and chronic disease hospitals, Governor Lamont on Friday signed an executive order granting the commissioner of the Department of Public Health additional authority to restrict visitation at such facilities.…