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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.…

Lamont updates on CT’s coronavirus response efforts

KEY POINTS:  Since yesterday’s update, an additional 6 Connecticut residents have tested positive, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases reported in Connecticut to 11. The new cases are residents of Bethlehem, Darien, Greenwich, and Westport. To date, 136 tests have been completed in Connecticut: 11 positive and 125 negative. For the first time,…

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has signed legislation adopted earlier this week by the Connecticut General Assembly that authorizes bonding for several items, including aid to municipalities. “I thank the General Assembly for overwhelmingly approving a bipartisan bond package that keeps a promise I made to our state’s towns and…

State Representative Lucy Dathan (D-Norwalk/New Canaan) announced today that due to current public health concerns of the coronavirus spreading in the state, the bipartisan transportation forum that was scheduled for next Wednesday, March 18 at New Canaan Town Hall has been POSTPONED. Citing public safety as the main priority, and with the most recent local developments,…

STAMFORD, CT – Today in response to the growing concern for COVID-19 (commonly referred to as “the coronavirus”), Mayor David Martin announced two orders encouraging social distancing among Stamford residents: Private businesses must limit meeting room occupancy by half. This will further limit the number of individuals allowed in an enclosed space as previously determined…

Hartford, CT – Attorney General William Tong today released the following statement and guidance on price gouging enforcement after Gov. Ned Lamont declared civil preparedness and public health emergencies in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. “I’m hearing reports from Connecticut and around the country of outrageous price hikes on basic supplies like hand sanitizer and…

DANBURY, CT – Western Connecticut State University Professor of Nursing Dr. Mary Ellen Doherty will be inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) this spring. With years of clinical experience as a certified nurse-midwife, maternal-child clinical nurse specialist, family nurse practitioner, childbirth educator and expert witness for the legal system, as well as…