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No holiday from Covid

In the 24 hours before Christmas Eve, New York state set a new daily record for Covid cases with 44,442 recorded. That was double the number of single-day new cases reported just eight days earlier on Dec. 16.

Hochul points to workaround for Supreme Court eviction ban

Although the U.S. Supreme Court has blocked the ban on evictions issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Gov. Kathy Hochul...

UConn mandates Covid vaccinations for workforce

The CDC placed Fairfield County in the “High Transmission” Covid category.

CT and NY attorneys general seek to keep CDC’s pandemic-era eviction...

The attorneys general argued the pandemic has yet to subside.

U.S. Sens. Murphy, Blumenthal and Gillibrand seek more funding to fight...

The senators called for the allocation of $50 million.

Get the vax, or face the ax: Feds say employers have...

An employer may exclude those with Covid-19, or symptoms associated with the virus, from the workplace because “their presence would pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others,” according to the latest guidance from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Teachers, correctional staff among those recommended for next round of vaccines...

As of yesterday, 75,946 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines have been administered in the state.

Connecticut approves distribution of Moderna vaccine

Connecticut is expecting to receive about 63,300 doses of the Moderna vaccine this week. Some 31,200 doses of the previously approved Pfizer vaccine have been delivered to the state since last Monday, and another 24,375 doses of that company’s vaccine that are anticipated to arrive this week.

Pandemic is changing definition of Class A buildings

The term, which used to mean a focus on amenities, has shifted to securing tenants' health, says Geoffrey Fay, a partner in Bridgeport law firm Pullman & Comley’s Real Estate Department.

Gov. Lamont considers statewide shutdown by year’s end

The statewide daily positivity Covid rate sits at 5.88%.

CT leisure & hospitality sector doing better than most, but still...

The convention business “will take a while before coming back,” said Robert Murdock, president of the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau. “It’s really all about safety right now, and getting the virus under control.” 

Gold in them thar buds? CT lawmakers looking at legalizing marijuana...

According to a new study, Connecticut could reap $35-$48 million in direct new revenue during the first year of legalized marijuana sales, which would escalate to $188-$223 million in the fifth year.

Doctors under the microscope: The politicization of medicine in the U.S.

Has medicine become politicized — weaponized even — in America in the age of the coronavirus? With the World Health Organization and the federal Centers...

Gov. Cuomo says NY schools can reopen if infection rate is...

Schools in New York state will be allowed to reopen in the fall if they are in a region of the state that has...

Nursing homes face scrutiny over handling of COVID-19

As of June 10, Connecticut’s nursing homes had recorded 8,669 confirmed COVID cases and 2,106 deaths.