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‘Safety first, science-driven’ guidance on reopening CT stores and offices announced

Maximum restaurant and office capacity at 50%; frequent cleaning of all high-touch points; and face masks or cloth face coverings for all employees and customers are among the various guidelines that will be in place when Connecticut begins its soft reopening of businesses on May 20.

Hospitalizations up, but state sticking with May 20 soft reopening

COVID-19 hospitalizations increased for the first time in nearly two weeks, although Gov. Ned Lamont indicated that the state still plans to allow some...

COVID-19 LATEST: Contact tracing ramping up as part of reopening strategy

The state is ramping up its “track and trace” strategy to get a better handle on its number of COVID-19 infections and exposures, Gov. Ned Lamont announced today – a move that will play a key role in Connecticut’s reopening strategy.

COVID-19 LATEST: Congressional aid welcomed as county deaths near 600

Fairfield and New Haven counties continue to be flat when it comes to COVID-19 cases, Gov. Ned Lamont said today while Hartford County continues to ramp up.

COVID-19 LATEST: Strategy to reopen coming together as CT fatalities near...

The formulation of Connecticut’s strategy for restarting the economy is quickly gaining momentum, according to the co-chairs of the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Board, as the state’s COVID-19-related deaths grew since yesterday by 103 to total 971.

County Executive Latimer welcomes $168M in federal money; ‘Our finances in...

“We'll take it,” Westchester County Executive George Latimer said when asked by the Business Journal about U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer revealing that Westchester County...

U.S. Senate passes $2 trillion aid bill; Blumenthal warns CT still...

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) told webinar listeners yesterday that “we have tried to do very quickly what normally would have taken months. I hope we can get money out as soon as possible.”

COVID-19: Cuomo says rate of increase in Westchester slows; calls Senate...

Even though Westchester County has 4,691 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as announced this morning by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, Cuomo told an Albany news...

COVID-19 LATEST: Fed stimulus bill to be voted on today; CT...

As for personal protective equipment (PPE), the governor said that while the wait continues for federal supplies to arrive, "We're not gonna sit around and wait for the cavalry to come in." Lamont said the state is "vetting lots of different options, offers" for PPE, "some of which seem a little shady, frankly."

COVID-19 UPDATE: 10 deaths in CT; Hospitals increasing capacity; Federal aid...

Dr. Matthew Cartter, the state epidemiologist with the Department of Public Health, estimated that the number of deaths will be "much greater" than the approximately 300-600 recorded each flu season.

CT, NY lawmakers seek $20M from Trump to protect LI Sound

“If we consider the status quo acceptable, the Long Island Sound and the coastline we know will not be recognizable to the next generation,” reads a letter from a bipartisan coalition.

Cloudy future for Access Health CT

Anthem and ConnectiCare have until Sept. 1 to decide if they will remain on the exchange in 2018.

Schumer: Indian Point needs 24-hour boat patrol

A line of buoys is the only around-the-clock protection from waterborne attack, senator says.

N.Y. takes part in Greek yogurt program

If successful, the pilot program will go national, according to U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, who announced the state’s participation in the program.