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New Covid variant detected in CT; Lamont declines to call for...

The governor said that over 100,000 doses have been administered to date, and that some 1,800 people have received the required second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines.

15 remote learning centers across county receiving CARES Act funding

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said that county taxpayers will bear none of the costs of the move.

County executives warn MTA may pull out of two counties, decimate...

“Allowing the MTA to wither away will create far reaching economic consequences far greater than we are already experiencing today due to the Covid-19 pandemic," says Westchester County Executive George Latimer.

GOP’s ‘skinny’ Covid stimulus package soundly defeated in U.S. Senate

“Let’s not have a skinny bill when we have a massive problem,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) said of the failed $500 billion package.

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...

‘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.