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Exclusive: Leadership in a time of crisis: Gov. Ned Lamont

This is a limited series of Q&As by Fairfield County Business Journal Bureau Chief Kevin Zimmerman with leaders in various business sectors and industries....

Stamford Health: Financially battered by the virus but not broken

Although Stamford has long led the state in COVID cases, becoming the first Connecticut municipality to top 3,000 last week, the hospital has been seeing a steady reduction in hospitalizations for the past several weeks, from a high of 149 coronavirus patients on April 14 to less than 50 now.

Fairfield County nears 1,200 COVID-19 deaths; DOL receives fed grant to...

The state of Connecticut has now conducted over 200,000 COVID-19 tests, with nearly 40,000 positive results and over 3,600 deaths.

Lamont outlines rules for beaches, parks; Still unhappy over casinos’ defiance

Either potential casino patrons will not arrive due to safety fears, or they will show up and spread infections, the governor predicted. “It’s too early right now,” he said about the casinos' plan to reopen on June 1.

Lamont approves absentee voting for all in August primary; Fasano questions...

“Nobody should need to make a decision between their health and their right to vote,” the governor said. “We must guarantee access to the ballot, and this is a way to do that during these extraordinary circumstances. I do not take this decision lightly, and it is with the public health and welfare of residents in mind.”

CVS adds 13 COVID-19 testing sites in state, including four in...

CVS Health expects to have up to 1,000 locations across the country offering the service by the end of May, with the goal of processing up to 1.5 million tests per month, subject to availability of supplies and lab capacity.

Movie theaters, indoor dining part of CT’s Phase 2 opening; Casinos...

With the first phase of Connecticut’s three-phased approach to reopening achieved today, Gov. Ned Lamont and his administration are turning their attention to June 20, when a host of other businesses and services – including hotels, gyms, movie theaters, and some indoor dining at restaurants – are expected to become available.

Gov. Lamont optimistic on eve of being last state to start...

On the eve of Connecticut’s becoming the last state to partially reopen, Gov. Ned Lamont used his daily briefing as something of a pep rally, with a pair of experts attesting to the prudent and considered way he and his administration have approached the COVID-19 crisis.

CT achieves all criteria to reopen on May 20, but hair...

Although Connecticut has achieved all seven of its criteria to begin reopening, May 20 has proven to be a moving target for hair salons and barber shops, which are no longer among the businesses allowed to reopen on that date.

Westport’s BioSig gets FDA approval to move forward with potential COVID-19...

The trial will occur in hospitalized patients who have confirmed infection with SARS-CoV-2 and require supplemental oxygen.

Leadership in a time of crisis: CT Senate Republican Leader Len...

"You’ve got to be willing to change your mind," Fasano says. "If you walk into this chamber, stay for several years, and then walk out as the same person, you’ve missed a great opportunity."

CT hospitalizations down, Lamont focuses on unemployment and testing

More than 29,000 people filed new unemployment benefits claims last week, bringing that total to about 515,000 since the middle of March. The governor said the state Department of Labor has processed over 500,000 of those claims and paid out over $1.3 billion, including around $25 million for self-employed and gig workers.

Group of CT Senate Dems question May 20 reopening; Lamont stays...

A group of 11 State Senate Democrats has sent a letter to Gov. Ned Lamont questioning the prudence of starting to reopen some state businesses on May 20 – concerns that the governor tried to assuage during today’s briefing.

CVS opening drive-thru testing sites tomorrow in Fairfield County

CVS Health plans to have up to 1,000 locations across the country offering the service by the end of May, with the goal of processing up to 1.5 million tests per month, subject to availability of supplies and lab capacity.

Questions growing about how Lamont’s May 20 reopening is being handled

Impatience among restaurant owners and questions about how an outside consulting group is working on Connecticut's soft reopening on May 20 rose to the fore today, as Gov. Ned Lamont acknowledged.