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The mask is back at several CT govt. buildings, attractions as...

As of 3 p.m. yesterday, according to the Connecticut Department of Health, the state’s positivity rate stood at 3.35% -- the first time it has risen above 3% in several weeks.

CT ‘strongly recommending’ return to wearing masks when in indoor public...

“This alert applies to all residents in these areas whether they are vaccinated or not," said acting Department of Public Health Commissioner Deidre Gifford.

Dr. Manisha Juthani poised to become CT’s first Indian-American commissioner

Juthani -- an infectious diseases physician at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, where she specializes in the diagnosis, management, and prevention of infections in older adults -- has been nominated to become the state's new Department of Public Health commissioner.

Nursing home strike likely averted with tentative four-year agreement

Most nursing home employees will see an increase in their wages to at least $20 per hour.

Lamont announces new age-based vaccine schedule; Teachers eligible in March

“My goal is to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible, and I believe this is the best path to meeting that challenge,” the governor said.

CT ramps up vaccine outreach program to underserved communities

“We want to ensure that communities at highest risk have equitable access to the vaccines that will protect them and allow everyone to return to a sense of normalcy," says Acting Connecticut Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Deidre Gifford.

CT opens vaccinations to 65-and-older residents

The state's daily positive rate stands at about 3.6%. Current Covid-related hospitalizations are 815 – 224 of them in Fairfield County – and deaths stand at 7,282, with 1,965 in the county.

CT taking tiered approach to Phase 1B of Covid vaccine rollout

Connecticut presently ranks in the top five of states administering the vaccines to residents. The state is anticipating receipt of about 45,000 doses per week from the federal government.

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.

Gov. Lamont’s State of the State address: ‘I have never been...

This year, the governor said, “We will continue to emphasize our best-in-the-nation public schools and workforce development, making sure every child, regardless of zip code, race, color, or creed, has the best opportunity at the starting line of life.”

Lamont extends Covid-19 exec orders to February; new guidance for school...

“It will be important going forward that sports league or event organizers give their coaches and players the tools to mitigate risks of transmission as much as possible," said Department of Public Health Acting Commissioner Deidre Gifford.

Lamont names members of Governor’s Covid-19 Vaccine Advisory Group

The group's members will be responsible for advising the governor on preparations for a Covid-19 vaccine, including the optimization of a statewide vaccine distribution strategy, and communicating critical medical information about the vaccine with the state’s residents.

Indoor visits allowed at long-term care facilities in CT

The move follows a newly issued directive from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Lamont creates task force to prepare Covid-19 vaccine distribution strategy

“I want this group to review every possible scenario when it comes to the science and efficacy of the vaccine, as well as the logistics of its distribution," the governor said.

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.