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Lamont formally grants municipal leaders option of requiring masks indoors

Meanwhile, the state is in the process of reviewing and, if necessary, updating statewide policies requiring masks in schools.

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.

New details on easing of Covid restrictions starting tomorrow

As of last night, nearly 2 million residents have received at least one dose of a vaccination, with about 1.7 million fully vaccinated.

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.

Latest easing of Covid restrictions: Reopening of bars, elimination of most...

“We’re going to be outside on May 1, and outside gives us some confidence a little like last year," Gov. Ned Lamont said. 

CT legislators backing salons’ efforts to reverse ‘egregious’ licensing requirements

“It was never the intention to punish individuals who were following the rules,” says State Rep. Jillian Gilchrest.

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.

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.”

CT spending $250K on three-month contract with PR firm

McDowell Communications Group will assist the Connecticut Department of Public Health with Covid-related communications, including promoting the new vaccines now being distributed.

Covid-19 update: 100 towns in ‘red alert’; state launches exposure notification...

With 100 Connecticut municipalities now classified “red alert,” and the state’s positivity rate standing at 4.8% as Covid-19’s second wave continues to gain steam, Gov. Ned...

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.

Covid-19 forces further social restrictions; 68 municipalities now have ‘red zone’...

Within Fairfield County, "red zone" municipalities now include Bethel, Bridgeport, Brookfield, Danbury, Monroe, Norwalk, Shelton, Stamford, and Stratford.

Fauci meets the CT press: State ‘is in a good place’

Nevertheless, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases warned, "You need to be very flexible" as the COVID-19 situation evolves. "This is a very serious situation that our country is facing. We've gotten hit quite badly."

Lamont: Out-of-staters now must complete ‘travel health’ form

Spot checks will be conducted at Bradley Airport; failure to comply with quarantine or to complete the form will be subject to a $1,000 fine.