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Easier mail-in voting and an alfresco dining option at restaurants — two public health ideas adopted at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic — are set to be extended after allowing the House of Representatives to the state on Wednesday. The House voted 126 to 16 in favor of a bill that includes the broad …

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut health officials ordered the immediate transfer of all 94 residents of a Wallingford nursing home to other care centers after discovering dangerous safety breaches during a investigation prompted by the deaths of two residents, according to the state Department of Public Service. Health. Department Commissioner Dr. Manisha Juthani issued the …

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea experienced its deadliest day of the pandemic on Tuesday, with 293 deaths reported in the past 24 hours, as the country grapples with a record rise in coronavirus infections. coronavirus caused by the rapidly evolving omicron variant. The 1,196 patients infected with the virus in serious or critical …

Health officials investigated the complaints at the Quinnipiac Valley Center on February 10 and found several violations. HARTFORD, Conn. – A care home in Wallingford has been ordered to move nearly 100 residents out of its facility due to several health and safety issues which health officials say have yet to be addressed. On Monday, …

As some universities move forward with easing COVID-related rules, others await further changes, particularly around masking. UConn announced it was relaxing mask rules starting Friday and had already changed entry requirements to a game at Gampel Pavilion and the XL Center. Earlier this week, Quinnipiac University relaxed its masking policy. Other schools in the state …

Connecticut is spending hundreds of millions of dollars improving the state’s school buildings, but new questions are arising about how closely these projects are monitored. Republicans are calling for a legislative inquiry into the office in charge of these contracts. NBC Connecticut’s Mike Hydeck spoke with State Rep. Tami Zawistowski (R-East Granby), Caucus Policy Co-Chair. …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The Connecticut House of Representatives has voted to extend a series of emergency powers for the governor in the event of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Connecticut House of Representatives has a decision to make. The results came in late Thursday evening. One of the extensions included ordering masks from …

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are among a number of states nationwide that are easing or ending mask mandates as coronavirus cases drop precipitously from their recent peaks. On Wednesday, Governor Kathy Hochul of New York announced that a statewide mask or vaccination proof warrant for all indoor public places would be allowed to …

The first case of the COVID-19 omicron BA.2 subvariant also known as the “stealth variant” has been detected in Connecticut. Infectious disease experts tell NBC Connecticut the name comes from the fact that sometimes the variant can be difficult to detect in testing. The BA.2 variant is potentially more infectious than the Omicron BA.1, according …

January 20, 2022 Sometimes masks and social distancing aren’t enough. Sometimes, to avoid the risk of COVID-19, people avoid public places and spend more time at home. A new report on community mobility from Google, published on January 19, reveals that Connecticut residents took fewer risks in public spaces last month, with a substantial decrease …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The governor of Connecticut may request an extension of his emergency powers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Ned Lamont raised this possibility during a virtual press conference on Wednesday. “We are preparing for legislative leaders and the legislature a list of executive orders that we believe should be prosecuted, but I …

[ad_1] ‘Flurona’ is a new term used to describe a case where a patient tests positive for both COVID19 and the flu, but health experts have announced the concept is nothing new to them. The biggest piece of advice from medical leaders is to avoid panicking because of the tools they have in their arsenal …

[ad_1] Text size Javier Torres / AFP / Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended Pfizer recall for young children as Covid-19 hospitalizations among children skyrocket across the country, and several US universities have adjusted their plans to return to campus in the middle an increase related to Omicron. Boosters were …

[ad_1] Connecticut residents looking for a COVID-19 test on the Monday after Christmas tended to queue or were out of luck. At walk-in sites in Willimantic, New Haven, Waterbury, New Britain and Hartford, queues of people waited for hours outside or in their idling cars. The Willimantic site closed two and a half hours earlier …

[ad_1] Yale University officials are encouraging students to leave early for the fall semester, as final exams will be online amid a slight increase in Covid-19 cases. The university said it has not directly experienced an increase in the number of cases like other universities, but it wants to allow students to return home earlier. …

[ad_1] BRIDGEPORT – Sonia Noyse, who runs 16-year-old Jamaican restaurant Sonia’s Kitchen on Reservoir Avenue, was not intimately involved in the steps he took to seek part of the $ 5 million in federal aid to coronaviruses distributed to small businesses by the city Hall. This task was assumed by his daughter. But Noyse has …

[ad_1] December 15, 2021 A file photo of a police car in Hartford, Connecticut. Hartford Police / Photo provided HARTFORD – A clinical social worker in Hartford was indicted on Tuesday after falsely billing more than $ 146,000 for Meidcaid program services, according to the state’s Criminal Justice Division. Alicia Thompkins, 39, of Hartford, has …

[ad_1] Dec 14 2021, 12:17Updated 1 hour ago Through: Associated press Philadelphia will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination to dine indoors at bars, restaurants, indoor sporting events and other food-related establishments starting Jan. 3, city and state officials said on Monday. public health. Public health director Cheryl Bettigole said Philadelphia has seen infection rates double …

[ad_1] Ellington’s board wrote a letter to Connecticut Department of Public Health commissioner Manitha Juthani to address concerns about inconsistencies in masking policies among students. In the letter, school officials said state policy has the potential to publicly stigmatize students based on their medical condition – vaccinated or unvaccinated. “Ellington Public Schools have been a …

[ad_1] You may have heard of the Surgeon General’s new report. This is a rare public health advisory on the mental health crisis in children and adolescents. Depressive and anxious symptoms doubled during the pandemic. Today, 25% of people have depressive symptoms and 20% suffer from anxiety. Negative emotions and conditions associated with things like …

[ad_1] State officials said on Saturday evening they identified the first case of the omicron COVID-19 variant in Connecticut, in a man who lives in Hartford County. The man, who is in his 60s, developed mild symptoms on November 27. A home test gave a positive result for COVID-19 two days later and a molecular …

[ad_1] Public health officials in South Africa are sounding the alarm on a new variant of the coronavirus which they say is responsible for the rapid spread of the virus among young people in the country’s most populous province. This new variant, which the World Health Organization dubbed Omicron at a meeting on Friday, has …

[ad_1] HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Governor Ned Lamont is expected to hold a press conference Monday afternoon to discuss the latest COVID-19 situation in Connecticut. It comes as COVID cases have increased in the state over the past week. COVID cases have more than doubled in the past two weeks in Connecticut. However, doctors say …

[ad_1] JAY, Vermont (AP) – After a winter with mask warrants and restrictions on the number of people on ski lifts, ski resorts expect the coming season to look more like pre-pandemic days on tracks. All virus related protocols at resorts will vary depending on where they are located and the local health rules in …

[ad_1] Governor Ned Lamont and the General Assembly are to be commended for their fiscal prudence. Their management of state government has resulted in large budget surpluses. They wisely invested $ 1.6 billion of our previous budget surplus into our underfunded public pension system. Their investment protected Connecticut’s commitment to esteemed workers and retirees and …

[ad_1] With some of Connecticut’s municipal mask terms coming to an end and vaccines for children approaching, we want to take a closer look at where we are in the pandemic. Dan Corcoran of NBC Connecticut spoke with Dr. Howard Forman, professor of public health and management at Yale University. Dan: Let’s start with the …

[ad_1] October 13, 2021 Everyone knows when the winter season begins in Connecticut. It’s around germ season, when viruses, bacteria, fungi, and the rest of the germ family gang up on humans, these infamous indoor creatures. Since the arrival of COVID-19 last year, Americans have been super vigilant to avoid a specific germ, SARS-CoV-2, the …

[ad_1] This week’s planning and zoning meeting will take place Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. on Zoom. (Usually P&Z meets on Tuesday, but because Monday is the Columbus Day holiday, the meeting has been moved forward one day). Church / Sherwood 8-30g The agenda kicks off with the controversial seven-story, 192-unit residential development on Church Street …

[ad_1] Press Releases 09/30/2021 Statement from Connecticut Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr Manisha Juthani Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines for Pregnant Women FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 30, 2021 CONTACT: Chris Boyle, Director of Communications (860) 706-9654 – [email protected] Statement from the Connecticut Department of Public Health commissioner Dr Manisha Juthani regarding COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant women …

[ad_1] Patients of a private health care provider in Brazil did not know they would be “guinea pigs” in a study of drugs including hydroxychloroquine with no proven efficacy against Covid-19, a parliamentary inquiry has learned. The lawyer for a dozen whistleblowers, who worked for the medical group Prevent Senior, also told senators in Brasilia …

[ad_1] Press Releases 09/27/2021 Governor Lamont, Connecticut Department of Transportation and AAA raise awareness of new rear seat belt law that comes into effect October 1 Starting Friday, a new Connecticut law will require all rear passengers to wear seat belts (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont, the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Office …

[ad_1] HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Lawmakers are due to meet for a special session Monday to debate an extension of the governor’s emergency powers in the event of a pandemic. Governor Ned Lamont’s powers will expire at the end of the month. Governor Ned Lamont calls for the General Assembly to meet in extraordinary session …

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[ad_1] Amherst’s COVID regulations are among the strictest in NESCAC. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.) In other ivory towers is the Registration look at colleges and universities outside the purple bubble. As colleges nationwide reopen for the fall semester, some peer institutions have put in place significantly stricter public health restrictions than the college’s COVID-19 …

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[ad_1] While the United States Food and Drug Administration voted against COVID vaccine recalls for the general population, Connecticut has already administered nearly 20,000 third doses to immunocompromised residents, said a health official from the United States. State. As of Friday, the state had administered 19,400 third doses, according to Chris Boyle, spokesperson for the …

[ad_1] HARTFORD, CT. (WFSB) – A few hundred people have gathered for a peaceful rally focused on ending COVID-19 mandates and the governor’s emergency powers. People from across the state marched into the capital to say “no” to the mask and vaccine warrants. The outright opposition is visible. Protesters said the stance was about freedom …

[ad_1] Connecticut is preparing to offer Covid-19 boosters to people 65 years of age and older or those identified as high risk who have previously received a Pfizer vaccine, the State Department of Public Health said on Friday. This comes after the Food and Drug Administration’s advisory committee voted to recommend authorization for emergency use …

[ad_1] Several communities are reporting problems with telephone lines Wednesday morning. We do not know if they are all connected. CT DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH The Hartford-based state Department of Public Health said it was experiencing a phone outage affecting all incoming calls. They said the outage was impacting other agencies and businesses in the …

[ad_1] Since the start of the pandemic, health officials have said hospitalizations are the number to watch to assess where we are in the pandemic. The numbers in Connecticut right now are not going in the right direction. According to data from the Connecticut Department of Public Health. A month ago, there were only 25 …

[ad_1] NORWALK, CT – Mayor Harry Rilling announced on Tuesday that masks will be required at all facilities in Norwalk, regardless of a person’s coronavirus vaccination status, starting Friday. In a statement, Rilling said his executive order affects all establishments in Norwalk, including bars, restaurants, gyms, movie theaters and supermarkets, where physical distance cannot be …

[ad_1] The City of New Haven now requires people to wear masks indoors whether or not you are vaccinated against COVID-19. Where face masks are required in New Haven Masks will be mandatory indoors in all establishments, such as: Bars Restaurants, when you’re not eating Retail establishments Theaters Office buildings New Haven County has reached …

[ad_1] As Litchfield County on Tuesday became the last county in the state with “substantial” threats of the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Ned Lamont said local leaders and business owners will decide how and how they must tighten the rules on coronaviruses. News of Litchfield County’s status came as new hospitalizations, 17, were as high …

[ad_1] After Connecticut “strongly recommended” that most people wear face masks in public spaces – but without a warrant to do so, as was the case last year – major sites are now considering whether to demand masks on their own initiative. The delta variant of COVID-19 appears to be breaking through vaccines from Pfizer, …

[ad_1] Cloe Poisson :: CTMirror.org A healthcare worker inserts a nasal swab to test Pamela Waterman, of Hartford, for COVID-19 at Hartford HealthCare’s mobile testing site at Phillips Health Care in north Hartford in May 2020. After a year of keeping COVID testing rates secret, based on the wishes of the hospitals and labs involved, …

[ad_1] As the Delta variant becomes more prominent – being the cause of 80% of new COVID-19 cases in the country – there is growing concern among those who have been vaccinated and their chances of contracting the virus. According to the Department of Public Health, there are currently 854 groundbreaking cases in the state …

[ad_1] Press Releases 07/20/2021 Governor Lamont and Connecticut State Officials Raise Awareness on Safe Storage of Drugs and Other Substances (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the state of Connecticut is launching a campaign to educate the public about the safe storage of drugs and other potentially harmful substances. The initiative is …

[ad_1] HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – It’s still summer vacation, but the Centers for Disease Control has issued new guidelines for the next school year. The agency says vaccinated teachers and vaccinated students do not need to wear masks at school. The CDC also said no one needed to wear masks at recess or in most …

[ad_1] The spread of the delta extra-contagious variant in the Bay Area and elsewhere has sparked a lot of discussion and questions about whether the relative freedom we all know with the lifting of public health orders could be short-lived. . The short answer seems to be, according to most experts speaking to the media …

[ad_1] HONOLULU (AP) – For nearly a year, the people of Maui have had their tropical oasis virtually to themselves. Then the visitors all returned in droves. “Surplus tourism” has long been a complaint of residents of the Hawaiian island, which is one of the world’s most popular getaways: congested roads, crowded beaches, crowded restaurants. …

[ad_1] Statewide healthcare workers who were hired during the pandemic must be fired if they do not take their fingerprints for state-mandated background checks by July 20, the health department warns Connecticut public in urgent notes sent to nursing homes, home health agencies, chronic disease hospitals and other health care entities. An estimated 7,500 people …

[ad_1] HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – In just four days, it will be legal to own marijuana in Connecticut. However, you still won’t be able to buy it as is. Additionally, officials are telling companies they will need a license to sell products that contain even small amounts of THC. The Consumer Protection Ministry said a …

[ad_1] HARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) – Opioid deaths have increased in Connecticut during the pandemic and continue to rise in 2021, fueled by continued interruptions in recovery programs and a supply of deadly drugs containing fentanyl. The synthetic opioid fentanyl, which is 80 to 100 times more potent than morphine, was found in 4% of accidental …

[ad_1] For the first time in South Windsor’s history, an African-American sits on city council. Steven King Jr. became South Windsor’s first black council member on Monday night, meaning you can now add his name to the city’s history books. “It’s a rewarding experience,” King said. “Obviously it’s historical and archival probably from a city …

[ad_1] Press Releases 08/06/2021 Governor Lamont congratulates Connecticut Senate on passing legislation legalizing adult cannabis use (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont commends the Connecticut State Senate for voting to approve legislation drafted with the support and input of his administration that will legalize recreational and adult use of cannabis, including its sale and safe …

[ad_1] A customer eagerly taps his foot to the ground as he lines up, eager to get out and breathe some fresh air. “Why do we still have to wear these things? They ask the person behind them, pointing a finger at their blue surgical mask. Despite Governor Ned Lamont’s decision to completely lift the …

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[ad_1] Press Releases 04/06/2021 Governor Lamont confirms agreement to avoid strike in group homes for people with disabilities (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that his administration has received copies of strike withdrawal notices from SEIU District 1199 New England to group homes that provide services to people with developmental disabilities. The notices …

[ad_1] FAIRFIELD, CT – After months of discussions in Hartford – and Fairfield – several changes to state zoning law that could affect affordable housing in the city were passed in the House and Senate just days after that the Selectmen board of directors approved a resolution opposing the policies. The proposed changes, which will …

[ad_1] HB 6502 is just the bill to recreate a stronger, healthier, more equitable, viable and sustainable recovery for Connecticut. It would phase out expanded polystyrene (EPS foam) take-out food packaging containers and address other important plastic pollution reduction initiatives. YES to HB 6502 as there is an urgent need to protect the health of …

[ad_1] Coronavirus Developments Around New England: CONNECTICUT Yale New Haven Health is shutting down mass vaccination sites, the New Haven Register reported. Dr Ohm Deshpande, deputy clinical director of the health system, told the registry that the system will stop the first doses after May 25 and then it will be open for second doses …

[ad_1] Connecticut Restaurant Association press release: April 29, 2021 The Connecticut Restaurant Association is teaming up with Governor Lamont and the State of Connecticut to launch the #CTDrinksOnUs campaign, where participating state restaurants will offer free drinks to patrons starting May 19. To take part in the promotion, customers will simply show that they ‘have …

[ad_1] The Connecticut Department of Education has issued guidelines that Connecticut school districts will not have to offer a distance learning option to families next fall. Education Department officials said they do not plan to have to force school districts to offer this option after this school year. “I really hope that our schools are …

[ad_1] April 29, 2021 The supply of COVID vaccines now exceeds demand, in part because everyone who wanted to receive the vaccine and had the capacity to get one did so. Among those who are not vaccinated, some are firm in their refusal to roll up their sleeves, while others simply cannot afford to enter …

[ad_1] UConn Health is deploying the FEMA Mobile Vaccination Unit to four cities in Eastern Connecticut for nine days starting today in East Hartford. In the ongoing effort to bring the vaccine to communities and people in socially vulnerable areas, Connecticut opened the country’s first FEMA Mobile Vaccination Unit (MVU) on March 29. UConn Health …

[ad_1] Connecticut is on the verge of adopting new, more flexible mask-wearing guidelines that have been provided by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). The CDC announced Tuesday, April 27, that people who are fully vaccinated – two weeks after receiving an injection of Johnson & Johnson or two doses of Pfizer or …

[ad_1] Recently, Congress passed a $ 2 trillion legislative package aimed at helping individuals, businesses and the healthcare system as the entire country grapples with the global COVID-19 pandemic. Enacted on March 27, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, the CARES Act, can also help keep workers on the payroll to prevent them …

[ad_1] Sporting Kansas City and The Victory project, the club’s philanthropic foundation dedicated to making an impact in the lives of children with cancer, will partner with MLS WORKS and Continental Tire in September to raise awareness and fundraise during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The seventh annual Kick Childhood Cancer Campaign will see Sporting Kansas …

[ad_1] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:January 29, 2021 COLOMBIA, SC – A teenager died this week from multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19. This is the first death in the state linked to MIS-C reported to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). A 17-year-old from the northern region of the …