Category: Health

Bridgeport DPH Director Jackson-Shaheed announces free COVID-19 testing available at North Branch Library

Bridgeport, CT – Bridgeport Department of Public Health Director Jackson-Shaheed encourages adults and children that are not vaccinated to get FREE COVID-19 testing which is now available at the North Branch Library located at 3455 Madison Avenue. At the COVID testing location, insurance is not required, and no appointment needed; walk-ins are accepted. Onsite staff…

Department of Consumer Protection Publishes Policies and Procedures for the Regulation of Adult-Use Cannabis

The Department of Consumer Protection announced last Friday that it has published Policies and Procedures pertaining to Public Act 21-1 An Act Concerning Responsible And Equitable Regulation Of Adult-Use Cannabis. The policies and procedures for the regulation of Adult-Use Cannabis will become effective October 16, 2021. The policies and procedures are the provisions necessary to…

Governor Lamont issues call for CT General Assembly to meet in a limited special session on the COVID-19 public health and civil preparedness emergencies

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has issued a proclamation calling the Connecticut General Assembly to meet in a limited special session beginning Monday, September 27, 2021, for the sole purpose of approving a renewal of the declaration of public health and civil preparedness emergencies that were issued in response to…

Connecticut Department of Public Health Issues Health Alert: Tolland County Now Upgraded To The “High Transmission” Category

HARTFORD, CT – The Centers for Disease Control has now placed Tolland County in the “High Transmission” category of COVID-19. Tolland is the seventh county in the state to be upgraded to the High Transmission category. Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, New Haven, New London and Middlesex Counties also are listed as High Transmission. Windham is the…

Connecticut Department of Public Health Issues Health Alert: Litchfield County Now Upgraded To The “High Transmission” Category

Middlesex County Also Returns To The “High Transmission” Category HARTFORD, CT – The Centers for Disease Control has now placed Litchfield County in the “High Transmission” category of COVID-19. Litchfield is the sixth county in the state to be upgraded to the High Transmission category. New Haven, Hartford, New London, Fairfield and Middlesex Counties also…

Norwalk Hospital transforms neuroendovascular and heart care with new biplane angiography system

NORWALK, CT – Norwalk Hospital opened a Biplane Angiography Suite with the latest technology for diagnosing and treating neurological and cardiovascular problems such as stroke and heart disease. The biplane angiography system utilizes two rotating cameras to create detailed, three-dimensional, X-ray images of blood vessels, soft tissue and blood flow. Endovascular neurosurgeons and cardiologists will…

CTDPH releases data on COVID vaccine “breakthrough” cases, highlighting the vaccine’s effectiveness

Cases of fully vaccinated residents contracting virus “very rare” HARTFORD, CT – As Connecticut surpasses the 50% mark for Connecticut residents ages 16 and over who are now fully vaccinated, the Department of Public Health last week released data on vaccine breakthrough cases, which clearly show that the COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective at fighting…

CT DPH confirms case of measles in Connecticut child

Hartford, CT – The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) on Friday said it has confirmed a case of measles in a Fairfield County child.  The child, who was not yet vaccinated against measles, acquired the infection while traveling internationally.  DPH is collaborating with local partners to identify contacts and implement appropriate control measures. Measles…