Category: Health

CT DPH Commissioner Dr. Manisha Juthani Reminds Residents To Take Necessary Precautions During May Summer Heat Event

HARTFORD, CT – With temperatures anticipated to approach 100 degrees this Saturday and Sunday, Connecticut Department of Public Health Commissioner Manisha Juthani, MD, is reminding individuals who will be spending time outside or in non-air-conditioned spaces to be cautious during periods of intense heat during the day. “Typically, we do not see heat events like…

Connecticut Attorney General Tong leads bipartisan, nationwide coalition defending affordable drug prices

Hartford, CT – On Monday, Attorney General William Tong led a bipartisan, nationwide coalition of attorneys general in two amicus briefs defending affordable drug prices before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third Circuit and District of Columbia. The brief defends the actions of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in…

Connecticut Attorney General Tong announces multistate effort to protect mental health and substance abuse disorder care

Hartford, CT – Attorney General William Tong joined attorneys general from Rhode Island and Illinois today filing an amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit seeking to protect mental health and substance abuse disorder care in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Illinois. The filing was announced at a press conference…

Governor Lamont announces expansion of virtual mobility assistance pilot program to Bradley International Airport

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the State of Connecticut’s 18-month pilot program offering Aira at no cost for individuals who are blind or have low vision has been expanded to now include Bradley International Airport. Aira is a virtual interpreting service that uses a smartphone’s camera to stream live video to…

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

Get Yourself Tested: Norwalk Health Department Offering Free Hepatitis C Screenings in May NORWALK, CT – To help raise awareness about the dangers of Hepatitis C and to promote early detection, the Norwalk Health Department is offering free Hepatitis C testing throughout the month of May. Testing will be offered during clinic hours on Mondays,…

CT DPH: Upcoming National Infant Immunization Week Encourages Parents to Keep Kids on Track 

HARTFORD, CT – National Infant Immunization Week serves as a reminder about the importance of staying on track and ensuring infants are up to date on recommended childhood vaccines. The Connecticut Department of Public Health, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention remind parents that now is the time…

Governor Lamont tests positive for COVID-19

Governor Lamont has tested positive for COVID-19 this morning, according to a statement, released by Max Reiss, director of communications for the governor. He is not experiencing any symptoms and is currently isolating at home for the next five days, per CDC guidelines. The positive result came after his regularly-scheduled rapid self-test and was confirmed…

Governor Lamont announces state distribution of 670,000 COVID-19 rapid self-tests for K-12 schools and early childcare providers

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont announced on Tuesday that the State of Connecticut distributed on that same day an allocation of 670,000 COVID-19 rapid self-tests to public and private K-12 schools and early childcare providers statewide. The governor explained that this allocation is the first phase of his administration’s distribution of self-tests for schools…

Governor Lamont directs CT’s earned income tax credit for 2020 to be retroactively enhanced to 41.5% using coronavirus relief funds

Nearly 200,000 Low-to-Moderate Income Working Individuals and Families Will Receive Significant Boost in State Income Tax Credits HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is directing the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services to retroactively enhance the 2020 Connecticut Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) from 23% of the federal credit to 41.5%. The…