Category: Coronavirus

Eversource: Company Continues Essential Work to Ensure Reliability During COVID-19 Pandemic

BERLIN, CT – As Eversource operates under its COVID-19 pandemic plan to safeguard the health and well-being of its employees and the communities it serves, the energy company continues to prepare for emergencies and perform essential work to ensure reliability for its four million customers across Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Recognizing the importance of…

City of Stamford Launches “Stamford Together” Volunteer Program

STAMFORD, CT – Stamford Mayor David Martin and Board of Representatives President Matthew Quinones announced today Stamford Together — a citywide volunteer program to help support the emergency response efforts related to the COVID-19 public health emergency. “During this crisis, many residents in this city are willing to help others,” said Mayor David Martin. “This…

CT Gov: 203 new cases since yesterday, 71 in hospital, 12 now dead

HARTFORD, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2020: Data updates on testing in Connecticut Since yesterday’s update, an additional 203 Connecticut residents have tested positive for…

AG Tong urges Trump to immediately prioritize production of PPE and testing supplies

Hartford, CT – Attorney General William Tong today joined 16 attorneys in a letter urging President Donald Trump to fully utilize the Defense Production Act to immediately prioritize the production of masks, ventilators, and other critical items needed by health care workers, first responders, and law enforcement across the United States. “We have health care…

Governor Lamont announces second philanthropic donation to help school districts with remote learning during crisis

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that a second philanthropic donor has stepped forward to help Connecticut’s school districts – particularly those that are under-resourced – employ remote learning methods as classes remain canceled statewide for an extended period due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Indra and Raj Nooyi have informed the governor…

CT Gov: 88 new COVID-19 cases in CT; total now 415 in state, 54 in hospital, 10 dead

KEY POINTS: Since yesterday, an additional 88 Connecticut residents have tested positive, bringing the statewide total to 415. More than 4,500 tests have been conducted among the state and private labs to date. Approximately 54 people are hospitalized and there have been 10 deaths. Governor Lamont signed his twelfth executive order pursuant to his emergency…

Connecticut Food Bank receives $500,000 from Dalio Philanthropies for pandemic response

WALLINGFORD, CT – Ray and Barbara Dalio and Dalio Philanthropies have given $500,000 to Connecticut Food Bank as part of a $4 million donation to support medical care and food assistance to people in Connecticut affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will support Connecticut Food Bank and its network by providing significant funding during…

Connecticu governor release guidance to businesses on ‘stay safe, stay home’ order

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today released guidance intended to help the state’s business and nonprofit community better understand the “Stay Safe, Stay Home” executive order he recently signed directing all non-essential businesses and not-for-profit entities in Connecticut to prohibit all in-person functions effective Monday, March 23, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. as part of…

Lamont: 104 new coronavirus cases in CT bringing total to 327; 51 in hospital, 8 dead

KEY POINTS: Since yesterday, an additional 104 Connecticut residents have tested positive, bringing the statewide total to 327. More than 3,600 tests have been conducted among the state and private labs to date. Approximately 51 people are hospitalized and there have been 8 deaths. Governor Lamont is currently working on another executive order – his…